She would put towels across several of the lounging chairs and this happened even when the family had no intention of getting to the swim club until later in the afternoon.
We realised this was because getting the chairs that you wanted was crucial to the swim club experience. It was about being near the people you wanted to be near, and having access to things. Thats how this became one of our familys great mottos.
Taken in Philadelphia, USA during the SOTM World Tour.