Paid the US Masters swimming renewal, switch clubs.
Paid for the yearly city pool card.
Paid for one month of pool entry.
Arranged to pay the coaching and club fees for a month.
I've been down this road before but this particular club has coached morning and evening meeting times almost every day and more athletes. The last group only met 3 times a week in the morning (for the same price). My swim sucks but I've never actually tried to swim more than once or twice a week. I'm very confident in the water, just not fast. But the time has come. My run times are there, my bike split is there, my swim time is 2-5 minutes slower in a sprint than the top 5-10 girls in my age group. Time to train the swim.
All this is fine and dandy. Scraping together some money to throw at the problem is one thing (cut way back on Crossfit). Getting my butt in the pool at 5:30am Monday is another.