I take them to the the edge of the pool and then retire to the viewing area, as instructed.
The pool has 8 lanes, my Dc are in the 2 lanes furthest from me at the opposite side of the pool. Lanes 4,5,6 are occupied by some of the most beautifully built young men I've ever seen and I did get a bit distracted from my DC's lessons!
I don't think I was letching, more admiring (both bodies and swimming ability actually - it was beautiful to watch) and in my defence I did think they were adults to start with, but as there were a group of mothers waiting to drive them home, I suspect they night not have quite been men!
Would you have watched - difficult not to, as in my direct line of vision, but would you?
hummmmmmmmmmmm i had this problem with that werewolf boy from twilight when someone told me how old he was when i had been shamelessly perving over him. i had to tell myself i didnt know and he didnt look his age and he was physically beautiful. no harm in having a mmmmmmmmmmm moment i dont think.
See I am about (yet again) to make a shameful confession on MN.
My DS does a sport. The club he does it at has young men in their 20's training. When I was in my mid-thirties and he had just started training there I did used to watch and appreciate the fit young male specimens.
And one of the coaches was definitely on the I'd do him list. again
I think physically fit bodies in action can be inspiring to watch in the sense that wow - (a) other people's bodies can do that (er.....mine generally can't); and (b) aesthetically beautiful in the same way as admiring art or architecture so I don't think there is something intrinsically wrong with admiration. Letching oversteps the mark though and would be really weird in my view.
I never understand why old people fancying young people doesn't make the old person feel older and less attractive (not directed at you OP just speculating on people like Peter Stringfellow et al)? The contrast just makes the old person look older?
I would have watched and probably asked the mums what they were training for, being nosey-like.