Bringing a workout to the pool is not as complicated as one might imagine. Sure, you can go to the effort of laminating a workout, but that isn’t really necessary.
All I do is get the workout on paper (sometimes handwritten, sometimes printed) and then slap it onto a kickboard and splash some water on it so it sticks. Then I prop the kickboard up against something (like a pull buoy, mesh bag or other kickboards) at the edge of the pool so I don’t have to lean over to read it and do the workout, referring to the paper as necessary.
Mosts triathletes don’t have to spend too much time in the pool, and I say that lovingly as I compare their training needs to swim team needs. We used this method on my team in high school and my team in college. How long will a sheet of paper last? It should last long enough to make it to the end of your workout (2-3 hours). Occasionally, a workout will get folded/torn/damaged, but it usually isn’t an issue. If you’re worried, make two copies!
Be creative! I’ve wrapped workouts around water bottles or even set them on the pool deck.
What method do you use to bring your workout to the pool?