Hey Ryan. I work out at Gold's also, and also have the issue of fees going up. Even with the new rate (I think it was $25/mo) it is still cheaper than other gyms with pools - based on the last time I got pricing, which was a couple of years ago. Some of the TRIOKC folks do master's classes at the pool at UCO, but I think you will pay as much or more doing that, as with just going to Golds. Since I live around the corner from them, I will probably stay.
... not fast but having a lot of fun!..