I suck at swimming
Correction. I sucked at swimming. See that? That's PAST tense!! SuckED!
Recently I took the plunge (see what I did there?) and enrolled in adult swimming lessons.
Oh yes I did!!
Oh I had the general gist of how to swim but just plain ol' sucked at it. I was lucky to make it the length of a 25m pool! If I did make it there was no way in hell I was making it back!
So off I went with my swimming buddy and we jumped in the deep end! (I can't help it - they're just too easy to make!)
After 4 lessons so far I'm stoked to report that I AM A SWIMMER!
I can now swim at least
*100m ** 200m *** 300m **** 400m 500m without stopping and my trainer has told me that my freestyle and backstroke is pretty much perfect! Fecking perfect!!
Except my breast stroke. I still suck at that.
How I'm meant to look? Just like Leisel here.
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How I actually look?
I'm like one of those wind up frogs you put in the bathtub that kick and kick but don't actually get anywhere.
Yep that's me!
I'll get there though. Just keep swimming and all that.
That triathlon is looking easier and easier!
*I'd love to now report that as of 12/11/2012 I can now swim 200m freestyle without stopping! That's 2/3 of my goal of 300m!! May have to increase my goal!!!
** Woohoo! I did it! My goal was 300m and I freaking did it!! Who would have thought that just a few short weeks ago I struggled to do 50m!! Last night (19/11/2012) at practise I swam a total of 1050m which included a 300m non stop swim and a few 200m ones!! So chuffed right now!!
*** 29/11/2012 - Woohoo!! 400m non stop! Who woulda thunk it!
**** 15/12/2012 - Pop the freaking champagne! I swam 500m without stopping and could have kept at it if it wasn't for my crappy impinged shoulders!!
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