Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I Can Swim

This fall I signed up for swimming lessons at the YMCA. As a kid I took swimming lessons with the local parks and rec department but never got past the bubble blowing. I could dog paddle but not put my face in the water. So at 71 I decided to take lessons.  I bought nose plugs but decided they were more trouble than they were worth. I had six lessons.  I bit the bullet and put my face in the water. It wasn't so bad. I can do the freestyle, backstroke and the breast stroke. I have the most trouble with getting the timing right on the breast stroke and I need to kick more when I do the freestyle. Not bad for an old lady!

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