I had a different coach this week, and we concentrated on breaststroke. It’s good to change things around occasionally; you get to emphasise different things and possibly have the same thing explained in a slightly[…]
Today I remembered not to drink too much coffee, and I kept quite hydrated before my lesson, but I also ate three Krispy Kreme doughnuts, so I guess things averaged out.
Today we videoed my freestyle, so for the first time I can see what I’ve been doing. I regret that we didn’t record what I looked like on my first lesson, but then I’m not[…]
Today I did eight laps of freestyle, eight laps of breaststroke, twelve laps of backstroke and then four more of freestyle and four more of breaststroke to cool down. I also discovered that last week’s[…]
At the weekend, while my wife was buying shoes and I was wondering if the cheeseburger I’d eaten was going to kill me or not, I bought a swimming hat. And yesterday, when I gave[…]
This was the first swimming lesson of 2018, and the first time I’ve been in the pool in three weeks. Today I leaned a new stroke, and I also learned old truths about my flexibility,[…]
I didn’t have a brilliant night’s sleep – possibly I was frightened about oversleeping and missing my flight back. I had worried myself unduly by not paying attention to timezones; although the return flight took[…]