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,[…]
It’s been a long long time since I last went to Swish for a lesson. Actually, come to think of it the last time I went (after a long absence) I pulled my neck swimming[…]
I look rather shocked in this photo, but perhaps that’s because I’m amazed that I’ve swum several lengths of the pool doing breaststroke, the culmination of weeks of effort.
I wandered out of the swimming lesson today, greeted by the glorious smell of barbecuing meat. All is well in the world. Even my breaststroke is somewhat improved.
For today’s lesson, I did a few laps of freestyle and then concentrated on my breaststroke. Things went better than last week: I (mostly) remembered how to kick, although I’m still struggling to sync up[…]
After an awful lot of weeks off, I went back to Swish today to start another set of lessons. As always, starting again is more challenging than you think: you’re confronted by the fact that[…]