Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Learning to swim ... at middle age

So we both had "swimming lessons" as kids. I remember mine being less swimming and more dog paddling and flailing. I was scared of water. Not terrified... just scared. It is tough to get comfortable in learning anything if you have fear.

The fear subsided some years ago. I progressed to learn to dive and even do flips off the edge of the pool. Then I started jumping off bridges as a teenager ... so clearly the fear of water had subsided. I still, however didn't really know how to swim.

About two months ago we met a swim instructor named Sarah Simons. We've started correcting the swim stroke issues but I believe it is tougher to learn some motor movements as an adult.

I still don't know how to "swim" but I can actually make progress in the water.

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