Friday, August 1, 2008

Swimming Lessons

I'm really not a swimmer. I took swim lessons when I was younger, but never swam more than the length of the pool. I like to "go swimming." I do a mean doggie paddle, and I'm actually pretty good at treading water; I just have issues with whole breathing while swimming thing. So this summer we decided to work on our swimming skills. We've been going to the pool 3-4 nights a week. Ella's been working on putting her face in the water, and Jacob and I have been working on swimming laps (and Sophie...well quite frankly, I think she's going to learn to swim before any of the rest of us learn). Tonight was a pretty good night for me. After 3 weeks of practice I am excited to report that I swam a full lap today!!! I have a whole new respect for the Olympic swimmers...and my goal of being able to swim a mile is starting to sound a little crazy to me.

2 comments:

Ashlie said...

I thought I would be able to jump in and swim several laps right off the bat when I started. I mean I'd had swimming in junior high gym class. :) It took a few rounds but if finally clicked and I went from swimming less than a full lap to quite a few.

Neta said...

Good luck with your goal. I think you can do it. Don't give up.