Over the last couple of weeks I have been working swimming into my strength training sessions. It will surprise absolutely no one who sees me that I am not an elegant gazelle in the pool. Note: I have no ideas if gazelles can swim, but gazelle-like has crept into my thesaurus several times and I have to submit to its call in my writing.
I’m no more of a graceful seal or an otter.
I don’t know how I could possibly be a more inefficient swimmer unless I swallowed a bunch of lead shot before wading in and I tried to swim in only six inches of water while tied to the edge.
So, for any of you who might have any swimming knowledge: any swimming tips for someone just getting started? Ways to make it easier/more efficient?
I am enjoying it immensely and have been astonished at just how challenging it is. Being weightless and having zero pressure on the spine is a glorious feeling. I don’t think I’ve ever swam more than 10 laps in one session but it is absolutely kicking my butt.
Who amongst you can steer me away from folly?
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