Friday, March 30, 2012
Today, for the first time since 1993, I was able to swim a couple of lengths in the pool. I never dreamed that I would have the range of motion with my neck to be able to do this again. I know that I must be very careful when putting my face into the water and turning it sideways to breathe but that I was able to do it at all is a miracle. The reason I tried swimming today is that I have to swim two lengths of the pool in order to become a water aerobics sub (after I take the classroom training). I was assured that I can do any swimming stroke that I choose. I also did some floating/paddling on my back which was very relaxing. I did find that I got winded quickly when I put my face in the water so I will have to build up some stamina with that type of swimming. I swam for about 30 minutes and I have to say that I was thrilled to be able to do it!