Wednesday, July 28, 2010
So, this week is week 2 of the swimming lessons. Last week, the lessons were Monday through Wednesday. On last Friday I was unable to get in my pool, but on Saturday I was in there for three hours. I was swimming or doing some type of exercise for at least 2 of them. We got in the pool on Sunday evening. I only got to swim a few laps before a big bug stung me and ran us out of the pool. This weeks swimming lessons: Monday we were challenged to swim from the shallow end to the deep end, and I realized something, I could do it. I was very skeptical b/c I hadn't been able to make it a slightly shorter distance in the pool without running out of breath. I guess that my endurance is getting a little better b/c I made it. I was however defeated by that diving board. I could not bring myself to jump into that pool on Monday night. Then on last night (Tuesday) I wasn't even thinking about that diving board (well not too much) because I didn't think I would be able to do it. I was just practicing swimming laps across the shorter end of the pool. Then we had to go down and touch the bottom of the pool. I was able to do that and found that it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Next my sister said, "Come on lets jump off the diving board." I was like, "Do you think we're ready?" She said yes, so for some reason I decided to go first. So, I was on that diving board for forever. I had to meditate, pray, and find some type of inner peace. Yeah, at least one person found it so humorous that I wouldn't jump for quite sometime, but I didn't see her get up there to even attempt the jump. After several minutes, I finally jumped and swam to the shallow end. I felt so nervous, but I had not been defeated by that diving board a second time. I went right back up there and jumped off again with a little better form this time. I felt amazing. I am so glad that I can now swim. I don't have to be afraid when I am in a pool. I can go to a waterpark and know that I can go into water and be able to swim out. So yes, I feel like such a winner.