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OMG! Swim Lesson Update!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Okay guys, I know some of you have been wondering about the swimming lesson, well here goes.

This evening, August 18, 2009 marks my second official swimming lesson. I must say I am comfortable in the water, you know I got the floating thing down both on my stomach and on my back, a piece of cake. But, check this out…….

It’s time to learn to kick, that was lesson number one, the instructor gave us (4 of us in the class) some pointers and we practice a little. He says my technique is good but I can’t understand why I’m not going very far. I guess that comes with practice, so I guess I’ll be spending a lot of time kicking in my sleep.

So now to today’s lesson, adding the arms, this thing is going to be harder than I expected. So I was concentrating so hard on the movements he said I was thinking about it too much, to mechanical. Okay, I got to fix that, in my attempt to fix it and try not to think about it so much I forgot to kick. What in the world, this is going to take some serious effort. I guess I’ll be in bed again practicing kicking and my arm movements.

The instructor says in the next lesson we will talk about breathing; well I know you have to kick your legs while moving your arms, but I don’t know how he expects me to breath too, that might be asking too much in 3 lessons.

Overall he says I’m doing a great job, I’m the only one in the class that can float really well so I’m really feeling good about it. I will heading to the health and wellness center in the morning to get in some practice so I’ll be more prepared for Thursday’s lesson. Wish me luck and I’ll keep you posted!

Peace & Blessings

Julynn

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  • MARYBETH_OHIO
    Awesome job you will get it , it will just one day click and you will be swimming like a fish.. I love to swim and it is great for your health so kuddos on that to..
    Anyway have a great rest of the week..
    Huggles,
    Marybeth
    3379 days ago
  • MARYBETH_OHIO
    Awesome job you will get it , it will just one day click and you will be swimming like a fish.. I love to swim and it is great for your health so kuddos on that to..
    Anyway have a great rest of the week..
    Huggles,
    Marybeth
    3379 days ago
  • MAGGIEYE
    I can't swim, and I'm scared to be in water that's much over waist high, so I really admire you! It sounds like you've found something you love to do. emoticon
    3380 days ago
  • SUNNYINCALIF
    Thankyou for letting me laugh with you. I go to the gym and nearly dog paddle. All I know, is that I love the water, regardless of how 'pretty' my form is. And welcome to the club on trying to do several things at once. It will come with practice. Have fun!
    3381 days ago
  • CMB2048
    YOu made me laugh today! that is so funny! Keep at it. You'll get all the mechanics moving at the same time with practice!
    3381 days ago
  • BEAUTIFUL_BABY
    Good for you! Keep it up and in no time you will be on your way!
    3381 days ago
  • FORMYDARLINGS
    Keep at it, my friend. It will become natural. It is important to relax and have fun too. Try holding a floating device, ball or flutterboaard and practice kicking . It will take a lot of power so build up that muscles, they're new ones!

    Gini emoticon
    3381 days ago
  • AWYEAGLE
    I'm so proud of you. You are making great strides and keeping your sense of humor - that is the most important thing. Don't get frustrated it takes a lot of practice. If you have a footstool at home lay down on it on your stomach and you can practice moving your arms and legs at the same time. You might also want to purchase a kickboard so you can practice kicking in the water. Remember you can make yourself move forward with just arms or legs, you just don't get there as fast.

    Keep it up, I can't wait to hear how the breathing goes!
    3381 days ago
  • REBBIE54
    You are so brave to take on this new skill! You will learn to love swimming and appreciate it because you have worked so hard to get to that point. Congrads!!!
    3381 days ago
  • NYCFA1
    You'll get it all figured out! I know you will. :) emoticon
    3381 days ago
  • RACHELMARLENA
    I am so proud of you! You sound like you are making vast improvements! :)

    xoxo
    Rachel
    3381 days ago
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