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not sure that was a good use of my time

Saturday, January 12, 2013

We interrupt this blog challenge for a swim lesson update.

I paid my money and was the first person to sign up. I had delusions of being the only person and getting private lessons for public price. Instead I was in a group of 5, 3 of whom were learning (deep water issues, face in water issues) myself and another person were comfortable and hoping to get better.

I'm not going to say it was a complete waste of time, but it wasnt thebest use of an hour of my time. I complained to the aquatic director explaining that I was not challenged. She offered to prorate me to private lessons but it was $200 DH and I had just had a discussion about needing to trim expenses.

If they dont split the class (basic adults/ adv adults) I am going to ask for my money back and just make a committment to swimming during open swim time. That would be a better use of my time.

For all of DogLady's protests, I dont think she is going to have to worry about me anytime soon. I might beat her out of the water, but she's totally going to smoke me on the bike. As all triathletes know, the tri is lost in the water or the run, but its won on the bike, where she excels. (And I dont)
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    I hope they'll split the class for you!
    1955 days ago
    Weird that they would group people of different abilities in the same class. But lessons or no, I know you'll do great with your tris. You're a lean, mean swimming machine. (Except, you know, not at all mean. And not a cyborg. That I know of.)
    1956 days ago
    You are going to be fantastic! I know both of you are going to do great!

    Good luck with your swimming. I hope they fix the problems with the class differential.
    1956 days ago
  • ANSIN2011
    I would definitely ask for my money back!!!
    1957 days ago
    I agree with DogLady! I am still considering whether I will try and do one this summer or wait until the next.
    1957 days ago
    Your gym doesn't offer lessons based on ability? You know, like beginner, intermediate, advanced, competition? Private lessons is the only other option? I call BOGUS!
    1957 days ago
    I may be doing the tri vicariously this year... because of my focus on the marathon for 2013, but face it, my heart is in the tri. Spark on, you two... it's going to be such fun watching you do your thing together from afar! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Spark on! emoticon
    1957 days ago
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