I will definitely get into the pool tomorrow. I was there yesterday with my kids and during the break, I hopped in. This is only the SECOND time I have EVER swam laps in MY LIFE. It is hard. It is kind of scary. It is also something I need to be able to do. I want to sign up for a triathlon soon, and I need to get into the pool. I have to force myself to learn to swim those laps.
My son, is on the swim team. He swims for an hour and a half at a time, in a 50 meter pool. That is a long way to a non-swimmer. Hell, I bet that is a long way to a swimmer-swimmer. I have a new respect for swimmers after my measly 7.5 laps in the neighborhood pool during a 15 minute “adult swim.” I am not kidding you, I was out of breath from one side to the other. I had to stop in between each lap to catch my breath. Now, I have never had a lesson, so I am basing my technique on what I see when I watch my son swim with the swim team. I am pretty sure I look like a drowning victim, super splashy and all over the place, gasping for breath. My friends told me I looked effortless, and strong. Ha. Those are friends that I will keep.
So, in honor of National Swim-A-Lap Day, tomorrow I will swim. My goal will be to make it 2 laps without having to stop and GASP for breath. I will make it 8 laps in total tomorrow, and I will continue to “train” for my future date unknown tri.