I guess swimming half a mile without stopping qualifies me as someone who knows how to swim. It was really weird, as I’ve never swam that far before, and the furthest I swam before that was a mere 350m. I got in the pool yesterday, thinking it was a fluke, but apparently my body has figured out this swimming business now. Of course, I’m not exactly fast, but I’m nowhere near drowning either. Awesome.
For what it’s worth, Emmett Hines’ book Fitness Swimming is credited for teaching me how me how to swim. I never took any lessons.