I’ve given up the lessons as I was bored and wasn’t really developing. My technique seems ok and what I really need is to spend time doing laps to build up my stamina rather than just trying to hone my technique. It’s a bit expensive though and there are other more pressing things for now.
I’m contemplating doing the Forty Foot Christmas Swim again this year, haven’t swum in ages but it’s more a test of enduring the cold sea than of actual swimming! 5 months ago
Even though i decided i won’t go because i didn’t sleep at night.
i went anyways. it was alot of fun, managed to tread water( a skill i didn’t have before)
and felt alot better while in the water.
felt like im breathing better, but i still ran out of energy realy fast :> 9 months ago
slowly but surely!
My stamina is still pretty rubbish but I must be doing something right because my teacher forced me to move up to the next level of classes. I was dead nervous and not at all sure I was able for it but I am now in the intermediate/advanced group! So that means I will be doing lengths rather than widths which will hopefully help with the stamina. I wish I could manage to do the swimming version of jogging. Instead I think I am doing the equivalent of a sprint but haven’t figured out how to take it easy and not sink. :-) 13 months ago
and I must be getting somewhere because my teacher has nicknamed me Fish lol!
I’m still not great at the actual swimming – my stamina and technique have a lot of room for improvement but I’m really enjoying it! And I’m learning basic dives which is great fun. 18 months ago
... and I’m doing swimming lessons! I’m having so much fun with it but can’t say that I’m improving much. I can either focus on my arms or my legs or my breathing. When I try to do everything once it is not a pretty sight! 2 years ago