day 2 of swim class.
must say, my front thighs were a little sore from all that kicking yesterday but not too bad as i thought it would be. i was excited for today but then a momentary thought. would there be a day within the 11 lessons that i would so not be looking forward to? a day when i would just suck or worse, declare defeat?
like our dear mr bean starting at 1:15
well, that day hasn't come yet.
today, we focused on rolling over front/back, back/front, alternating front kicks to side glides with shoulder rolls. thus building up and coordinating arm stroke techniques to learning the front crawl. with breathing to the side aka "rotary breathing".
arm strokes started out as whipping your arm out of the water like a "rainbow" to bending your elbow up to the ceiling like a "sharks fin" once we reach the hip before cutting our hands back into the water in front of us, like a proper front crawl.
felt a bit uncoordinated today with everything we had to keep in mind. kinda feels like learning a new dance routine. i think the more practice, the more second nature it'll become. and less water in your mouth or up the nose while taking a breath.
then a minute at the end to practice treading for 5+ seconds.
the pool is closed to the public when we're there for our lessons, save for one lane that is for swimming lengths only. the pool is roped off to about 6 lanes with most of the lanes dedicated to children's lessons. so it's kinda funny to see that we're the only 3 adults in the water learning to swim with the tots and young kidlets.
the lane for swimming lengths is kinda cool to watch too. practically all of these swimmers are seniors and they just bob along, swimming the length of the pools in whatever style they like, oh so casually. it's like i'm watching long-toothed walruses go by or something. not that they're anything wrong with that. i want to be like them when i'm that age. still have the stamina and the cardio to swim lengths. they're doing better than i am.
for the rest of the day, i found myself moving my arms in front crawl motion whenever i was walking or standing. and then found myself practicing egg beater motion with my legs whenever i was sitting down or lying on my bed belly down. couldn't help it.
i must look hilarious had i not been in the comforts of home.