instructor wastes no time. i guess she thinks we're ready, so audrey had us jump in the deep end (without any floaties) first thing today. then tread for 10 seconds. i even surprised myself that i treaded longer than that and longer than the other students, michael and andre.
after that she gave us a kickboard and had us do some laps to build up out endurance. front kick/side glide to the shallow end and then kicking on our backs back to the deep end.
today's class focused on learning the whipkick for treading water. each of us grabbed a noodle to put behind our arms so that we could float in the water in a seated position so that we could look at our legs and feet whilst practicing.
it was rather hilarious as the next lane beside us were little kids being taught the same thing too.
then with a kickboard, we were on our backs giving the whipkick a go. i think i got the motions down but found it a challenge to kick with enough power to propel myself back. it must've looked funny to the parents in the stands watching us, whipkicking but not making any distance. also it took some coordinating to remember when to flex and when to point my feet whilst whipkicking.
inspirational video: i want to be like her. she makes treading water look so easy.