...Well, not quite, but tonight was the last lesson of Level One swimming. And I survived!
We had fun and with five of us, plus the teacher, the class was small enough that we all knew each other’s names and had a few laughs.
In tonight’s class we actually put arms and legs together and swam. Woo hoo! We practiced everything we had learned… floating, gliding, sculling, flutter kicking and the piece de resistance – front crawl.
I discovered that I can scull backwards (feet first) pretty darn well. In fact, it was one of my favorite things!
Anyway, I managed to do the front crawl MUCH better than I did a few months ago when I was going to the pool for cardio. Getting actual instruction in how and when to breathe turned out to be rather crucial. (Go figure!)
It is still far from pretty. But it is still a heck of lot better than when I did it on my own.
I was asking around for as well for some tips – or possibly a private class – in water running. Turns out that there are none… just water aerobics. From what I gather, although everyone talks about how great water running is for injured “land runners”, not so many of them actually get in the pool and do it! (I can understand this… I’ve been injured since November and I’m just seriously starting to ask questions now…)
I will definitely go practice my front crawl again soon, but I’m quite keen on this water running thing, so all tips and tricks are appreciated!