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What doesn’t kill you makes you feel alive

If you had told me 20 years ago that at the age of 41 I would put on a skin tight wetsuit and swim in a public pool, in 11.5°C water, freestyle with my head in the water – I would have called you…

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Learning to swim

For more than a year already I have not been swimming with the head-above-water breast stroke style I swam for 38 years. I now have the stamina to swim freestyle for 1-2km. I don’t go fast, but every time I’m in the water I’m…

Sunday, 14 February 2016
fitness swimming

So much more fun than just floating about

Swimming has never been my thing. I learned to splash around enough to not drown but we never had swimming lessons at school or available outside of school so my skills ended with being able to do breast stroke with my head above water.…

Sunday, 15 February 2015