Today, I practiced more ladders with freestyle. I was very tired. This was the first time that I felt so tired during swimming. Adventurer Jr. II told me the length I swam was equivalent to five laps. Only five? I thought to myself. Then I spent the rest of the time in the deep end to alleviate my fear of deep water. … Continue reading >>
Today, Adventurer Jr. II asked me to do some ladders with freestyle. It’s good endurance training. Basically, I swam 1 length and rested 5 seconds. Then 2 lengths and rested 5 seconds. Then 3 lengths etc., until I swam 5 lengths. After that, I went back down and swam 4 lengths, all the way back to 1. I still have fear in deep water. To help reduce it, Adventurer Jr. II told me to sink into the bottom while blowing … Continue reading >>
I swam freestyle back and forth the width of the pool with push-off and two-hand touch. Then I practiced backstroke. The last time I swam in backstroke was on December the second of last year with noodles. I was able to swim the width of the pool in backstroke without anything today. I’m very happy of the progress.
I practiced more push-off and two-hand touch. I also played tag with Adventurer Jr. III. He is getting so fast with doggy paddle. We had a lot of fun in the pool. … Continue reading >>
Adventurer Jr. II had a small injury on his right foot from scraping it against the bottom of the pool the day before, so I left him home. I had the entire pool to myself. Safety is the top priority when swimming by oneself. Instead of swimming the length of the pool, I stayed in the shallow end and swam the width of the pool. I practiced push-off and two-hand touch. It wasn’t so fun as when Adventurer Jr. II … Continue reading >>
Today I continued with push-off and two-hand touch. Only practice can make me better. I also played with Adventurer Jr. III in the pool. He is getting better and faster with doggy paddle. … Continue reading >>
Today I swam the width of the pool and practiced push-offs. And I can reach the other side of the pool with just a push-off, which means I’m getting better at it. I also did lots of two-hand touch. I practiced it over and over to make the transition smoother. Another improvement I noticed was that I’m getting better at changing air while swimming. The key to success is practice. … Continue reading >>
Half of January has flown by already, and I just had my very first swim lesson for the year. Adventurer Jr. II taught me “two-hand touch” followed by push-off so that I can make turns and continue swimming. I swam the width of the pool and practiced that the entire hour. … Continue reading >>
12-14-2013 Today I conquered my fear and swam in the deep end of the pool. Adventurer Jr. II told me not to look down and just think of it as the shallow end. My fear of water had subsided a lot. I’m actually enjoying swimming, especially backstroke with noodles.
12-5-2013 Today I swam in the pool with Adventurer Jr. III. He raced me doggy paddle, while I swam freestyle. We also danced and singed in the pool. It was a wonderful time. On a side note, a new class called Tabata is now available, at a time that is convenient for me. I had to find the group lesson schedule for details. It was described as, “A physical & mental challenge that will increase your metabolism & muscular endurance, … Continue reading >>