At first I was keeping track of the days that I went to the pool. Now I have months in and the individual days don’t seem to matter as much. I have a goal and that is to compete some way, some how in twelve months. Perhaps it will be the Danskin Triathlon or it may be a short course meet somewhere but that is my goal. We had our first team meeting yesterday moving towards registering our team with the State Master Swim organization. Some of us are planning to attend a meet in October so we can see what it’s like. They tell me that making the decision is the first step. So as far as I’m concerned, I’m on the way. I will need a large cheering section. I’ll keep you informed.
For the first time in about a year I went to the pool today. I found out last night that the roof has been rolled back for the summer and the heater is turned off or way down (I’m not sure which) and the water is chilly to say the least. All night I was thinking about cold water. So this morning I got up put on the new (and smaller) bathing suit on and headed to the pool. Well the water was chilly but the sun was out and the sky was clear and it was fantastic. So I went to meet the Masters Swim Team to see what they are doing. They are practicing daily and they can all swim well. So here I am. Comfortable in the water but without any competitive stroke. In the past I have attempted to learn the free style stroke without success. I become easily discouraged and give up. So today I decided that this summer I am going to learn the free style stroke no ifs, ands, or buts as they say. I have to develop the right mindset and if any of you have suggestions let me know.