First Day Back At Swimming

Last Thursday, I went back to swimming in five months. I had to stop for the winter. It felt really good to get back in the pool. My instructor has me using one noodle that’s really buoyant, and it seemed to really help me. Let’s lay out the progress I have made getting over my fear of swimming over 15 years:

  • 2004: Horrible fear & using an Aqua Jogger
  • 2005-06: Swimming with no floatation devices & just my gym teacher
  • 2007: Calmer in the pool
  • 2011: Fear minimizes & swimming in deep end with only two noodles and my teacher. I’m more relaxed in the water, but I still don’t have the capability to use goggles
  • 2018: I start swimming at the YMCA. Now I’m starting to be able to use goggles


I have made tremendous progress with swimming over the last 15 years. I can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!

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