I swam competitively all four years of high school and absolutely loved it! I tried out my freshman year knowing nothing about racing. I made JV and had an amazing coach who patiently taught me strokes, how to dive and how to flip turn. By my senior year I was the Varsity captain and had a passion for the 500 free and 100 fly (fellow swimmers will know what that gibberish means).
I realized I didn't have any "swim stuff" left so I had to go out and get a swim suit, a cap and goggles. Other fellow swimmers will understand how hard it was for me to buy a cap. It was literally the first time I'd ever bought one! Caps are just one of those things that everyone has a bunch of and are just always around, ya know? But, since it's been years, I couldn't find any (I'm sure there's still some packed away in my parent's garage or something).
|Sorry, not related at all. But this photo came up when I typed "funny swim cap" and I just couldn't resist|
here are some similar one's. I kind of like this one - the Fuji!
I'd love to join the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center eventually - but it's pretty pricey. They do have daily rates though, so I may treat myself to that occasionally.
I'm definitely slower than I expected, and am getting winded sooner than I would like - but I'm doing it! I forgot how tired my arms can get from fly. But I am excited to start seeing improvement and this may give me the boost I need to finally starting thinking about a Tri!
What are your hobbies that you've let fall by the wayside? Any regrets?