While the kids splashed, I began my aquatic exercise program. Within a short time, I yearned to swim laps in a larger pool, and soon we were swimming at Southeastern Louisiana University’s near Olympic size facility. Setting my sights on becoming a long distance swimmer, I had indeed begun to lose weight as my fitness improved. I discovered a real satisfaction from swimming. As I learned to improve my stroke and lung capacity, I savored the quiet world that I was immersed in during my workouts.
That old saying about practice makes perfect really true, and I learned that first hand that day. A few bruises and crashes later I finally got the hang of kayaking. Now it wasn’t a matter of learning something new. I finally got to enjoy paddling out, and waiting for that perfect wave to come along, and the thrill of riding it all the way to shore. Even a few times while I was waiting for a good wave to come a long, I seen dolphins swimming about a foot away from me.
I will never forget the first time I went snorkeling, it was something I had been afraid to do up until the moment I touched the water. Beforehand all I could think about was what if I got attacked by a shark? I was too young to die and I felt like I was tempting fate. Then once I made the plunge into the water everything washed away, as if the waves carried the fear with them as they folded over me. I remember that day so clearly, rocking back and forth, up and down, I sat on a small glass bottom boat.
There are techniques and benefits from swimming, in which, is a formalized sport of features local, international, and national competitions. Moreover, during a summer vacation with family and a co-worker, I decided to face my fears and learn to swim at a local pool. I approached the pool
She turned around and sure enough our little cousin had drifted off to where she slowly struggled to return to the surface of the water. Savanna quickly dove into the pool and dragged her back to safety. Because Savanna knew how to swim from doing swim team she saved a life that day. Another important life quality is the ability to listen to instructions. On my swim team when kids misbehaved or did not listen, they would either have to hop out of the pool and sit on the deck until they fixed their attitude or do extra sets.
What I didn't realize was that learning to swim would also make me a more confident person. New situations always make me a bit nervous, and my first swimming lesson was no exception. After I changed into my bathing suit in the locker room, I stood timidly by the side of the pool waiting for the teacher and other students to show up. After a couple of minutes the teacher came over. She smiled and introduced herself, and two more students joined us.
There are techniques and benefits from swimming, in which, is a formalized sport of features local, international, and national competitions. Moreover, during a summer vacation with family and a co-worker I decided to face my fears and learn to swim at a local pool. I approached the pool with a co-worker, who was an experienced swimmer and we began with safety, breathing, and coordination techniques. First, we focus on breathing techniques which exhaling through your nose/mouth as soon as you inhale; was a difficult critical task. Next, we learned the locomotion and range of how many limbs should maneuver in the water; that point we entered the water.
And once I received the rest I needed, I kept on swimming, all the way to the qualifying meet. The qualifying meet that took place a few weeks before the championship meet was imperative to my journey. In... ... middle of paper ... ...he middle of the pool deck for hours, until I finally heard Koppi shout in joy, followed by Thomas. Opening my eyes, I looked with anxiety to the scoreboard and saw that we had indeed won the race, and had gone a 1:52.78, breaking the National Age Group record by .49 seconds. When my team and I had finally reached our Ithica, I expected to feel fulfilled, and ready for a rest.
My experience learning how to swim has taught me to make a habit of seeing things through completely and being persistent in all endeavors. Throughout most of my younger years, I attempted to stay out of the ocean when at the beach due to my fear of deep water. Of course, the time when I felt a boost of confidence to enter the ocean without an adult, I was hit by an enormous wave which pushed me underwater for
Scuba Diving Scuba diving is a really interesting and exciting activity to do if someone loves the ocean as much as I do. My boyfriend Justus and I traveled to the beautiful Florida Keys for a week and a half last summer. When we got to the keys we had already planned on going scuba diving. We bought our tickets before we even left the state of Indiana. We were both super excited to experience something we had never done before.