Why I just keep swimming
In the begining there were swimming aids – armbands, floats, rubber-rings – and generally lots of flapping about in the water
Then came the Saturday morning lessons (with a lady with long grey hair called Monica), and inflatable-fun sessions at my local pool.
Followed by primary school trips to ‘the baths’, a few life-saving lessons in pyjamas and an enthusiastic entry in a junior charity Swimathon…
Family holidays consisting of body-boarding at the beach or fun pools, wave machines and water rides
My teens, mainly featured friend’s pool parties…
University years saw a spate of half-hearted visits to the pool and random (post-clubbing on Brighton seafront) swimming in the sea.
‘The real-world’ and ‘9-5′ lifestyle change required swimming for exercise’ sake…
And finally, in 2011 I took up regular swimming again as a sanity-saving, stress-relieving, truly enjoyable hobby and finally rediscovered my love of the water!
So, I’ve decided to just keep swimming! and this year, spread the love, with this blog – which I intend to fill with amusing anecdotes from the pool; general swimming updates, info, tips, and techniques; reviews of tried-and-tested gadgetry and kit, and any other inspiring swim-related swag I come across*.[*or if you have something you’d like to contribute, or a suggestion for blogging about, then just let me know]