Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Swimming here I come

Well, I guess it is pathetic that after being born and living in a coastal area for more than 13 years I  am still unable to swim. But that is the bitter truth. I did start to learn swimming back when I was in Matara, but the training stopped right when I was learning how to take a breath while swimming as my pool was destroyed by Tsunami. I guess I was  lucky that December 26th was not one of my training days. Anyhow even my University has a big pool I am still stuck where I left.I can only swim the distance one breath can take me. The moment I come up for the second breath I sink like a sack of potatoes. I have had so many unofficial trainers including my friends and my boyfriend. Yet too much instructions always leaves me nowhere but in confusion.But not being able to swim does not discourage me jumping in to the pool. The water is so inviting and enticing to me that I can not resists its lures although for almost six years now I am restricted to hanging in the shallow end of the pool, dreaming of a day when I can join the deep end.
       So I heard that a Korean Master has started  a swimming course at our university and plunged in hoping at least I would get it right this time. Kim is thirty ( which he doesn't look like, but I am not good at guessing ages anytime), someone said he is from South Korea  and I really don't know why he is doing this. yet the class was really fun. We learned that in order to swim with speed we must reduce the resistance of water on our body. In order to  do that we learned floating in various positions. It was super fun. We also did a bit of sliding through water.I am a bit worried that I won't be able to go beyond the breathing part, But I am going to practice hard.although the water was freezing and it was raining as well I really enjoyed that session.But It left me dead tired that I slept like a log and even got late for work this morning.

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