Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Like a fish.

Swam with an Olympian today. It didn't much matter that he was 50 years old, either. I'm not sure how many laps I finished before I got dizzy, but it was maybe half the amount he did. He turned to my co-worker at one point and complimented him on his stroke, saying, "I can tell you're a swimmer!" Then he looked at me.

With about the same amount of enthusiasm, he said: "We're gonna MAKE you a swimmer."

I guess we'll see about that, right? I just need to be sure I pick the slow lane next time. I am absolutely spent.


Mel said...

Swimming is definitely hard work and takes training, but gets easier the more you do it. Good work.

zlb said...

ooooh, can you do the cool flippy turn-aroundy thingy? I took swimming for a quarter in college and never could do that without either hitting my head on the wall, getting a nose full of water, or getting all mixed up. I am for sure not a swimmer.

Dainon. said...

I didn't even pretend like I could do that. I swam with him again today, though, so maybe ... with time, I'll be able to fake it.

brother bombi said...

The first time I swam for exercise I got dizzy too! I was inches from passing out and drowning. It was about as bad as I've ever felt in all my 27.5 years. Right up there with my night of Robintino's pizza poisoning. Still remember it. The next time I went, I did half the laps and saved myself the agony.

So, what I'm saying is, you're doing well.