Feeling the fear, packing the bag and doing it anyway.

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Today I finally got around to doing something I had wanted to do for a long time – go back to swimming lessons.  I learnt to swim as a child in Templeogue College Swimmming Pool and my son swims there so it was a good a choice as any.

Over the last 40 years or so I have managed to loose my breathing technique and really struggle with keeping my face in the water.  So this morning I joined the ladies class and I think the worst might be over.  As an adult the fear of making a fool of yourself is usually far worse that the reality of a situation.  I did find it difficult, was a little panicked but the lovely instructor Paula was great.  By the end of the session I was worn out, my legs felt like lead but I was happy that I had taken the first step.

Have I sorted out my breathing technique – no but I will get there with practice – lane swimming here I come.




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