So, you've decided to get in the water again. It's probably been a while since you last hit the pool. Maybe you swam your final conference meet or NCAAs a few months ago, or it could be a decade or three since you last attempted a swim practice. Maybe you're a triathlete or fitness swimmer attending your first organized water workout. In any event, that first practice can often be daunting. Following a few simple rules of thumb may improve your perspective, prepare you for the experience, and keep you coming back for more.
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Swimming is a large part of your life. It's a large part of our lives too. Have you ever noticed how much you have in common with your fellow peer swimmers? Ever been to a party or meet a random somebody only to find out that that person is also a swimmer, just like you. You immediately share a bond and you probably swap a few stories about each other's swimming histories and backgrounds. Sometimes it becomes a night of swim talk. "Hey, did you know that so and so is a swimmer too?" "Gee, I remember when we..." And there it goes on and on, all those great stories about swim meets, swim parties, strange experiences so on and so forth.
On January 26, Steve Cattles of Greeley, Colorado said:
"I guess my favorite swimming experience would be when I went to short course nationals for masters swimming in 2003. I cut six minutes off my 1,000 yard time and for the first time in my life I felt like I belonged at that meet."
Thanks Steve, that's what the competitive spirit is all about - performing at your own best level - great job!