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This was actually only my second swimming session where I was trying to swim lots of lengths in a pool. However, I knew from the first session and my previous attempts at swimming that I tend to run out of breath every length. I tried swimming slowly but this only really allowed me to swim 2 lengths at at time.
I am really glad I attended the Pirates social last week. Apart from meeting lots of very nice people I got a tip from Funkin that just stuck in my head. He told me not to kick. I retorted that I had tried swimming more slowly and he repeated that I should just not kick.
As I hit the pool today I was sceptical. I tried it anyway. It worked! I swam 2000m today in a 25m pool. It was slow. It was not elegant. But I did it! It took me 70 mins to do so you can see it was very slow but I never really got out of breath and i just plugged away. I feel like a million dollars and that ANYTHING is possible!!!
Thanks Funkin - sometimes you know something from reading forums but you only put it in to practice when someone tells you to your face