I had a swim lesson last night. It was the first swim lesson I have ever had. See, I am a natural in the water. I love it and always have and I swim pretty well too. The lesson was basically a stroke critique and the chance to watch Tri-Hawg thrash around in the water, gasp for air and practically drown....we shared the lesson. Now I have to say that within about 15-20 minutes he had drastically improved and was able to breath again. I also had smoothed out my stroke and relaxed. All good things....until....
Something I learned: I. Hate. Flipturns.
I told the instructor (a high school kid) that I wanted to learn flip turns. I Did Not tell her that I wanted to ingest five gallons of clorine water through my nose, which is precisely what I did. I suck....I'm not even sure at this point if I am willing to make the flip turn a goal, challenge or more probably nemesis. My nasal passages have been burned and scarred by the Y's super, extra ordinary amount of clorine chemicals in the pool water. I am just not sure if one can recover....maybe I'm suffering from post tramatic water up the nose stress disorder??!!??
I'm off to the pool soon. An embarassing episode of gasping, choking and clorine snorting is sure to follow.