One step closer...

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28/02/2012 at 22:30
First coached swim session this evening. I've never been able to swim front crawl, and by the end of the session I could swim a length, bi-lateral breathing included! Dead chuffed with myself. Swallowed half a pool. Felling bloody great!

One step closer to being a triathlete...

cougie    pirate
28/02/2012 at 23:03
Blimey that's impressive ! I still can't do bilateral breathing !
Ironman next year then for you.
28/02/2012 at 23:12
Well I was taking in half air, half water

That's the very tentative plan ... I live in Wales, so Tenby's looking nice.
29/02/2012 at 09:15
13th Jan 2008... I can still remember the day. Like Cougies I still haven't mastered bi-lateral
Ironholgs    pirate
29/02/2012 at 09:31

well done Tim.

What's bi-lateral?

WildWill    pirate
29/02/2012 at 09:52
I've seen Cougie swim ... saying he has mastered single sided breathing, would be stretching it

;o)
Edited: 29/02/2012 at 09:52
29/02/2012 at 09:58
Thanks guys. I was breathing in more water than air ... but it's a start!
oii
29/02/2012 at 13:59
Tim - you are in the same place with your swimming as me. Am on my third front crawl lesson. Feels so great to (sort of) be able to do it hey! I also breath in more water than air and there is a lot of coughing and spluttering but it all feels like progress
Rafiki    pirate
29/02/2012 at 14:23

Well dome Tim and Oii!

I've just finished my swimming lessons (I prefer the coaching - doesn't cunjure pictures of arm band and rubber rings quite so much) although still breathing water!

I'm heading to Spain next week and have my first open water swim planned - justing hoping its true what they say about it being easier to swim/float in a wet suit!! Otherwise I'll have no need to worry about the bike or run - I'll drown during the swim!!

seren nos    pirate
29/02/2012 at 14:32
ironhogs.....i was going to ask about bilateral meaning

I still drink more than water than is safe after 3/4 years........it has a side effect ....be warned...........
The Silent Assassin    pirate
29/02/2012 at 15:50

yeah Seren, but thats because you swim in mucky rivers all year round

IronCat5    pirate
29/02/2012 at 20:37
I'm not a very good swimmer by any means. However the day I went slow enough to breathe bilaterally was the day I began to think I could swim. From there it was just a case of doing more lengths.
29/02/2012 at 21:24

Bilateral breathing is being able to take a breath on a stroke on both the left and right sides.

I went to the kind of school where even the non-swimmers had to race at the beginning of each lesson.

Thats 80's comprehensive education for you.

I still cant swim but I know the principles of how to.

Which is weird

29/02/2012 at 22:42
Side effects? Puking? Yet to swim for that long, but I'm sure I'll get there ...
01/03/2012 at 09:06
Tim Lebbon wrote (see)
Side effects? Puking? Yet to swim for that long, but I'm sure I'll get there ...

Oh yes I do the puking... It seems I get sea sick in OW, and if I forget my ear plugs I usually throw up after 15 mins in OW
seren nos    pirate
01/03/2012 at 16:22
No.........i meant peeing.....when you drink so much water every stroke.....you end up peeing your way around an IM or a half.....
01/03/2012 at 16:29
Even more impetus to be towards the front of the pack.
02/03/2012 at 15:51
Managed 20 length this morning! Stopped between every length, swallowed the half of the pool I left behind on Tuesday. But didn't puke. Success!
seren nos    pirate
02/03/2012 at 17:40
Tim.just realised you are south wales........you must come and swim in the Taff with me
02/03/2012 at 19:41
Hmmm, give me a few more pool sessions first! And a wetsuit. And a boat. Where do you live?
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