Posted: 22/04/2015 at 15:00
I'd just like to add that after a whole season (last year) of trying and failing miserably to front crawl with my face in the water, I got in the pool a few weeks ago for the first time in months and, bingo, it just happened! I don't know how, or why etc etc but I managed to do a full length without choking or drowning....I was elated.
The following week, I had taken a step backwards, but on Sunday just gone I went again and it is all coming together.
Granted, it's not pretty and my technique is shocking - after one length I'm gasping for breath, but I'm getting on with it and doing a length of breast stroke, a length of front crawl and two of back stroke (just to mix it up a bit). My other half is going to come with me next time and give me some tips on technique - can't afford lessons - so we'll see how that goes but everything he's said so far has worked for me and as he started the same way as I am now, he's become a pretty good swimmer, I trust his advice.
I'm really pleased that its working and I'm starting to get my mojo back. I have a chronic pain condition, so my limbs will not always do what they're supposed to but I adapt and overcome and slowly it's getting easier and helping with my mobility. I'm now really looking forward to the open water season again and might, if I can lose some weight and start running again, even be tempted to have a go at a super sprint triathlon!!!!!!!
Happy swimming everyone!