At swimming lessons last night, I learned the butterfly stroke. That is quite the workout! The instructor told me it was the hardest one and she wasn’t very comfortable doing it. So I felt like I was just flopping around and I came back and she said, “Wow…I have never seen anyone do the butterfly stroke so well on their first try! I’m impressed!” She kept saying that over and over. lol. I guess I was doing it right!! It made me feel good, I don’t ever get compliments on any athletic pursuits.
I have now learned all of the swim strokes! She gave me a lot of tips on swimming for a triathlon. I may have to start training for that. I have A LOT of work to do to increase my endurance while swimming. She also started to teach me how to do flip turns. There is more to learn!
I need to find an indoor pool that is closer to us. I want to keep swimming through the winter months. I want to be able to work up to the point where I really can swim numerous laps without stopping to catch my breath, and being able to do flip turns will make that easier.
So what do you think? Should I continue my swimming lessons with hubby, where the trainer can teach me more swim tips for a triathlon someday, or should I take a workout class while hubby has his swim lessons?