Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I AM THE BIG WINNER.

Who's a big winner?

I AM. I AM THE BIG WINNER.

My first attempt at swimming was on February 8. I had to stop after every length of the pool to hold onto the side and breathe. Getting through all 18 laps took me 90 freaking minutes. By March 24 I was stopping to breathe after every lap, getting through the laps took a combination of freestyle/crawl, breast stroke and floating on my back, and 18 laps took 48 minutes.

I've been making steady improvements since then, putting more and more laps together without stopping, until on Sunday I did 10 laps, took one break in the shallow end, then did 8, and the whole thing took me 39 minutes.

Today I did all 18 laps without stopping in 35:50.

I'd say that's an improvement.

4 comments:

Alison said...

Dude! I'm super impressed! Even G never managed that many laps and he was a much stronger swimmer than I ever was! Rock on with your bad swimmin' self!

Dinah said...

Thanks! I'm kind of in awe of it myself. I wasn't 100% convinced I'd be able to pull it off, and yet here I am.

Susanna said...

Go you! That is really impressive!

kicks said...

Nice job! That is awesome!