I’ve been in swimming for a long time. Lessons when I was 4 and lessons again when I was 8. Swim teams and swim meets.
Butterfly. Backstroke . Breaststroke. Freestyle. I’ve learned the strokes and the skills to compete.
I swim now because it’s something I still enjoy. It’s like going home. It makes me happy.
The pool I swim in is a lap pool. There are lanes that are divided with yard plastic ropes called lane lines. The water in the pool is COLD 🥶 at first but, the longer I swim the warmer it gets. (Movement warms you up 🏊🏼♀️)
I love bringing my arms through the water 🏊🏼♀️ As my arms are slicing through the water little bubbles are created and I can hear a WoOsH” sound. Like the sound of a splash but underwater.
With each stroke or pull through the water the tiny bubbles that this movement creates seemingly dance or jiggle from side to side. There are a bunch of these crystal clear little bubbles when I do flip turns too.
When I do flip turns I feel like mermaid. My feet are together on the wall and I’m using my power to propel myself from the wall. I love doing “ dolphin or butterfly kick because then I truly feel like mermaid. 🧜🏼♀️
When I bring my arms out ,around and back for the butterfly stroke there are times I truly feel like I’m floating above the water.
Being in the water is quiet. It’s a very serene feeling. I’ve used an underwater music player for longer swims. For the shorter swims time goes by quickly.
I like putting my face in the water. I like being underneath the surface of the water. I like watching the reflection of my hands pull through the water when I swim breaststroke. I like the reflection of my body in streamline position when I come out of a flip turn for backstroke.
Swimming is something that I’ve always had a passion for. ❤️ Swimming is like a fidget spinner for me. It is beneficial for me in so many ways. 😎🧠💪🏼