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8/28/19 9:27 P

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Thank you for your warm welcome. I am looking forward to reading about everyone's adventures with swimming and hopefully advice on how to be a better swimmer.

You must be really busy with a little one to take care of. Thank you so much for taking the time to welcome me into the group.


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8/28/19 3:56 P

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Welcome! As Laurie said, we have a regular thread where we check in with each other.

I'm a bit of a fish, I want to get into any body of water I can. But I'm apprehensive about the cool water. Sometimes a little shower to get my head and suit wet is helpful. Maybe that would help with the butterflies?

I like to swim about 1-2x per week, but I have an 8 month old who makes keeping a routine a little extra challenging

Jen

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8/28/19 12:09 P

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Welcome! We have a weekly chat thread where we talk about anything and everything, including swimming and other adventures.

We've had other folks here with similar situations. Fear, or bad experiences, and they keep at it and accomplish a great deal. It sounds like you have done the same!

Re the initial entry emoticon I still dread it too. But it goes away after a few seconds in the water. Embrace it!

That all said, I'm guilty of not swimming at all for quite some time. Can't seem to get the mojo to get back to it. But I still love it.

***** Laurie in Northeast Ohio *****

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8/28/19 8:45 A

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I just joined Swimming for Cardio. I am 68 years old. At the age of 66 I learned to swim. When I was 17 years old, I almost drowned in a pool. Since then I became very fearful of the water and would never go near any body of water. For me, to overcome this fear and actually learn to swim is an accomplishment. I have swam in depths of 16 feet. I never thought I would do that. It is surprising to me the confidence not only in swimming but other areas of my life that I gained from learning to swim.
I added swimming to my weekly exercise routine. I swim twice a week (my cardio day), do weights twice a week, as well as yoga, and hiking every Saturday.
I still get butterflies in my stomach on the swim days. I figured out that I donít like the initial jump into the cold water of the pool. Do the butterflies ever go away? I recently read Olympian Amanda Beardís book. She made mention of this in her book. Apparently, she also dreads the initial entry into the pool. I would like to not be nervous about the initial entry into the pool. Any ideas?


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