Monday, June 23, 2008

It is enough to make you drown

Due to my current work situation (and that is a whole other story......) I have a lot of spare time on my hands. Maybe it says something about me but one of my great luxuries is not having to get up at the crack of dawn to train.

The other day I woke up around 8 and thought it would be a choice time to go for a swim. The pool was surprisingly busy for 9am on a weekday. Most lanes were full and there were a lot of old women (think 70 plus year olds) hanging around.

Then I saw it, the holy grail of indoor swimming, a free lane। It was all by itself next to the deep water area (where they do diving etc) .Perfect, on the side with no one else in it. I dove in and started to thrash up and down.

I have a confession to make (my secret shame). When I swim I can only breathe on one side (to the left). If I try to breathe to the right I swallow a lot of water and start the drowning process

As I worked my way up the pool I could hear some music being played. After performing a trademark Szudrich turn I swam back with the diving pool on my left.

Then I saw them

Thirty 70 year old women doing aqua aerobics

Suffice to say I swallowed a hell of a lot of water during that swim



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