Let’s talk about swimming
I am so disappointed that pools aren’t open yet. I was so thrilled when my gym opened, but then I found out that the pool wouldn’t be open for a long time, still. Here’s a little pep talk from some swimmers and unfortunately, their pool is a little too far away for me to swim in regularly. I can’t wait to get back in the pool.
I swam with Susan Helmrich for Swim Across America a few times. I was so excited to see that she was speaking with the author of a book about swimming, Why We Swim, Bonnie Tsui. I look forward to getting a hold of the book.
The Children Who Swim to Alcatraz
The above linked article is an interview with young swimmers who swim Alcatraz. So many of the things that are discussed are things that I have experience with on my bay swims. These young swimmers have done so much more than I will ever do, but some of the swims are on my bucket list.
I’ll get back to them sooner or later. I do miss the open water and cold.
The above linked article talks about one woman’s experience with swimming in the San Francisco Bay. I want to get back to it, for many of the reasons she talks about in it. I am making mini progress, but I want to get back at it soon.
I don’t know why so many articles about sharks keep popping up for me. I figure I’d post them above, since they are interesting, especially to me who swims in the open water. I tend to stay in the bay, and the sharks there are small bottom-feeders, but they still are on my mind.
beginner’s guide to open water swimming
The above linked article talks about steps to take to move from pool swimming to open water. There is some really good advice here.
I posted this as part of the water safety post that I posted earlier.