swimming a mile

June 27, 2011 § Leave a comment

I equate Summer with swimming. I grew up in the pool at my grandparents house and then went on to lifeguard and coach swim team in the Summers when I was in high school & college back Home in SC. It was about the only way you could escape the heat.

It’s been a long time since I’ve spent much time at a pool. I was living in cities and it was pretty expensive and inconvenient to find a good place to swim. I’ve also never really liked the smell of indoor pools all that much. Luckily in Boulder, there are lots of great options for outdoor swimming in the Summer and one is only a mere 4 blocks from my house. I just got back from buying a 10-pass card for the Spruce pool. You can also just pay $6 entry for single passes.

Although swimming is nothing new for me to learn I never really learned to do distance swimming growing up. I mainly did 50 freestyle & butterfly. This Summer I want to build up to swimming a mile. I don’t have any illusions I could get up to swimming a mile in one week, this week will get me started.

Who knows, maybe I’ll go on from there to swim even longer distances. The English Channel swim is only a mere 21 miles.

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