Number 2 on my 50 Before 50 list is Start Swimming Regularly, so I've decided that the time is right and I've made a start.
I went to my first session a month ago and I managed twenty lengths. I've been going weekly since then, each time increasing the number of lengths I do by two and I'm now up to twenty eight lengths.
Water was something I feared when I was a young child, probably because I couldn't swim, I was a late learner being nine by the time I managed to get across the pool without my armbands. Once I could swim, however, I loved it and it didn't take me long to make my way up through the classes at my swimming lessons. I vowed that my own children would be able to swim at an early age so we started their swimming lessons when they were very young. They're both very good swimmers now, Daniel got to his Gold award and then wanted to stop but Eleanor went right up to her Honours award and went on to compete in galas.
Those first twenty lengths a month ago were a bit of a struggle but it's getting easier each time I go, even though I'm increasing the distance I swim.