practicing the crawl
Thursday, January 15, 2015
ok, after two lessons to improve my swimming strokes so that I can use swimming better to improve my shoulder, I was belly flopping myself in the lane much like a beached whale.
When I got out, one of the instructors mentioned that age did not have anything to do with improving one's self it's just a retraining of the brain, which ok, I've heard it said. But then, she added something that made sense. it's a matter of making the new thing automatic and all that it requires is repetitions.
I was really thankful for what she said, because, learning how to breathe and coordinate my body seemed out of reach. And now, all I have to do is to focus and practice. The two swimming lessons have identified for me what I am doing that is causing me to be ineffective in the water. There will be more instruction and practice and more helpful hints in the upcoming weeks, but today and other times that I choose to practice, I can do it at my own pace, and eventually "get it"
Best to you