An image of a swimming teacher powering along, slick forearm hanging loosely off nice high elbow, or taking an easy breaststroke breath with bottom lip resting on surface, palms up underwater, kind of suggests, ‘Look at me. I can teach you to swim like me.’ And this might be misleading.
I often see this kind of motivational writing: You’re fat. Have a good look at yourself and work out how you’re going to run your first 5k. You can’t swim. Start with a length, which feels impossible at first, then work towards 4 lengths without stopping. Before you know it, you can keep going and do your first mile.
What a place. Cool but warm water meets crisp winter air. It doesn’t get much better than swimming (but not swimming up and down) in a pool like this.