Swimming to success
Today I officially started swimming lessons. Even though I anticipated starting 3 weeks ago. The first resource considered was a college I previously attended. On their website, an aquatic program is listed with available lesson for beginners. I waited for the first day of class and signed up at the registration desk. I forgot you have to be registered and enrolled in a college class to take their swimming lesson. I return home disappointed since I drove 30 minutes to campus. They promise to update their web page explicitly informing people to the requirement of university affiliation. Doesn’t do me any good after the fact.
Next, I consider a YMCA. Not all locations have swimming pools. I had to search for one with a pool. I ran across a few. Their program conflicted with my schedule and they started later in the year. Right in the middle of me going in and out of town.
My second attempt at a lesson was at a branch that was the closest to me. On my first day to attend and register, I discover the class is canceled because of low registration. I was directed to check other locations. This is the point where I roll up my sleeves and being to adopt a serious assertive attitude toward getting lessons. Before I wanted to fit lessons into my schedule. Now I was turning toward jumping in any class at any time. I signed up for private lessons at this branch of the YMCA. A week or so went by and no contact for lessons. I located another branch a few miles further away. Bingo. I got in the middle of the session and was only charge for half the session. That was good deal $36 dollars for 3 lessons. I am signed up for private lessons at the same branch. I know I need the help.
During the first session, I learned the front stoke, backstroke and to tread water. I can’t do it without using a noodle yet. Now I can get the noodle and practice on my own when I am at a gym.