Monday, September 24, 2012

I remember how to swim!

Tonight, it was back in the pool!  It's been almost 2 months since I've swam seriously, so it's about time.  No gentle introduction back in either.  Today was the day my town's pool reopened, and today was the first day of coached swim.

A bit rusty?  Yes, absolutely.  But, by the end of the evening, my water feel was already creeping back.  And something incredibly cool happened.

I felt my core.

Those of you that are seasoned, skilled swimmers may think that's no big deal, but while I've intellectually known for a long time that I should be activating my core while swimming, it's never something that has clicked for me.  Never something that I've been able to put into practice.

It was during a new drill, the corkscrew, where we were rotating in the water.  After a few lengths of near drowning, I started to get it.  And, I started feeling my core.

I truly think this is one of the missing puzzle pieces when it comes to my swim.

Now, I need to swim more.  Lots more.  Enough to make up for the last couple months.


  1. I've seen people doing what I think is the corkscrew. I'm pretty sure I would drown. Core is good.

  2. Woohoo! Both on activating your core, which I have yet to do, and getting back to the pool, also which I have yet to do :-).

  3. Love hearing all of the excitement back in your voice. Awesome job on that 10k too! (I am soooo far behind on blogs! Just read your race report)