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Old 06-07-2020, 05:06 PM
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I returned to the pool at my local Y after the state opened things up.
I could not be more grateful.

I think if you look at the athletes who do water sports, specifically open water sports, you see a different sort of limberness.

Mark Healy, Laird, Paige Alms, Kimi Werner, these folks are connected to something.

I love doing 60 minutes of laps in the pool. It clears my head.
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I'm about to head to the pool myself here in a few minutes. It's good exercise that is easy on my knees and ankles.
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But its difficult for a person which is new to this exercise. I am focusing on my routine, and i hope it will help me much in getting stamina for this exercise.
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I miss swimming so much.
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As a young man, I grew up in rural Connecticut, on a pair of water reservoirs. We generally went swimming in the smaller one. I learned to swim to the other side (the short way) , about 1/10 of a mile, to meet up with the occasional skinny dipping girls.

It certainly does not seem like 1/10th of a mile was very far, but it took forever and often the girls would run away... So it was freestyle about half way across as fast as I could, then turn over and lie on my back and do a tired backstroke the rest of the way.

Then as I grew up, friends and I would challenge each other to race from one end to the other. About 1.5 miles. OMG that was hard, even for a fit teen. Just getting to the halfway point was a chore. My memories of swimming as a young man were very positive!!!

College days in Daytona Beach were filled with ocean swimming. Wonderful beyond belief.

Fast forward to old man status, and I almost drowned in the ocean.
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Most of our family youngsters learned to swim, canoe & kayak in this pond situated about a 10 or 12 minute walk from our BOL.



Many also learned to fly fish in it.

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