learning something new

I have been smiling ear to ear since yesterday evening. The reason? I can finally swim on my back. 🎉

I never took swimming lessons till two weeks ago. I have been swimming for as long as I can remember. From swimming for fun at the beach to swimming in the pool, until I can hold my breath, making sure that I am never in the deep end of the pool. Had to be in a place where I could stand in the pool. 🙈

I would watch videos on Youtube for hours on how to swim well. I would learn breathing techniques and go back to the pool to practise the next day. I slowly started to improve. A few weeks later I could be in the deep end of the pool and not worry as much.

My swimming technique was never as good, though. I would watch other people swim, and as I went from one end to the other, I would notice how I would struggle. Improving my swimming technique was on my list of things to do. This year I decided it was time.

The last two weeks, I have learnt so much. My swimming technique I have been told is improving, and I can finally swim on my back 🎉

Sunil Shenoy @sunil
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