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novoblade  ·  316 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Husbki, any fitness goals you're striving towards?

I hope to complete a triathlon one day. I run and bike every week, but I struggle with swimming because I never learned how to do it properly and am kind of embarrass about seeking help.

Foveaux  ·  314 days ago  ·  link  ·  


I understand it might be an embarassing thought, but apparently not knowing how to swim is alarmingly common in some countries. I live on an island so I can't recall meeting someone who didn't know how to swim, but that is entirely down to geography. I think if you headed into your local pool and asked about it they'd be happy to give you the basic lessons. You'll pick up on it very quickly I bet, given you have experience already. Maybe a couple of lessons over two/three weeks to get instruction on the movements then you'll be practicing and improving on your own.

I definitely think you should go for it!