So when the owners of San Francisco CrossFit arranged a swimming lesson for the coaches, I knew I had to do it. Maybe it will decrease my weirdness a little.
I was definitely anxious going into it. I'm athletic, but my anxiety around water will certainly keep me from seeming that way.
We started out by just talking about body positioning while underwater versus on top of the water, what to do with the legs, and the feel we should have during movement. Here is something that no one ever told me before: when on the surface of the water, you swim "on your side." You are actually supposed to roll from side to side.
|This is how I always looked, head down, shoulders squared, but with more flailing and bubbles.|
|Up on her side, reaching arm out of the water.|
Water is an asshole.