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May 21, 2009 at 8:11 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

I took my first swimming lesson on Tuesday, 7am at the Galter LifeCenter pool. The thought process…

6:07: I shouldn’t do this. Stupid. Why did I sign up to swallow a bunch of chlorine at the ass-crack of the morning.

6:29: I can do this. Put on the radio, hop in the car, yeah, we’re rolling. Nothing compares to YOU, Sinead O’Connor!

6:43: Oh…. no. No no no. Reception desk of official-types. No I’m not a member of this gym. I’m here for my swimming lesson. With Courtney. No, I don’t know how to swim _at all_.

6:47: I have not been in a locker room since 12th grade. This one has more public naked than I recall. Lots of old people in bathing caps. How the hell do you work this shower?

6:54: Cold cold cold cold where the hell is the pool why is it a mile from the shower.

7: Courtney has a kickboard. I think I used a kickboard when I took lessons at the Y when I was four. Ok, that one lesson I took when I was four and hated it.

7:04: I’m the speediest kicker there ever was! Courtney says I have a very fluid kick and I DO I can do this and people alllll started as fish fish fish so this is my chance to high-five Darwin and give the finger to my middle school gym teacher and zoom and zoom and zoom!

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  1. I can’t swim either.

  2. I love it. If it makes you feel any better, your description right up to the kickboard could also describe my thought process every time I go back to the pool after a long absence :)

  3. Coley — do it! I’ll report back, though. Maybe it gets worse again after the novelty of not drowning wears off. Tara, comforting :) Maybe it’s like riding a bike. But wetter.

  4. I love this so much. I didn’t know you didn’t know how to swim! Good job, Lindsay face. You can do it!


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