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!

4 thoughts on “Guppy

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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.

  3. 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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