What changed? Quite simply, I was taught to swim... all over again.
You might think you can swim, but if your last swimming lesson was taken forty years ago with your Mum as the instructor, let me tell you, there's a lot to learn.
Liz my wife has always been a 'keen swimmer'. I wasn't. I'd sit in our car reading a book while she was in the pool cranking out lengths. Dull.
Only once did I attend regularly back in 2009 and that was to endure 400m, the distance I'd have to swim in a sprint triathlon in which I'd agreed to accompany my brother-in-law.
At the time, 400m seemed like a huge distance. My arms got tired, I was out of breath and I couldn't wait to get out of the water. MORE