Making Progress!!

I have been consistently going to the master's swims 2-3 times a week and really feel I am getting better each day. For anyone who has witnessed me in the pool throughout the summer and this fall are well aware of how much I hate doing kick board drills and how slow I am. The only other person I know who feels my pain is Nate D.

Well this Friday I think I have made the turn:) and I am starting to get this kicking thing down. As our new instructor informed us that we had to do 10x50 yard sets with the kick board my jaw hit the bottom of the pool. After spitting out all the water, I quickly explain to him that there is not enough time in this workout or even the day (our workouts do start at 8:30pm) and that he might have to come back tomorrow morning to watch me finish.

I am extremely slow at this. Like is he just floating or is he actually trying to move slow.

I knew this was not going to be easy but at the same time I really want to see how far I could actually go. I know how important kicking is to being a strong swimmer. I started off pretty strong and was only down a few yards after the first set. Throughout out the entire set I slowly fell more and more behind but I was not going to stop. I was passed by everyone at least once and after a few words to the instructor, I was going to finish this set. Even if everyone else had to wait while I finished the last 50.

I was able to finish my first 500 yards EVER of kicking and am pretty excited. At the beginning of the summer I would have been lucky to kick 50 without cheating and using my arms to get to the end. I know plenty of people who will probably laugh at this but when you were as bad as I was this is almost a miracle.


Tim Swanson said...

I am not sure I have ever made it thru 500 yds of kicking total in my entire life. Props to you for sticking with it and getting better.
I'm never swimming with you again...you are too good, and I am too fat and slow.

Tiffany said...

It's funny you made this post because I was actually thinking of you when I was doing my kick set this morning. :) You have come a long way since you started the master's swim! Way to stick with it and push yourself. I'm scared to get back in the water with you when I come back. I'll only be able to beat you at breast stroke then! LOL!

Frayed Laces said...

Woo! Glad to hear I'm not the only one who has MAJOR issues with swimming!