Last weekend I managed to drag my partner out to a water park, after not being to one for over a decade. It was my goal to feel a little bit of adrenaline associated with various crazy slides. That goal was achieved. What was also achieved was the both of us having fun. We felt like kids, which I think is necessary for an adult sized sanity.
The only draw back to it all were the crazy long lines for all the attractions. But after realizing that there was nothing I could do, I just focused on the fun, and not on the lines.
Swimming is something I have always enjoyed, but was not able to do much of. Public indoor pools are not my thing. Paying for a club membership just to use an indoor pool does not seem right for me, either. The summers are usually too short, and the outdoor pools are too crowded in the summer for me to enjoy. However, now that summers are longer where I live, and outdoor pools are not too hard to come by, I decided to swim on a more regular basis. And this week that is exactly what I have been doing.
It is just so relaxing to lay on the surface and just breathe.
And then, the swimming part is great, too. I helps relax my strained muscles, while it builds and tones others.
All of that made me think back to my first time at the pool. No, not really. You should know by now that I do not really remember much of my “firsts”. But I do remember when I decided to teach my younger sibling how to swim.
I nearly drowned them.
I nearly drowned both of us while I was trying to play a “Baywatch” lifeguard.
It was hilarious.
No, not really. At least not in the moment.
It made me realize that I was not an expert on swimming, teaching how to swim, or saving drowning people.
It scared my sibling. To this day, they are not as confident in the water as I would like them to be. Probably because of that incident.
It also felt embarrassing when all this happened in probably 4 ft deep water.
But right now it feels funny. Funny because it is yet another moment with my sibling that I treasure. Another thing we can reminisce about. “Remember when we almost drowned?” I am glad we are both alright today.
How good of a swimmer are you?
Do you enjoy being in the water?
How did you learn how to swim?
Do YOU remember your first time in the pool/ sea/ ocean/ etc.?
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