- Cardiovascular fitness is still very poor and overall endurance. I fatigued after 6 laps of 10 metres. I kept on doing laps of six throughout the hour I was there, and by the end of the hour probably managed 8-10 laps with one rather than two floats!
- My left-sided weakness was exposed in the water with the right side being more dominant and wanting to pull me over to the right. I got around this by stopping kicking with the right leg from time to time.
- Weakness in the upper body - I did some work with foam weights pushing into the water, starting from my arms out to the side at 90 degrees.
- I tried some one sided float work, but freaked out when trying with the left arm working
- I did some walking in the water and feel my trunk is now working really well
- Overall my abs and trunk are working well in swimming, and the only thing stopping me swimming unaided is me!
- I did some floating and a little bit of going underwater and it is just a matter of confidence
- I had fun.....
- I came out feeling taller, stronger, fitter, that I had worked hard and... I had fun!!
Prior to this I did a ballet barre at home - a self-taught one with no gaps. I was tired by the time I had done only a bit of centre work. This all highlights that it is now my lack of endurance and cardiovascular fitness that still needs work. Bring on the swimming - I think it will help with the ballet. I did do some ballet in the water as well - it is so good for that and doing jumping and much less stressful to my body than on land.
I will positive, energised and relaxed!