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The Swimming Monster

posted Dec 3, 2010, 4:26 AM by Nigel Wall   [ updated Dec 3, 2010, 4:34 AM ]
I have always wanted to do a Triathlon and maybe one day an Iron Man, but one thing has held me back - I can't swim! Well that isn't completely true as I managed to pass the swim test for my scuba diving certifications, but as my instructor told me at the time "it's not very elegant". The fact is I can't stand my open face being under water and as for the 'elegance' issue, 25 meters swimming feels like a full 26.2 mile marathon.

The answer - a new goal. To complete my first Triathlon on 28th May 2011 and be in the top 50% of finishers.

The biggest sub goal - learn to swim to a competitive level so I get out of the water on race day in the top 50%.


- I've started ground up swimming lessons at the local pool. I have monthly goals of the number of 50m lengths I can swim and times.
- I have affirmations - "I love the water", "I am a swimming monster"....

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