MTH Posted June 23, 2022 Share Posted June 23, 2022 (edited) I'm 45 glorious years old. My youngest son has been swimming for the past two years. It's wonderful and he's really good at it. This year, the club he swims for offered 'masters' swim. I used to swim a little when I was a kid. I know the basics. I'm in reasonable shape. I'm in. Brutal. The masters group was only about 10 people. Some older than me, some younger. Some were swimmers, some, not. They have a nice guy who is the coach and was super great to have there. Helpful and encouraging as they come. I almost died. The session was only an hour. We warmed up with a few freestyle 100s (4 laps). Did a few 100s with the kick board. Rested a bunch between runs, etc. Somewhere along the way my lungs decided swimming sucks and tapped out. I couldn't even get down the pool after a half hour. I never felt so out of shape and embarrassed for physical inability in my life. Swimming is really really hard. I tapped out after a half hour. Thanked the coach for his time and apologized for being so bad. Told him I'll work on this on my own and try this again at a later date. My wife almost made me walk home. Next day - my body is beyond sore. I feel worse now that I bailed out like a jabroni. Swimming is hard as fuck Edited June 23, 2022 by MTH 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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