I recently started swimming at my local gym (before quarantine happened). My first time there, I stepped right up to the edge of the pool and dove in.
As I hit the water, my goggles fell off. I had bought the wrong size, and they weren’t tight enough — rookie mistake. I readjusted my goggles and kept going. However, I kept noticing other things that I was doing wrong. My form was terrible. I didn’t know how or when I was supposed to breathe, and I couldn’t push off the wall in a straight line.
I had no training plan, no coach, no way to track my workout and no clue what I was doing. Why? Until I was in the water, I didn’t think I needed any of those things.
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