http://screwsucker.com/2007/02/screwsucker-emerges-as-the-most-fuel-efficient-pump-in-the-world/ After a brief conversation with my sister about not being able to swim front crawl  I said I would teach her. The look of fear on her face was priceless. 

http://icahomeandliving.ie/tag/scentual/ Today was the day. We went to a pool I had never been to before. 

can you buy motilium over the counter in australia Befor we go any further I need to get the pool snobbery bit out the way. My swimming pool is better than that pool. Is it too much to ask for not to be wading through wee just because I wasn’t going to wee in the pool? The smell was strong to say the least so as a starting point not good.

There were about 15 people of different sex and ages in the pool, but why is there always one who thinks swimming widths in the middle of pool is a good idea. 13 stone of Andy ploughing into you is not going to end in your favour. That’s the rant over with.

Do you remember as a school kid having swimming during school? I do because we were fortunate that we had a pool at our school. The start of the leasson went something like, who can swim and how far? So after the ritual humiliation of walking down beyond the rope that put you in the non swimmer bit you were left to your own devices. The input I received was along the lines of, “take the arm bands off your feet” “don’t throw the smaller kids” “don’t splash the teacher” and my personal favourite “the float is not a frisbee” shortly followed by “get out”

I had to use YouTube to learn, I was off work for the day and decided that brest stroke was not making me look good in sprint triathlons. I headed to the pool and after thrashing around like the old wind up frog we have all owned at some point in our lives something happened. 20 meters without stopping or sinking like a brick. Then 40,  60, 100, 300 meters done. I could swim. Ish! 

Training for ironman means a lot of swimming, this helped me get stronger not necessarily better.

Now back to my sister, jumping in the pool she explained “she could not breath whilst swimming” do a length I told her. After I mocked the mummy swim ( I’m her big brother I’m aloud to mock her) I asked her to show me her front crawl. 

I watched what was happening and asked if she was ever taught to do front crawl? She hadn’t! I am not good enough to teach swimming but I gave some tips, all stuff that had been said to me, probably not as sarcastic or with as many swear words but you get the idea. 

After a few lengths I noticed she was always stopping and buggering about with her ears. I disappeared and got her a swim cap. Well! That made a difference, it appears that a reset button lives in her ears and it makes her stand up. After the cap this stopped. 

A few more tips and a lot more laughing it happened her first 25 meters non stop front crawl. We refrained from high fives as we are not children, well she isn’t.

After we got out I managed to get her a badge to stitch on her costume so she could now show off her new found ability. 

So ask yourselves can you swim? Can your kids swim if not why not? The old line ofbi sink is utter rubbish, you are more water than bone.

Get your kids Leassons get yourself lessons or just watch YouTube there is no excuse anymore. Remember your not made of sugar.

So Why Do I Train? It’s so I can share what little I know with others.