Feature: Soapbox Musings

Swimming Like a Duck, Not a Fish!

Author: Christine Vega
Published: March 03, 2011 at 7:11 pm

Recently, I had the pleasure, if you want to call it that, of swimming for the first time in ten years, thanks to a college-mandated P.E. class. Well, the pleasure of seeing me swim like a dead duck entertained the class, myself included. I am coming to the conclusion that I don't know what to think of this class. Flying until I slam my head into the wall and screaming "SHIT!" at the top of my lungs louder than you can imagine and nearly drowning trying to do a front crawl can outweigh the aerobic work out and seeing three of the best-looking men on campus. For a newly single woman, this is definitely a good way to flirt, especially since two of them are avid and experienced swimmers. Here's an example of something that occurred while playing a game in class, Sharks and Minnows:

Me (While he was trying to tag me, which requires lifting me out of the water and tapping me on the head. I accidentally kick him): Oh, sorry, I didn't mean to kick you...insert batting eyelashes.Gorgeous Guy Number One: Oh no, it's alright. Don't worry about it, I liked it. Now, I'm more like a baby duck learning to swim, although I still am not too good at it:

It's no secret that swimmers have great bodies. To me, this is proof that swimming is a great work out option. However, I'm not sure that I would define it as "fun".

Swimming is easy on the body- almost anyone can do it. It helps tone and slim your entire body. From my research, swimming is one of the most injury-free sports around. Compared to inactive people, swimmers are twice as likely to live longer.  It may be time to invest in goggles and a swimsuit if you want to lose weight and gain a healthier body!


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