Thursday, July 19, 2012

The 1-Second Bliss of Flip-Turns

Yea ... I got to swim today after work-then-therapy! I did 1000 yds (20 laps) and a few of my flip-turns were magical things of beauty ... I absolutely adore that 1-second in time when I am looking up the surface of the water from upside down ... I can't explain why and none of my parts can either, but that 1-second of upside-down-looking-up perspective is like when I get to let every care and worry go and just 'be'. Then I kick off the wall and right myself and its another 25yds of rhythmic strokes and breathing from each side until ... Yea I get to do another flip-turn.  btw I have never swam competitively, but I have taken Advance Lifesaving a few x.

1 comment:

  1. I don't swim anymore. I wish I did. I live in an apartment complex, and we have a community pool. I just have a horrible time being around others.

    But when I used to swim, looking back, I can absolutely relate to what you are saying! Something about being underwater in the state of flux. At least, that's how I perceived it. What an interesting thing to focus on.

    A surreal experience where you have control.