Friday, May 19, 2006

MY SWIMMING COURSE 101



A GUIDE FOR THE UNINDOCTRINATED RIVER SWIMMER:
please note: good quality swim goggles are a requirement to complete each level. They must be worn at all levels above 110.

level 100 BEGINNING

100- wear a bright orange life preserver

101- get in water, stop complaining about the temp. It is not cold. 74 degrees
year round

102-stand in the water up to your thighs

110- pat your face to get it wet

120-get your hair and head wet

130-sit in the perfectly white sand in the shallows

140-doggy paddle and try not to fear being swept away by the current

150-leave after spending 5 minutes at the river beach

level 200 INTERMEDIATE

201- dip your body and get right out of the water

210- let the current float you around the curve

220- walk back to the beginning of your float up river and start floating down again

221- do vigorous water aerobic walking upstream and start floating down again

225- become proficient in surface diving

230- leave after spending 30 minutes at the river beach

240- practice front crawl, back stroke and breast stroke using the river's current like a lap pool. If possible have some one critique your stroke

level 300 ADVANCED

301- float down river until you fear you won't get back to your beach and will be swept forever away

310- float down and amphibious crawl in the shallows back up river, great arm exercise

320- stay in the water up to your shoulder so the damn yellow flies don't bite

330- leave after spending at least an hour at the river beach

340- trying swimming up river between beaches

350- surface dive as many times as you can see picture for perfection

360- float all the way down river holding on to your kayak's rope (you don't have to go further then Big Cypress

370- work on holding your breath underwater, if possible have someone time it

level 400

440- float down river with no floaties or kayaks

450- jump off one of the trees

460- swim up river for miles

470- synchronize surface dives with your swimming buddy

480- kayak up river to find a huge alligator

MORE COURSES WILL BE ADDED AT A LATER DATE

2 Comments:

At 1:02 PM , Anonymous ivy said...

The surface diving action shot is amazing. Your form is great: pointed toes, legs together. I wish it could have been a tandam!

 
At 2:26 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

erin says:

i can't wait to print this out, find me a river and get swimmin!

xo

 

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