Nine year old Ross and I are just back from a fabulous swimming course.
I can really recommend the Swimming Without Stress course at Croft Farm near the pretty town of Cardigan in Wales. Instructor Ian Cross was brilliant, and Granary Cottage was beautiful (though the glitch with internet access meant no blogs this week - sorry!)
The picture is of one of the other residents.
THINGS I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT SWIMMING :-
I didn't know you could keep your mouth open
I didn't know my head floats
I didn't know you could swim so slowly and still move forward
I didn't realise how far one normal breath can take you - I thought you had to take big gulps of air
I didn't know when to make less effort - I thought if I wasn't trying hard enough I'd drown
I didn't know how far one glide can take you
I didn't know how beautiful it feels to let the water support you
I didn't know I could do breast stroke, front crawl, old English stroke (so relaxing), roll onto my back, roll back onto my front, pick up something from the bottom, come up for air whenever I want, pause and have a chat, be a jellyfish, a sea snake, a crocodile or a mushroom!
I didn't know it could be easy
I didn't know it was such fun
Thank you Ian - www.swimmingwithoutstress.co.uk
www.croft-holiday-cottages.co.ukNow, that novel I'm supposed to be writing....