Well, I didn't really swim much after my triathlon ended. I've swam laps twice this week for cross training and it was so nice. Swimming is like riding a bike for me. I never really forget how to do it. I figured that I should use my cross training sessions to prepare for any triathlons I may do this summer. Swimming is also great because it is low impact. I know I need that after all the running I've been doing. I also find that swimming is a great whole body workout. My arms seem to get neglected when I'm training for a running event. Swimming tends to balance things out nicely. Swimming also helps build lung capacity. Overall, I'm a big advocate of swimming, in case you can't tell.
So I thought I'd share some photos from one of my swim meets my senior year in high school. It's kind of nice to take a look back:
I'm the one with my hands on my hips with the Titans cap. I always liked to chat with the other swimmers before a race to relax.
And here I am, swimming away.
And here I am, happy to be finished my race! Swimming definitely helped keep me in shape when I was in high school. And it gave me the opportunity to meet new people and to compete. Heading back to the pool always brings back happy memories!