|having fun in the water|
|wondering if there is time for one last swim before we go|
|swimming with my cousin wearing my brothers floaties|
|summer camping by the river Dad getting the raft ready|
Drawing Challenge :: SWIM
Swimming has been a huge part of my life it has dominated the summer seasons from when I was small to now. I love to swim being Piscean is not just a coincidence I have a real affinity to fish and water. If I hear that someone is attacked by a shark I worry for the shark!
I love to float and sleep in water (it can be done) I love to swim laps for fitness (the only exercise that I dont get bored with) I like to float on top of water and sink to the bottom of it.
I love to snorkel and listen to the noise of people interacting with water at the pool or the almighty roar of waves crashing on beaches.
I was my happiest as a child when swimming.
During the school holidays Mum would take us kids to the pool we would stay all day having lunch and tea at the local swimming pool. We would meet up with our friends and practice diving and seeing who could swim the furthermost with one breath and how many somersaults we could turn in one go.
We would hate waiting 20 mins after eating lunch before we could go back in the water asking my Mum over and over what time it was.
We used to lay on the hot concrete in the sun to warm up after hours in the pool or sit with towels around us eating icy poles or redskin lollies. We were told often not to run on the concrete around the pool and adopted a strange sort of fast walking/hopping way of quickly getting back into line for the diving board. We would laugh and tease the boys who were made to sit on the timeout bench for dive bombing off the springboard.
Even during summer term the school buses would ferry us kids to the pool for swimming training. We would swim laps from 4-6pm each week night then have local meets on the weekend.
Australian culture revolves around water every off the beaten track backwater remote town had a swimming pool no wonder we grew a nation of swimmers I think it was inevitable. Its as popular now as it was when I was a kid.
Rachel is our lovely host this week and you can visit her lovely blog to find other 'swimmers' to follow.
Have a wonderful weekend my dear friends.
PS: Im the one in the mad floral bathers I loved those bathers and wore them till they were paper thin with no elastic.
PPS: My record is across the olympic sized swimming pool and back again with one breath and 4 backwards somersaults continuously.