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The first bit of a swim is my favourite: the glide. I put my shoulders under and ready myself, lift my feet behind me to connect with the wall and push off, arms arrowed ahead and body ... for a few seconds ... suspended. Even in the thinking, I can feel the wall under my foot, really trying to get this bit right because it's so satisfying, a good glide. In my mind I'm a line, aerodynamic and forceful. Then engage. Pull the first arm back, kick a foot, start the clockwork, head still down before the first breath is needed.
The Aqua Fit Program has been designed to cater for all ages and abilities and can be tailored to suit your individual fitness needs. It is a fantastic program as it offers a high level of cardio without the negative effects from impact on the body. Even though you are weightless in the water, the delivery of the program ensures you receive a full body workout.
I've written around the subject of swimming without talking much about the doing of it, perhaps because writing is so at odds with what swimming is. But I like a challenge - I swim in cold water, of course I like a challenge - so I'm going to plunge in. Before that, let's stand at the side of the pool in our swimming costumes; it's as near naked in front of strangers as most of us will ever get. (I've taken advice and am saying no more.)
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