On Monday, I went swimming. It was the first swim I’d done in ages! I found it quite odd swimming in a pool rather than a river or the sea whilst sailing.
I found swimming very difficult to do, as I still can’t move my left side very well after what happened over Christmas. I had to focus a lot on how to swim one-sided, as I had to kick my right leg out whilst pulling my right arm in so I didn’t go round in circles. Nevertheless, I swam 10 lengths!
One thing I found strange was my ability to walk in the water. I can’t lift my left leg up, so I have to slide it along the floor. When walking in the pool, I could walk almost normally. It was still dragging a bit but it was much easier than walking out of the pool.
My left arm was really useless when trying to swim, which was odd, as I can move it quite well usually. Its mobility got a little bit better the longer I tried to swim, but it still wasn’t as mobile as it is out of the water.
I thought my swimming wasn’t too bad due to the circumstances. It was tricky to focus on swimming for the half-hour, but I did manage to do it. It was good physio, too.