Swimathon done!

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Yay me! I managed to swim the required 64 (yes, 64) lengths of the pool to complete the distance for the Swimathon. I was told that I could carry on for as long as I needed for my ‘swim down’. My what? I presumed she meant time to cool off but thought I would just try to carry on to 70. I miscounted and managed 72 lengths before staggering out of the pool for my shower. (I only know how far I swim by using a Swimtag that does the counting for me!)

I was pleased to feel fine the following morning – prior to my lessons I would have barely been able to move my neck after 10 lengths. For the sharp eyed (and date aware) among you I can report that we ‘adult improvers’ were allowed a session all to ourselves midweek so we wouldn’t be intimidated by ‘good’ swimmers.

I can also tell you that I have been working on the first pair of trousers/pants from the Sandra Betzina ‘Pant Fitting Techniques’ class from Craftsy. More on that next weekend – I wont be sewing this week as I am abandoning The Management’ to visit my mother for a few days. However, I will say that I hope if you are sewing it is going better than this. Harrumph.

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6 Comments on “Swimathon done!”

  1. I am impressed. I dog paddle when in the water and we live close to it! I’ve done that Craftsy course. There were things I liked and things I didn’t, I did love the princess seamed trousers/pants though. Let us know how you do!

  2. sewbussted says:

    I am soooooo impressed 🙂 huge congratulations is in order!!! Enjoy your success 🙂

  3. Tracy H says:

    Congratulations, I!m seriously impressed – 72 lengths I don’t think I could do more than 5.

  4. Well done indeed – that’s amazing!

  5. mrsmole says:

    I’m gasping at that number of laps! Surely your sewing will seem like a doddle after all that reaching and swooping and breathing. Looking forward to seeing some new pants and learning about your fitting alterations after the class! I am in awe of you, Kim!

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