It sounds a bit odd, because Iâ€™ve been swimming for years, but I only know one stroke.
I can only do the freestyle stroke. When I first wanted to do a triathlon, a friend who was an accomplished swimmer joined me in the pool and taught me the basics. The rest I learned while by watching freestyle videos on YouTube.
I recently decided to try and expand my stroke arsenal. First, it will make my workouts more dynamic and effective. And additionally, it will hopefully make triathlons easier because Iâ€™ll be able to switch strokes when I get tired of doing freestyle.
Backstroke seemed like a good one to try. Back to YouTube!
Yeahâ€¦ the backstroke is way harder than it looks. I struggled to stay straight and kept running into the buoys on the side of the lane. I tried to use the ceiling as a guide but still found myself wandering to the right. I also struggle to swim straight with freestyle in the lake, so Iâ€™m thinking I just need more practice. Any tips?
After my 1000 yard swim, I came home for lunch. Iâ€™m on a veggie burger kick.
And a Larabar for dessert.
What strokes can you do? How did you learn different strokes?
PS â€“ BabyHTP update coming tonight!