Another guest post from a longtime fan of Continuing Education and non credit courses.
As a person who grew up swimming and was on the swim team in high school my original thought on taking a swim class through Noncredit ESSF was to get some good exercise that I enjoy. I had no expectation about the class otherwise. If you have swam laps before you know the drill. To my delight I found that I am not too ingrained in my ways to learn better ways to swim that are making me a more efficient, stronger swimmer. My instructor is a swim instructor for a local swim team as well as a local high school, so he is really able to look at how I am swimming and give me pointers on even the most minor of changes that can really make big differences.
And the workouts are great. He makes them interesting and really changes them up for us so I don’t mind swimming laps. I know we have all been in those exercise classes that you are counting down the minutes until class is over. I can honestly say that my swim class isn’t like that.
I really wish he had been my high school swim coach. It would have made swimming for 2 hours a day a lot more fun than what I suffered through. Now I just need to find a swim meet for adults so I can put my newly learned skills to the test.