Swimming can either be really fun or really boring. For me, just swimming laps is great exercise but I have to force myself to keep going to get to X yards unless I am with friends and we are having social time in between laps. Masters swimming, on the other hand, is awesome. All I have to do is show up and do what the coaches say and I am challenged, learning and having fun. I don’t always like what they want us to do (I am the worst back stroker in the history of the stroke) but I always enjoy my masters workout and I love my team!
If you ever enjoyed swimming or if you are looking for a great way to get fit, look into masters swimming near you. You don’t have to swim in meets or be competitive to join most teams. I swim in the slowest lane at my workout because I’m no powerhouse but that’s not an issue. Swimming is fabulous and I’m glad that one of my coaches recruited me from my dull existence as a lap swimmer into the team. Thanks Mike! And thanks to all of the coaches at Walnut Creek Masters.