Grateful I Swim – Day 80
By Renee Bodkin
Today I am reminded that I am grateful I can swim. I used to swim well. I used to swim for fun and for competition. It was my sport. My outlet. I swam in high school then for 2 years in college. Competitive swimming gave me more than physical strength and skills. It taught me about being a part of a team. The importance of pulling together. The importance of committing to something and giving 100% to improve.
So… all the memories of swimming competitively came flooding back today as I had to do the Pre-Camp Swim Test for summer camp (for Scouts). It was just 4 lengths of the pool… thankfully, I have enough endurance and strength to do it – even with ease – despite the fact that I am sadly out of shape. I wasn’t looking forward to this… it was 8:00 at night after a long, long day but it was still better than having to do the test at summer camp in the lake while on the “First Day Tour”. So… in I went! And although it was only 4 laps, it was refreshing. Peaceful. Like talking to an old friend, leaving off where you last did, with just some catching up to do.
Today. At the end of a super busy, super packed day… I am grateful I swim.