Growing up, I learned to swim at about 3 years old and then swam pretty much every week day from the start of school years for about 5-6 months a year. By the end of high school we were doing 3-4km a day (2-3 miles) and I was so comfortable in the water. Through my years of life saving at the beach I was obviously in the water a lot but didn’t do lap training.

In the past couple of months I’ve had sore shoulders and a lot of tension in my neck so I thought this morning I’d haul my arse out of bed and go for a swim. Wow. It’s been a long time since I’ve done laps and I am not swim fit at all.

To say I didn’t swim for long would be an understatement. It was only a 500m swim but the shoulders and neck were sore but it definitely helped. Even though it is a glorious sunny day it is still technically Winter so the pool was very quiet, perfect for swimming, rubbish for perving.