Shinji Takeuchi is one super smooth swimmer. I dream of swimming like this someday: so incredibly calm and graceful, like a fish. It’s very different from the water-frothing, froth-churning, kickstatic swimming I see at the gym’s pool.
Takeuchi’s story is really inspiring, too. I also need to lose 18 pounds. Well, twice that, actually. But 18 would be awesome. One thing that really hit me while reading Takeuchi’s interview is: Laziness will get you nowhere!
The only difference with Takeuchi’s swimming that I’d like to be able to do is to breathe bilaterally each and every time. But before that, first and foremost, I need to be able to breathe! And lose 18 pounds.
Hello and welcome to my swim blog. I am not a swimmer: I'm a complete novice trying to learn as well as teach myself how to swim. In this site I document my progress (or lack of it!). I hope that one day, when I am able to swim well, the articles here will be a source of encouragement to another adult trying to swim for the first time. Join me in my journey!