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Travails of a Non-Swimmer

Swim Like Shinji

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.


While I save up for a Total Immersion Japan private swim course I really need to practice diligently using the DVDs…

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