Become a confident swimmer

Posted on: January 29, 2022

At some point after childhood, early on in my adult life, I realised I'd somehow forgotten how to swim well. I can sufficiently not drown, but if asked to swim up and down a pool, I will quickly tire and lose all remaining confidence in my technique. After saying I wanted to fix this for many years, 2022 is the year I plan to do something about it.

I was inspired to do this after reading Tim Ferriss's blog post: Total Immersion: How I Learned to Swim Effortlessly in 10 Days and You Can Too. Tim is a person I've admired since reading Four Hour Work Week, and it was reassuring to know someone with the life experiences and confidence of Tim Ferriss had suffered with the same issue as me.

So, let this post be the record for my swimming endeavours in 2022. I know it's just a case of discipline and repetition, but - as with anything when confidence is involved - there is a mental block to get over initially before progress can begin.