Tag: swimming

Now I Know

Photo by Gláuber Sampaio on Unsplash

A few years ago, we took our granddaughter camping. It rained all night, thundered with lightening strikes, and in the morning everything was soaked but the day was bright and clear. We went hiking up a trail to a lookout where we could see…

Gifted

I had resolved to be spare, to be modest in my wants, to be basic in a place of indulgence. But one thing I wanted with all my heart on this odd cruise to Cozumel with an old friend was to swim in the…

Why I Swim in Lake Superior

Lake Superior is very cold. Today, the surface temperature of the lake in front of our house in Grand Marais, Michigan, was between 54 and 56 degrees according to the Great Lakes Coastal Forecasting System. By the end of August, the water will be…

Water Lily

The afternoon light is so bright through the windows that the bottom of the pool is awash in sunshine. In the lane next to me, a beautiful Chinese woman in a swim cap and black racing suit with orange flames does a long swanlike…

Walking with Scout

Tonight after Master’s swimming practice at a local high school, my friend and I walked down the street to my car. It was dark with only the light from the streetlamps, leaves covered the sidewalk so there was that scuffing sound walking through them….

Stay in Your Lane

The entire trajectory of my life would have been different had I been able to do a Catalina when I was in [Synchronized] Swim Club at Southfield High School. Not many people can put their finger on their personal critical juncture or in my…

Oh God.

What has happened to me? How has the gap between my self-perception and the funhouse reality of the fitting room become so unfathomably large? It is now time like every other female blogger who has ever lived to write about bathing suit shopping. Let…

Risk

The risk of floating where you can’t see the bottom you feel the weeds skimming your legs you hear the gull swooping down, breaking the water with his beak, is always worth it. ~ A short post on a hot day~

I Wish I Could Do A Flip Turn

I am not to be pitied.  In a swimming pool or anywhere else. Because when I strap on one swim fin, I can probably beat your young ass in a 25.  Well, that’s probably only partly true.  It is true that I can beat a…

Blue Eyes

I went shopping with my rat today.  The six people who read my series Say It Ain’t So:Rats in the Basement might remember that I referred to my older son as my rat because he can survive anything (including me).  I said before and…

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