Now those who know me, know that I hate getting wet. Showers I don’t have a problem with but public pools I do, smelly, lots of people splashing. I SO DIDN’T WANT to do it, but my Physiotherapist thought it would be a good idea to aid my recovery by attending a 6 week Deep Water exercise class.
6 WEEKS PEOPLE, I lasted one lesson!
Another of my issues is that the class is from 7.45pm to 8.45pm, for me that’s late, after working, cooking, washing etc. I don’t want to go out after 7pm and even that’s a stretch during the week.
So after reading the pamphlet and discussing and seeking assurance that I wouldn’t have to get my hair wet, I agreed, I noted on the blurb that a swimming cap and goggles was suggested, what’s that about, can’t apply to me surely, no she said that’s only if you want to wear them.
1st mistake was agreeing to participate, 2nd mistake was paying my fees, which included, one of those flotation belts, good idea I thought since I can’t swim.
I rock up in my new bathers, to see who all of my swimming partners would be. Feeling and looking rubbish at the end of the day, you wouldn’t believe what they did, I still can’t believe it, they took photos, what is wrong with these people, I managed to be absent in the group shot. On the far fight you see a ripple in the water, that would be me.
There were quite a few of us, including a radio celebrity who I am not keen on. I think he is a blubbering idiot. At times I do mistakenly find myself listening to that particular station, and when I hear him I promptly turn over. I am sure he is rather wonderful, he just rubs me up the wrong way.
You receive your instructions, get in the pool and are then taken through your paces, you are grouped into three levels depending on your issues. Of course you start at level one and make your way to level three. First thing I thought was great that means this could go on for 12 WEEKS, as of course I was in level one.
Three things happened:
- It was cold
- Radio celebrity guy had space issues, myself and two other woman did our best to keep our distance from him, but no he kept following us, very creepy
- Instructor tried to get me to lie back in the water, which would wet my hair, I told him very directly NO. (that’s all I said) Then he said I could wear a swimming cap, he got another very firm one word answer NO, after that he scuttled away tail between his legs, sent my physiotherapist in to give me an alternative exercise. Well I did warn them, that’s all I’m saying!
- Synchronised swimming classes
- Or Tad pole swimming classes
That’s fair enough as we call Samantha’s Martial Arts Training
- Ninja training
Then Michael reminded Brittany, have you ever seen your mother enter the water and go out past her knees
Good point, I wonder what the Physio is going to say when I see her in a fortnight?
At least I have a couple of weeks to come up with a good excuse. maybe she will refuse to treat me?
Whatever I will live another day.