...but I don't absolutely loathe swimming anymore!
I loved swimming as a child.
I swam on a pre-comp. team and like it ok.
I swam competitively for 4 years in high school and hated it.
I played water polo for 2 years in college (after playing for 2 in high school) and loved it...but it involved a lot of swimming...which I didn't love.
I basically haven't swam much since.
I really hate the dry-to-wet and wet-to-dry transitions and I hate always smelling like chlorine...even after several thorough showers. When dry, you are like a scratch a sniff sticker...just a little drop of water on your skin and you reak like a pool. I also hated my coach...sorry...but I did...he was a bit of a jerk.
Adam has been getting into swimming more and more and I decided to join him on Saturday morning. This is when I learned that I no longer hate swimming. It is a little dull but it's also kind of refreshing. I really enjoyed myself. I got a good work out and helped Adam a little with his stroke technique (sidenote: I've never been an amazing swimmer but I learned while coaching Logan's HS swim team that I am a rockin' stroke coach).
I am shocked. I thought I hated the dumb sport...turns out I just hate jerks, not being able to breath, and pain. Welcome back to my life, swimming, it's sure been a while.