DH and I were just talking about this. I pretty much can't swim, but several years ago, I *tried* to learn at a gym I had a membership to. I was able to "swim" "laps" but the water had to be like 4 1/2 feet so I could stop and stand up if I got anxious.
I still remember the first time I was like "ok, I'm going to swim laps" after practicing. I swam for maybe 15 minutes and I stopped a lot because I keep getting nervous. (I don't like the feeling of my body being horizontal in the water).
I still remember my muscles burning while swimming and aching to holy heaven after, and I was pretty fit at the time. I can not believe what an awesom total body workout swimming was!!
We bought a house last year with a pool, and while we need to replace the liner before using it (hopefully soon??) I am kind of excited to use our pool and for DH since it is difficult at best to talk to him about working out, but he is loves swimming and I know if we had the pool open he would use it and workout regularly!
Ok sorry to hijjak this thread!