January 7th, 2006

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Taking the plunge

When I was about 6 years old I decided I was going to learn to swim. I was at a big indoor swimming pool, put on a mask and snorkel, walked to the deep end and jumped in. I sank to the bottom, then kicked off the bottom and got back to the surface where I got some more air. I went back down and up another time or two until eventually a lifeguard reached in and lifted me out of the pool. After being told off, I scampered back to the shallow end and my sister started teaching me how to swim.

Sparring at First Friday tonight in Union City was a little like that, I was Collapse )