Friday, March 14, 2008
Okay... I am thinking about going back to swimming
I am way out of shape and my doctor wants me to exercise more often. Also, I am planning to lose pounds that I have gained. Swimming is one of my favorite exercises.
I am going to start slow. I have contacted a local Masters Swimming Team in Columbus (there are about 4 in the area). I picked the one closest to my home which is located at the Ohio State University location. In fact, one of the swimmers who is on the team is a speech and hearing major and would love to practice sign language. At least, I will have someone who can sign with me if I need to communicate. I can't wear hearing-aids in the water. They have many swimmers with ages from 18 to 50’s and 60’s so I won’t have any trouble fitting in. I will be 50 this year. Buckeye Masters Swim Club (BMSC) is an OSU sports club which is affiliated with United States Master Swimming (USMS).
Maybe when I am in back in shape, I might compete again since they compete with other swim clubs of other universities, and sometimes host home meets.
I was on the Masters Swimming Teams in the past. Here's the website about United States Masters Swimming. United States Masters Swimming (USMS) is a national organization that provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics and workshops for adults aged 18 and over. Programs are open to all adult swimmers (fitness, triathlete, competitive, non-competitive) who are dedicated to improving their fitness through swimming.