|When I joined the MWMasters in February 2008, I was at VERY Beginner level. I basically knew how to doggy paddle and keep myself afloat. I always knew what the freestyle and breaststroke looked like though!|
My first day at the Masters was intimidating, but everyone was so encouraging and motivating. The on-deck coaches walked me through, stoke-by-stroke, breath-by-breath.
As Coach John Dankert says, I have come a long way. My first Triathlon was the PigMan Sprint, June 1st, 2008. I finished the .5K (547 yard) swim in just under 12 minutes and even helped someone to safety on the way in!
Because of MWMaster's training, I feel comfortable in open and deep water and my breathing has become much more relaxed.
I never thought I would be a "Swimmer", but I am now!
Iowa Masters Member since 2/11/08
US Masters Swimming