Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Sunday Pool Sessions
The last few pool sessions I've missed because of various weekend plans, this Sunday things worked out and I was able to make the ISK session. It would seem that skiing is great for keeping fit and trim, but it does very little for my rolling skills. The first hour was getting comfortable again with some different rolls. The last hour was just plain fun! Which is exactly what it should be anyways! I'm still trying to figure out the "standing up in the boat trick", a few folks had it figured out this week. I was able to stand on the back deck, with Liza sitting on the front and sculling for some support, she by the way was getting it figured out too. I'm only able to get up to hands and knees on the back deck with out some sort of support. Ron on the other hand made a lap around the pool!
Last Summer I had the chance to do some stuff with Kelly Blades at the Inland Sea Symposium, I would recommend his sessions for anyone, beginner on up. This being my first full season to do some teaching as an ACA Instructor I plan to incorporate some of what I've learned from him, into what I teach. Getting out of the boat, and spending an hour fooling around climbing on, over, under, and everything but what it was intended for can do much for your comfort level.