Good evening Stuart,
All this talk about swimming pools is making me cold…or at least bringing back cold memories. I never did like swimming in anything other than the nicely heated baby pool (pity I'm over eight years old), and I always took a long time to get in to the cold water of the normal swimming pool.
That being said, I was never very good at swimming lessons once I was in the pool either…I remember one year when we were being assigned to various swimming classes and the teacher started talking to her supervisor while I was in the pool in an effort to work out what they were going to do with me…that had never seen a student swim backwards with a kick board before!
I can doggy paddle, and that will do me.