Learning to Swim
It has been one year to date since I decided to learn how to swim. This has been a little disjointed with a UCI cyclo cross season thrown in (pool time seems to be hard to find in the middle of the schedule) and 2 separate time instances of broken or bruised ribs with the last only a little over 2 weeks ago. I have definitely proven to myself that I can learn anything that I want no matter what age I am and be better at everything I know as well. One person told me I would always struggle with swimming but I would rather say it is adventure of learning and focus to see what works for you and how amazing those moments are when you develop the feel of the water. After deciding to pursue XTERRA racing as a professional this year and started the season off with a bang at Las Vegas West Coast Championship (a little humbling to be honest), I have come miles in my form and strength as a swimmer. With the help of my local swim coach, Jim Murphy, Lakewood's Green Mountain Master's swimming sessions, and SwimLabs out of Highlands Ranch, I have become an open water swimmer in one year.