Today we finally got to go into the pool. Aside from the deep goggle marks around my eyes and an upset stomach from breathing water, it was a good class. Before the serious workout started, we had to prove that we could swim by traversing 25 yards across the pool, we learned proper kicking form, the freestyle stroke, how to breathe (obviously I need to work on that!), and even how to do push turns.
Coach Eve said I did a really good job : .)
Swimming tip: You can protect high maintenance hair (read: dyed) from the damaging effects of chlorine by a dousing it with non-chlorinated water and applying a coating of conditioner that you don't rinse out until you finish swimming.