Thursday, April 20, 2006

Eau de Chlorine

Beginning Swimming

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.

6 comments:

madretz said...

Cool purple swim cap!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Good tip.

Cool cap.

Cate said...

That's not the way I remember swim caps looking!

Mine was white with seashell scallops and the rubber was thick and very difficult to get on.

I always felt like a matchtip when I wore it.

Farm Wife said...

I had a blue spandex swim cap when I was little. I'm not sure how my mother ever got all my hair into it. Grandma's was rubber and had big floppy daisys on it. I like yours!

good tip about the conditioner. Wonder if it'll keep blond little girl hair from sucking up too much chlorine and turning green...

Cate said...

Missing you, Phin!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Phinner. Where are you?