Saturday, March 26, 2011

Underwater life

"The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper.
I cannot quite make it out" 
- Annie Dillard

Swimming is a whole culture in Australia. While living in Moscow, Russia, I never had the chance to learn to swim. Moscow is situated far away from the sea, surrounded by land. Winters are very cold and summers are so short, that there is not enough hot sunny days in them. Besides, nights can be quite cold too, during summer, and water in the lakes and rivers just can't stay warm for long. I am not a fan of cold water! But I always wanted to swim.

I am a water person, I love the ocean, love listening to it.... love being around water. And a few weeks ago I achieved one of my old time dreams, I learned to swim. Now I try to go to the pool regularly a few times a week. I set goals in front of me, practising my technique, and learning new styles. I also have a big goal - I would love to try surfing! But for now, it seems so impossible to me... just like swimming seemed once upon a time. 

"Celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar
a little higher each time you succeed"
 - Mia Hamm


  1. О!!! когда же мы попробуем себя в сёрфинге?!

  2. Когда-нибудь обязательно попробуем, только нужно цель перед собой поставить, и двигаться в ее направлении! А пока плавать, плавать и еще раз плавать!

  3. Да, а если будет страшно серфить, то оденем спасательные жилетки )))

  4. It's never too late to learn to swim, and now that you have all the means, just continue to set goals for yourself and you're well on your way to fully learn it! With lessons at hand, it won't be far before you get to surf. Cheers!

  5. Thank you for your encouragement Lakisha!!

  6. Good for you! Surfing will happen.


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