Ducks are good at swimming and some humans are too. I recently, met a friend of mine and he said that he had started swimming school. I just laughed when I heard that. I have never been to a swimming school, and I don’t think there is really any need to go to one either. People are born to be swimmers, and should not be difficult at least if you start at an early stage in life.
So far, I had thought that swimming school is for those who cannot and probably will never learn to swim. But I was wrong. Turned out this friend of mine had become a beast of a swimmer. Much better than me, and had mastered even the butterfly. I have to admit, that being a master at breast stroke, butterfly is something I am really bad at. Turns out, swimming has something to do with technique and by studying it you can become a better swimmer. Well, competing swimmers do that but I kind of didn’t know it would be that obvious. Or that it would apply to everyone.
Anyway, looks like I am going to swimming school. I want to learn breast stroke, not just for the experience but also because I want to beat my friend. Har, har!
// Dave Engel