The magic of water in my life…
Many people have asked me the meaning of this phrase… and I would like to share here what the magic of water means in my life.
My first memories of life basically start in the water, I remember that my best childhood moments were in the water and it seems to me, water has being a constant in my life always.
I remember my first moments of physical effort were in the water, I learned to swim almost at the same time I learned to walk, and the chlorine smell of the pool in which I took my first swimming lessons still fills my head with images of water and smiles.
My first tests of life were also in the water, I could say that before I was aware of school exams, I was already participating in swimming competitions, and those experiences have become a great learning that has become part of me for all of these years.
My most fun and joyful days have also being around water. The beauty that leaves me breathless and makes me feel very small in this universe is made out of water and is called the sea, the greatness of the ocean is the life I catch day by day; the water that flows until it gets to the sea reminds me that water must flow to bring its benefits to every place it passes by while following its path.
The most wonderful watermark of my life, which inspires me to live every day, is the love that overflows my heart and therefore fulfills me and flows like the water… my children.
My sport challenges have being in the water and have become a watermark in my life. Open water swimming always demands so much from me, that sometimes I have been in a point in which I think I can’t keep on going and just when I get to the limit, when my physical capacity is at the edge of failing, I think in so many water moments in my life and those images and memories inspire me to keep going, keep swimming.
Some people say water strengthens and helps us gain trust in ourselves, by helping overcome our fears and it contributes to personal growth, I agree to all of these. Also, many people believe that children should be able to learn to swim son that swimming will help them gain trust in themselves, strength, security to overcome challenges, to take their fears away, and that shall give them vitality, fun end enjoyment. Also, the opportunity to dream!
If you do not how to swim and you want to learn, try it, it’s never too late. Swimming is great!!!
Here are some tips:
Before you learn how to swim, learn to feel the water.
Before you make strokes and lots of kicking, float like a starfish, upside down, and backwards and enjoy the water-
Before you realize it you shall be swimming.
Enjoy the magic of the water…