Thursday, February 11, 2010
Finis Snorkel arrived today!
I read some reviews before purchasing the snorkel; some good, some bad. One review disliked the snorkel because you had to have perfect head position in the water. I am still trying to figure out why that is a bad thing! I ripped the packaged open and fitted the snorkel to my head. I did my swim workout and the last 300 yards of the workout asked for drills. I thought this would be a perfect time to use my brand new snorkel.
“How hard could it be,” I thought. I read reviews that said it takes some getting used to. I thought whatever! I got it! I donned my snorkel and off I went. Stroke, stroke this is awesome! A little water in my mouth, followed by half the pool!!!! Ugh! I took the it off cleared it and went again. I swam 4 laps with this thing! Each time I had to stop to take the snorkel off after swimming a half length of the pool!
I asked one of the aquatic managers at the pool, Nathan, if he used these before. He said he had. I asked if it took some getting used to. He replied, “Ooooooooh Yeah! I guess I need to practice with this new toy. I am excited about the snorkel because it is a great tool! It will definitely take some getting used to.
At the end of this workout, I was still swimming my 100s forty seconds faster than my Critical Swim Speed test! This is exciting news!