So today I went again for a swim at the town pool.
It was almost empty, I spent all the time alone in my lane, just swimming up and down. No kids today.
But I had two staff members coming to check out my mermaid tail. One of them asked if she could take pictures, and we chatted a bit about how I began to swim like this. They had never seen, or even heard of, mermaid tails and I referred them to YouTube for videos.
A good thing is, I was not very tired when I finished my session; I mean, my core and leg muscles were a bit sore, but my lungs and diafragm were not tired after all the breath holding, which I found very rewarding. Last week I was able to swim all the pool lenght in one breath, which was also exhilarating. Must try that again tomorrow. Almost 8 years without swimming can put a strain in your lung capacity. Mine used to be great, but not anymore. I am trying to improve on that...
And, remember I put pearls on my toes? They were fine after one hour of swimming with the monofin on, which was great. I will be doing the mermaid scale manicure again this week, sans the pearls. Hubby does not really like them.