OK, back from today’s sailing lesson. Windy out there in Northport Bay,
windy. Whacked on head by boom: 3 times. Capsized: twice. I am getting
real familiar with the underside of a Club 420.
Lots of good stuff from readers about the “Total Immersion” technique of
swimming instruction. Opinions are all over the place though: It’s ideal
for beginners / It’s really only to polish up experienced swimmers’
technique. It gets anyone swimming effortlessly / You’ll never amount to
anything as a swimmer if you’re not really, really fit. It’s the bee’s
knees / It’s a crock. One kind reader has a video instruction course he’s
going to send me, though, so I shall check that out & report back.
Andrew: Your comment reminds me of W.C. Fields’ response when someone
offered him a glass of water: “Water? That’s what fish copulate in, isn’t