We were watching Leo swim yesterday. He is a fairly new swimmer to our group. Like many younger swimmers he swims with his head way up, water line near his eyebrows, looking pretty much straight ahead.
We asked him how fast his 100 free is. He responded saying 52.3. We said back to him, “If you put your head down you would go 49 high”. Of course his eyebrows went up.
Then we said, “You don’t have to get in any better shape to do that, you just need to have a better shape in the water.” The whole pool got kinda quiet as that thought turned over in their minds. Then the smiles as they recognized how the same words meant different things.
Gotta love this coaching gig…see you pool side.