I had recently joined the Advance Class in my Swimming Club. They have their lessons on Saturdays and Sundays for one and half hours per day. Next month, we are advised to attend 5 days a week. There are three night lessons during the weekdays between 7:30p.m. to 9p.m. Mami is reluctant to send me for the weekday lessons, but will probably be obliged to attend perhaps one weekday lesson (just to please the Coach).
We would normally start off with physical exercises about 30 - 40 minutes. After the physical exercises, we would jump straight into the pool to swim multiple lapses in all four different swimming styles. There are days when we would play water polo. I was also told that we would also have life saving lessons.
When I first started, it was really exhausting. I had a hard time moving around the house after my lesson. However, after two weekends, I felt much better. Perhaps I had better stamina after two weeks. Now, I do not feel the tiredness. I am much happier, starting to make some friends. I still feel a little distant from other swimmers as most of them are chinese speaking. I am hoping that I can also speak a little mandarin. I just have to overcome my fear and shyness.