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It's official! On August 11--exactly one week after my 59th birthday--I will be swimming across Cayuga Lake. Why? You might well ask. I'm not concerned about the distance (it's not that far). But it's dark. And it's deep. And it's cold. And none of those things is especially comforting to me. I am swimming to overcome, or at least face, my fears.
More importantly, I'm participating in Women Swimmin' to raise money for Hospicare & Palliative Care Services. When we lost Dad a few years back, he was in hospice very briefly. However, the care and compassion we received in that short time was extraordinary. We experienced first hand the importance and blessing of this exquisitely important type of caring.
The funds I raise will provide medical expertise and emotional, spiritual, and practical support to patients and their families. Your donation to Women Swimmin' will help make this important end-of-life care available to anyone in Tompkins or Cortland counties who needs it--regardless of their ability to pay.
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So, I've always breathed only on my right side when swimming. Not a friendly way to treat my neck, but I would panic every time I tried breathing on the left. I would always sink just a bit and take in some water. Eeeek! My coach keeps encouraging me to breathe bilaterally. I would try it, and abandon it almost as quickly, after swallowing a bit of the pool.
Well, today, all that changed. For the umpteenth time, my coach asked me to try breathing bilaterally. I don't know what it was he said, but I decided to give it a try and, for some reason, this time it worked! I swam a hundred yards, easily, breathing bilaterally! I didn't take in any water! I didn't sink!
Henceforth, I will breathe bilaterally, allowing my technique to be more balanced and efficient. My neck will be so happy!
by Janey Bosch on Sun, May 20, 2018 @ 7:14 PM
Thank you for your support of Women Swimmin' for Hospicare! You can contact us or mail donations to:Hospicare & Palliative Care Services
ATTN: Women Swimmin' for Hospicare
172 East King Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-272-0212 (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
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