Today in swim class he timed us swimming 500 yards. I completed it in 11:17. My split time was 5:24. Among the beginner group I was first, but compared to the old timers (those that have been in the classe for much longer) I was off the back for sure. The fast people finished in between just under 9 minutes and 9:30. I had hope to get under 10:30, but it was just a hope I had never swam the distance timed before.
I feel good becuase I am fast than I was last year. I still freak out a bit when I am getting tired in the pool. I sometimes feel claustrophobic in the water, if that makes any sense. But regardless, this class is a really good thing.