"Sometimes, when I push off underwater from the wall in a pool, with my arms outstretched in front of me, hands clasped tightly one on top of the other, I tilt my head slightly further up than usual and look in front of me. The force of the push-off sends water rushing along the muscles making them ripple as the water passes up my arms. On the index finger of my right hand a little bubble forms temporarily on my fingernail, lingering there until I break the stretched out form and pull my right arm down and into my first stroke. I am suspended in time for what seems like forever. It completely mesmerises me, this ritual. And it lasts about two seconds. Swimming can be completely hypnotic...
I love swimming because I feel at peace in the water. It makes me feel younger, more alive, more relaxed, more at ease than almost anywhere else. It sets the world in slow motion and allows me time to catch up."
- Sally G.
Via Why I Love...Outdoor Swimming