[nfb-talk] swimming (was: Bard(

Wm. Ritchhart william.ritchhart at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jul 31 06:23:38 CDT 2010


John,

I do share a lane sometimes.  I generally swim breast stroke and use the
lane markers to keep on my side when I have to share.  I swam competitively
in high school, know all four of the competitive strokes and swim them all
now except for butterfly.  So I just switch strokes as needed or desired.  

The reason I no longer swim butterfly is that I don't like much meeting a
concrete wall with my head.  
  
I swim at the I.U.P.U.I. Natatorium.  There are two 50 meter pools that they
can configure into up to five pools.  Currently it is configured into three
pools.  One 50 meter pool, one 25 yard pool and a approximately 25 meter
pool.  It gets pretty crowded in September when all the high school teams
without their own pools get in there.  

I have no desire to open water swim, except for fun in the ocean.  I love
ocean swimming.  Indeed I need to figure out a way to get some serious beach
time now.  

I started swimming regularly again back in 2004.  It was a better choice
than having to start taking all kinds of heart and diabetic medicines.  It's
a lot less expensive too.  

William    
  

-----Original Message-----
From: nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of John G. Heim
Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2010 10:05 AM
To: NFB Talk Mailing List
Subject: [nfb-talk] swimming (was: Bard(

So you're a swimmer, huh?  Do you ever have to share a lane? If so, how do 
you do it? I have never managed to do that successfully. Here at the pool at

the University of Wisconsin, I call ahead and they set a lane aside for me 
so I can have it to myself. Its only a minor sacrifice because there are 
usually several lanes with only one person in them. So when they reserve a 
lane for me, it only means one other person has to share a lane.

Have you ever done any open water swimming? I would like to enter a 
triathlon but I don't like swimming tethered to someone else. I just can't 
get comfortable doing that. It effects my breathing and I just can't swim 
normally.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Wm. Ritchhart" <william.ritchhart at sbcglobal.net>
To: "'NFB Talk Mailing List'" <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 5:04 PM
Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] Bard


>I really like the new digital talking book player.  I do wish it was still
> smaller and lighter.  With all my swimming gear, lunch, back-up cane and
> everything else I have in my gym bag; it is still too heavy.
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of Steve Johnson
> Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 8:22 PM
> To: 'NFB Talk Mailing List'
> Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] Bard
>
> John, I have not tried one myself yet, so this is good to know.  Thanks,
> Steve
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of John G. Heim
> Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 3:26 PM
> To: NFB Talk Mailing List
> Subject: [nfb-talk] Bard
>
> Man, I just got one of those new digital book players from the National
> Library Service.  You might wonder why a computer nerd like myself took so
> long to ask for one of those things. Well, I guess mostly the reason is 
> that
> I have 2 tape players that I bought myself plus the one from NLS. So now I
> have to use the player from the NLS all of the time.
>
> But holy cow, is this thing nice. I downloaded a book and put it on a USB
> thumb drive and was listening to a book amybe 3 minutes after getting
> started. And navigation within the book is very nice.
>
> Your tax dollars at work.
>
>
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