Yeah, I know it should be “in the swim”. And yes, for the first time this year, I went swimming. I went expecting it to hurt, and I went hoping to clear my head.
It didn’t hurt as much as I thought, but my word, there were plenty of people. Before Christmas, there were usually half a dozen of us, and I could pick a lane and swim up and down it, even do backstroke. No chance today. I front crawled my way through 12 twisty lengths and gave up. I will go back, and now I know what to expect, I won’t hope for the clear head benefit.
But for the benefit of the parishioner I nearly swam into, no, I didn’t leave because of you!
(My word, don’t I look cheery pre-swim? Not!)