Lesson Learned from my swim session...competitive swimming is hard (challenging) if you want to do it right AND be successful. I could easily get away with a basic stroke but to compete it is so much more then a basic stroke. Its is work! It is using muscles you did not think you had to pull you through currents, its knowing how to breath on the 2, 4 or even 6 and pushing through when you lungs are screaming for air. Its knowing how k relax when there is nothing under you but water or someone rolling on top of you. Swimming is so much more than a basic stroke.