I would describe my ability to swim as more of an ability to not drown on holiday. I’m comfortable in the water but I can’t cover any distance. I can swim for survival but not for sport, which has always bugged me. How can I consider myself part of the movement culture if I don’t explore this basic human movement? Can I still call myself a mover if I can’t swim? Plus, what use is a Daddy that can’t swim! I want to play with my children in the water and I want to keep them safe in the water so the need to learn has been getting stronger and stronger. I’ve just spent a week in France on a family holiday. The house we were in had a pool, so I set myself the challenge of learning to swim in a week.