Category Archives: Blog Post 2: Meditative Swimming

There’s Nothing Meditative About Swimming

I think me and Nate Jackson would be great friends due to our mutual dislike of the sport of swimming. “Endless banter, a back and forth so delicate that if you’re not in good spirits and ultra-motivated to be the most … Continue reading

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A new kind of meditation

I think one thing that helped me with this meditative swim is my lack of swimming experience. While former high school swimmers share their experiences and how swimming feels, I don’t have much input because I have never been in … Continue reading

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Surrendering

It was a pleasant day, as I strolled over to the PAC to begin my meditative swim. The sun was shinning brightly, my iPod was playing my favorite song, and it just felt like one of those days that you … Continue reading

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Meditative swimming to me…

Being that I am more of a runner than I am a swimmer I am going to make a comparison. I can go out for a run of 9 miles or better without thinking about it much when I am … Continue reading

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The Logic of Swimming (as Meditation)

Swimming alone, swimming to meditate, swimming as a release—that was the assignment. How could I fail something so simple? The task was clear, crystal-clear, in fact, like the water. Yet I couldn’t manage to swim with a relaxed mind. Ok, … Continue reading

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Not Horrible

It is drizzling outside and I decide to make the journey that I have been putting off all weekend over to the PAC for the meditative swimming exercise. I am not too thrilled about this activity, so I decide to … Continue reading

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The Little Things

Relaxing, calming, soothing, and enjoyable would have to be my quick definition of the word “meditation”. My meditative swim touched every one of those aspects to say the least. Throughout the swim, I swam for a total of about 50 … Continue reading

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