🙋‍♂️April 2021 Challenge - Swimming Laps

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🏊April 2021 Challenge - Swimming Laps


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It seemed that last year around this time I was just getting into a good groove of swimming laps and seeing some results when everything was closing down and we were being told to stay home. I hated that so much because I like to get out and do things, especially with the weather as nice as it is year-round where I live. It seems there are so many untruths in the world and I truly don't know what to believe with regard to the whole pandemic situation. With my own two eyes, I didn't see what would be considered a pandemic. I heard a lot of talk about it which certainly instilled plenty of fear into everyone but it didn't scare me. I tried to live my life as I normally would but with everything being closed that made it more difficult to do. I was lucky in that my gym didn't stay closed for too long and I still got to swim my laps on a daily basis. I would still walk to the gym, swim my laps and walk home. It was always a great break from the craziness of the world and allowed me to get fresh air and exercise. I hope that everyone continued to get their daily exercise even when having to stay inside, it is so important for our health. Also, I believe sunshine and fresh air are vital for our health, so I make sure to get a dose of that every day. I am also lucky to live in a place where the sun shines year-round so I have that going for me, haha. I have to throw the "haha" in because I know many of you would think, is it even a Brian England post without some "haha", haha. The photo above is from my swim yesterday and it was nice to get back into the pool after a week of it being closed for repairs or something. I hope that all of you will have an enjoyable weekend and I am really enjoying the posts that y'all are creating for this challenge, keep them coming!


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Comments (23)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Brian - consistency in any activity can lead to improvement.  I am happy to hear that you found this worthwhile pastime to incorporate into your regular routine.  

Apr 16, 2021 04:58 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

My grandkids live in our pool when they comeout to visit.  My oldest Lizzie, is a competitor.  She would always say "Grandpa lets have a race".  That competiveness has paid off. She a sophomore is one of the top swimmers on her Varsity School Team back in the Boston area.  One proud Granpa.

Apr 16, 2021 04:59 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

We definitely don't have the sun out every day here, but we are out every day anyway. I totally agree that time outdoors is very important and can keep us healthy.

Enjoy your day!

Apr 16, 2021 05:10 AM
Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Waxhaw, NC
Creative Real Estate Specialist

Hi Brian,

So happy for you to be in the "swim" of things again...

Apr 16, 2021 06:30 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Brian! We want to watch you simming those laps. :-)

Apr 16, 2021 06:54 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Like you, we love the great outdoors.  I think everyone knows that about us by  now on this platform...Happy that you are swimming.  A

Apr 16, 2021 07:01 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brian, a lot of people that went daily to the gym had to make adjustments and do things at home.

Apr 16, 2021 07:09 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Brian,  swimming laps is good and you are always doing something to stay in shape.  

Apr 16, 2021 07:48 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Although many people think of AZ as hot, it's a beautiful state that offers a lot of outdoor activities. By the way that indoor pool looks so inviting! Consistency is the key to promoting good health when it comes to exercise both indoors and outdoors!

Cheers to your good health!

Apr 16, 2021 09:49 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376


How I envy you swimming is my favorite exercise.  Unfortunately, all our pools were closed because of COVID19 I am so excited that they will be opening once again. When you swim you use every muscle in your body when done correctly. I am so looking forward to swimming once again. You are so fortunate to live in a climate where you could swim all year around.


Thank you for your entry in the Spring Challenge 

Apr 16, 2021 10:57 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Brian- glad that you're back in the "swim" of things!!  We don't have sunshine year round but even last year we were able to get out and walk in our parks. That made a huge difference in our mental health. 

Thank you for participating in the April Challenge. 

Apr 16, 2021 11:20 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Brian I am right there with you.  I took precautions within reason with COVID-19, BUT I did not let it control my life.  I tried to keep as much of my normal routine as posible.  Oddly those who I know that when overboard with COVID-19 were the ones who came down with COVID-19 the most.  Go figure.

Apr 16, 2021 04:41 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Brian.

I'm way beyond swimming laps or even getting into a swimming pool.  You'll get there one of these days young man.

Apr 17, 2021 12:13 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Brian - that is why you look so good--you stay in shape.  I went for a walk with a friend yesterday but have to get back to the gym.

Apr 17, 2021 04:20 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Swimming is great exercise and it feels more like fun than exercise.  You're lucky to live where you do.

Apr 17, 2021 04:39 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I am so glad you are able to be back at swimming and hopefully, it won't be long before you're back to where you were last year, Brian. I feel the same way about closing down - my biggest fear is that we have now missed exposing ourselves to everything else by being on lockdown and once this has been fully lifted, we're going to pick up every germ coming and going. We will have no defenses and will be sicker than ever before - that's my fear anyway!

Apr 18, 2021 06:51 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Swimming may be the ideal exercise. So good for our bodies without the stress of many other activities - like one I love, running. 

Apr 18, 2021 08:37 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Brian,

Good for you for making swimming a priority in your daily exercise routine. Its a great form of exercise and won't take you long to get back to where you were!

Apr 18, 2021 10:39 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It is good to see you enjoying the pool and staying healthy.  I imagine it is pretty refreshing with temperatures already rising in your area.  Hope you are doing well! ! !

Apr 18, 2021 12:03 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I too, long to get back to the gym and the pool to exercise my body Brian 🙂

Apr 19, 2021 10:06 AM