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1. I was quite athletic as a youngster. I would climb & hang out in trees, run fast, climb hills & valleys. At first it
Sat May 25, 2024, 01:57 PM
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was to get away from my big family, and then I loved the feeling of accomplishment and strength. So my mother sent my brothers to swim lessons, and she sent me to the Convent to learn to sew and iron pleats in my skirts - a complete disaster. I sewed the piece of linen to my skirt and screwed up the pleats. The nuns were horrified. I wanted to go to swim lessons so bad, but it was not to be. Longer story short, I learned to swim as an adult, and am now training for a 70+ free style competition.

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