I'm 9 months post op, and even though we have a pool, I have been too chicken until now to get in the water becaue it's not a heated pool and NJ weather has not been very warm this summer. The water temp got to 82 degrees today, so I went in VERY SLOWLY with the kids and YES I can swim and don't sink! I just did the regular crawl, but with no breathing. I'm afraid to twist and turn to take a breath, so I just stayed in the shallow end doing laps back and forth across. I was even able to swim on my back, which at first I afraid to try, but it was no big deal.

I bet I'll be sore tomorrow from doing a new movement....but then what else is new.