The Salt Water Is Heaven

The Salt Water Is Heaven

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Hybrid designer and developer Rebecca Taylor continued to swim as her third child was on its way.

When asked about the difference between swimming when pregnant and not, Taylor explained, “I feel maybe a little colder – and definitely colder by the end of the swim when I get out. I have 30% more blood volume [when pregnant]. I’m pretty sure it’s all in my belly by the end of a swim.

I’m much more buoyant and I’m naturally pitched at a different angle. It’s not unlike how I used to feel in a full wetsuit or with a swim buoy. I drag my feet and am using my upper body more.

Open salt water is heaven! I’ve been swimming in the pool (actually tethering in my own pool) for the last few months and it’s a wonderful treat to swim in the bay this week. I feel like a rocket out here and I don’t notice the baby at all — in a good way
.”

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