I’m Too Old For This…

This weekend, I rode a bicycle for the first time in about 20 years. And, let me tell you, the whole expression, “It’s just like riding a bike!” is not based on any reality that I experienced.

No, my trip to the Bike Gallery was — all in all — rather humiliating. For my test drives, my dad and the saleslady actually had to hold on to the bike, making sure I didn’t plow into any bushes or parked cars.

But as much as I’d like to reiterate Danny Glover’s famous Lethal Weapon quote, I’m going in the other direction and simply stating:

No matter how old you are, you’re never too old to learn a new skill…even one that most people learn as kids.

Yeah, forget those old dogs and their new tricks. If you’re 20 or 30 or 40 and have never learned to swim, we can help. Just like this Oregonian reporter — check out her story here. And with summer hot on our heels, you’re going to want to feel safe and secure at pool parties or out on a sailboat or even under the sprinkler.

Sure, that last one was a stretch, but in all due seriousness, maybe you should check out our list of pools that participate in Red Cross training. If the weather stays warm, you’ll be wanting those skills sooner than later!

P.S. If anyone out there wants to challenge me to see if they can learn to swim before I can re-learn to bike, I’m totally up for it.

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