Originally Posted by aerogramma
I would reccomend signing up for a swimming course in your case and then take it from there
That would be nice. But I struck out at the Red Cross swimming course (my instructor watched me and shook her head, saying there was something wrong but she couldn't put her finger on it) and the nearest TI coach is about a 2 hour drive away. This with me struggling to find time to get to the pool that's 10 minutes from my house.
It's kind of a chicken-or-egg issue. Once I can swim, I can practice swimming. Until I can swim it's hard to work on swimming. It doesn't help that circumstances at home are actively keeping me from getting to the pool during the time I can actually have some room and some anonymity.