I can tell that I am starting to get more comfortable in the water now. I am not focusing so much on the breathing and keeping my head above water. Nor am I worried about the little bit of water that may get in my mouth from breath to breath.
I spent a full 45 minutes in the pool this morning and it felt like a really great work out. I am not the fastest swimmer there, but I am not the slowest either. Now my big problem seems to be keeping at it for more than 100 meters at a time. I am passing some of the other swimmers, but they pass me right back while I am taking a breather at the end of the lane.
I am feeling really good about how things are going. Looking back 2 weeks ago, I am really impressed with the progress I have seen so far.