Hi all. I've never been a very good swimmer at all. I was the last in my class at primary school to get my red braid and move out of the shallow end of the little pool... I was about 15 before i could swim- no, not quite (about eight), but i've never been very good. The best i've ever been able to do was two lengths, and that was when i was at my fitness' meagre peak when i was still doing Muay Thai training. I know the solution to this is to swim as often as i can- which isn't very often. But can anyone help me to get the most out of my time? And direct me to a site with, or tell me some, swimming technique tips? What stroke should i use? And what's it like swimming in 'overalls' (as the fitness sheet says)? I don't have the oppurtunity to swim in clothes, it's just not ever allowed in any nearby pools, not even as part of lessons- not at my standard anyway. My biggest problem is being underconfident, even afraid, and bad technique which means i get water up my nose/down my throat, whichever isn't shut off at the time. I think this will be my downfall with my application- for the first time, i'm starting to feel like i won't be able to achieve what i need to. So if anyone has any advice, i'd be so grateful.