I've also been swing dancing, kayaking, gone on a historical walk, and started learning Italian, plus I've done my first two swimming lessons at the public pool near work. Who'd think that keeping your head down, your arms close to your body, and your legs NOT kicking into the hair would make such a difference? Also, while I'd never thought about it, of course waiting for a long time to breathe gets your body into panicked oxygen starvation mode.
We also had layoffs at work. In some ways, it's a notch in my belt of managerial experiences, but it's actually been miserable and the fallout is continuing. But that's another post.