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My doctor recommended that I swim to help my rheumatoid arthritis. I knew the Rye YMCA offered water aerobics so I joined since I don’t swim.
It has helped me tremendously. Water exercise has replaced the yoga classes I took prior to joining. My walking exercises were curtailed when coyotes invaded my neighborhood, leaving me to walk to the library and back as a substitute.
As a child, I took swimming lessons at the Y in Harlem which I visited annually on vacation. But when the year came for learning the final lessons, I went away to camp and never resumed lessons. I am 73 and no longer want to learn.
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