During my attempt at learning how to swim, I have to keep in mind the following things:
1. I have to keep my body absolutely loose
2. I have to keep my eyes open under water
3. I have to paddle with my legs continuously
4. I have to breathe out into the water
5. I have to rotate my hands without stop
6. I have to lift my head out of water to breathe in air at regular intervals
No doubt, I am struggling to do all these things simultaneously :-( My sincere thanks to my trainer Smita, who has shown loads of patience with me and occassionally also a very sharp tongue!