I've been having trouble with my swimming. My breathing has been off. I had totally lost the ability to breathe properly, which means that my swimming has been more like controlled drowning. I felt like I had lost the ability to speak. Sort of like after waking from a dream where I'm fluently speaking in French, but can only manage the basics now that I'm awake.
Sometimes my swimming helps my rowing and vice versa, so I decided to try doing what helps keep me on rhythm in the boat: sing drinking and 80's songs to myself. I'm sure the guy from Kajagoogoo is thrilled to know he helped solve my swim stroke.