While I still do not love swimming, I have found that I enjoy it as long as I keep yards up. When I look back to about 1.5 years ago and having not swam for a long time and how I could barely swim a lap in the pool to where I am at now (over 250k yards in 2008), I am amazed.
Reading the Total Immersion book and watching videos for free online was a huge boost for me, which I then backed up with a adult conditioning class and then master’s swim class. I still swim with the Master’s group Saturday mornings and its a huge benefit.
Combine all that with a coach that loves swimming and I have no where to go (except the other end of the pool for the winter) and all the speed to get there. I really did go from loathing swimming, to tolerating it to enjoying it.