After swimming my obligatory 40 lengths in the 25m pool, I got out and didn't think too much of it. In the change room the woman was standing there and asked me how I managed to breathe on alternate sides when I swim front crawl. I tried to explain it to her as best as possible on how to start out and build up to swimming a length.
We continued to chat: she wants to learn to swim better to swim across the English Channel August 2014 to raise money and awareness for blind veterans. She participated in a 100+ km walk in UK to raise money for the same cause last year and 3 years ago she joined the Territorial Army (equivalent to the Canadian Reserves).
How's that for inspiration.