Welp, after an insanely hard move and epically bad start at my job, things have settled down. Job is going better, I’m mostly recovered from a terrifying fibro flare-up, my apartment is in decent shape, and my sweet old man cat is doing better.

So now that I’m a bit more myself, hi!!! I have a REALLY nice heated pool and hot tub in my building and I only have one bathing suit! I am short, fat and pear shaped. I’m not a very good swimmer, but I spend a ton of time in the pool and spa doing my old lady exercises. I’d like to find a few awesome suits (preferably two-piece) but I’m good with one piece that look good and can withstand frequent use. Suggestions?

Also, how do you learn how to swim better? I took a ton of swim classes as a kid but I never got it down. I can float, backstroke, tread water and baaaasically free-style, but I’m not good. And I want to be A LOT better.

Thank you thank you thank you!