Don’t regret growing older. Its a privilege denied to many. Embrace it. See it as an adventure, not an affliction. This is the latest Soulseeds Radio episode on ageing, with some very mellow Michigan music from Phil Barry and Sarah Halsey Fuersy, http://soulseedsradio.com/aging-like-a-sage-wphil-barry-and-sarah-halsey-fuerst/
"One hot summer day I decided to go for a swim." This is a BORING beginning. Write a sentence beginning using an action, question/exclamation, thought/feeling, or sound. Use descriptive language, and put your reader right at the beginning of the action.