Any tips for someone trying to regain a stroke after not swimming seriously since childhood? I'm taking a class and practicing, but feel like I just cannot make a breakthrough to swim past 50m without gasping for breath. Oddly, it seems like it's the kicking that really wears me out, even though I run and cycle (I guess a completely different motion/muscle group at play).
I had this problem when I re-started. It just went away. I later got a coach to work on technique with mixed results. Honestly, I don't care about technique that much. After a week of swimming, or maybe less, I was fine.