Originally Posted by Manton
Anybody here a regular swimmer? What do you do, and how often? I've been going to a pool with a "coach" (really just a guy who writes a workout on a dry erase board and then sits on a bench and plays with his iPhone). I always do what he writes out, but at the end of this week, his services are not going to be available. Averaging about 2,500 yards per day, three days a week. I want to keep it up but without "coach" I fear I will feel lost and abandoned.
How many strokes are you familiar with? Do you tread water? You can try front crawl, head up front crawl, breast, frog legs only, stroke only, flutter kick only, arms only, butterfly, dolphin swim (like butterfly without the arms), backstroke, scissor kick x2 (1 each side) and underwater laps for 1-2 laps each one after another. Then tread water from one side of the pool to the other. Or you may consider speed trials. Or the 1000m challenge (should take around 20 minutes) or the 2000m challenge (should take around 40-60 minutes). You can always google for lifeguard swimming training routines (no need to get hardcore or anything) or pm me if you want to know what we did for lifeguard pool training.