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Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Manton, May 12, 2008.

  1. Tck13

    Tck13 Well-Known Member

    Mar 9, 2006

    I was kind of the same way. I would be stuck at a couple of laps in a row and then all of a sudden I'd do 5. Then slip back, and then do 6. Etc... It seemed to come in spurts.

    I have to breathe with every stroke and I also, as you mentioned, have trouble relaxing. The more I did it the more relaxed I got. Unfortunately, I've really only mastered breathing out of one side. I've tried both but like with most sports I have one "good" side and one "bad" side.
  2. Alden8100

    Alden8100 Member

    Dec 1, 2012
    Swimming is my main sport,I'm a distance swimmer (1500m in the pool, anything more open water!).Swimming is a sport that is not natural to everyone. Walking, running, biking, all of these are quite easy to master, however, it takes some coordination and stamina to learn how to swim and to top it all off, before we improve our swim technique, we all have a different swimming style based on our physical ability which makes it that much more challenging.Learning how to swimming doesn't have to be boring or traumatic but can actually be many fun, if the right strategy to diving training is used.I recently learning the butterfly stroke.

    overlap pool liners
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2012
  3. jojo123123

    jojo123123 New Member

    Dec 4, 2012
    I have Hydrophobia, so i need to say: you are great! [​IMG]
  4. Fueco

    Fueco Well-Known Member

    Mar 8, 2012
    Where The Buffaloes Roam
    I swim 2-4 days per week most of the year... My speciality is long distance open water (especially in triathlons). My longest swim this year was a 10km open ocean swim in Kailua-Kona, HI. I also swam in high school and college (in college, I had the "pleasure" of swimming the 500, 1650, 400IM and 200 Fly my final year). I'll tell you that 200 Fly hurts more than a two mile open water swim!

    Since I'm training for an ultra-distance bike race now, my swimming has been cut back. I swam 2200 yards last night after work.
  5. dixon65

    dixon65 Member

    Jun 2, 2013
    Swimming is a great way of exercise and I think it is just your fear because he told you some major techniques of swimming but you are afraid to swim in deep water. I suggest you apply those techniques and not swim in deep water.
    Above Ground Pools
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2013
  6. naguere

    naguere New Member

    Jun 19, 2013
    As a senior citizen , here is my two pennorth .

    five days a week I swim for 20 mins at a good pace wearing training fins. ( Training fins, short, stiff and make you work.)

    I cycle to the pool at a good pace , which is about 3.5 miles away.

    I have wondered, that at 72 and not in any competetive sport, what kind of drugs would increase my muscle mass?

    I couldn't be banned you know.

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