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Swimming Workouts Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Swimming Workouts.

Swimming: Take the Plunge!

I recently swam laps for the first time since my childhood swimming lessons. The next day, when my muscles were sore and fatigued, I realized that there was much more to swimming than just splashing around. This gentle-but-challenging form of exercis...  Read more

5 Fun Ways to Dive In to Aquatic Exercise

The pool can be a scary place. You have to wear a swimsuit (ack!), get your hair wet and know the rules of the road—er, swim lanes. But don't let that stop you! Water provides an excellent workout, especially for people with joint issues or...  Read more

Dara Torres Took the Plunge at 41

During the 2008 Summer Olympics, we heard countless inspirational stories about the athletes who were there to compete. Every competitor was special and had an inspiring story of the determination, setbacks, and hard work that got them there. But I c...  Read more

Outdoor Adventures Fit for Families

Have you thought about how great it would be to include your family in your pursuit to exercise more regularly? Family exercise will improve the health of your loved ones, make exercise more fun, and at the same time develop stronger connections betw...  Read more

Spark Your Way to a 10K

Ready to walk or run a 10K but not sure where to begin? We've designed two training programs to help you get started. The first program is for individuals who want to complete a 10K by both walking and jogging the event. The second program is for...  Read more

Is 10 minutes too short a workout?
Updated 7/23/2014 6:24:47 AM

I just did a 10 minute Tracey Mallet Barre workout on youtube. It was very short but it was challenging. I have a very busy day today so I could only spare 10 minutes. I went on youtube and searched for a short workout. this one was called...  Read more

Swimming at the gym for the first time and NERVOUS
Updated 7/15/2014 8:51:48 PM

Alrighty, so I just joined a gym for the first time in my life and today I will be using the pool for the first time. I used to be on swim team in high school, but that was 6 years and 40 pounds ago when I was actually fit lol. I'm SUPER NERVOUS abou...  Read more

workout partner in hudson falls ny
Updated 7/15/2014 2:29:58 PM

hello there people i am looking for someone that can work with me on the workout thing. i have a hard time motivating myself to do this alone but i know with a workout partner it can be done plus it is nice to have someone there with you to help...  Read more

Having trouble squeezing in my workout!
Updated 7/18/2014 1:45:11 PM

I've been going to the gym since November and have recently started tracking my diet to help lose weight. Lately, though, I feel like I just don't have enough hours in the day! I work full time, have three kids, and take courses to try to finish my...  Read more

Question for Coach: Swimming 3X week
Updated 7/12/2014 1:50:09 PM

I swam 3X this week (90+ minutes each time) and yet, I show no weight loss. I stayed within the 1200 /1400 calories range, too. Now, on Tuesday, my hubby ordered pizza. I ate about 1/2 of one pizza over two days. Am I holding sodium? Jus...  Read more

walk walk

i cant do my usual swimming workout this week, so i will be walking at the fair!...  Read more

Breaking Down Something Big Into Something Smaller Baby Steps

This could be under motivation as well since the process could be used in any area of your life. I am breaking down the the traing workouts for the sprnt triathalong I am trainig for into baby steps. The are 14 weeks to go each week I need 2 runnin...  Read more

Dance Dance Revolution

For those of us that love the game and realize that it's a great workout as well =)...  Read more

Habits of Fit People: Mix It Up!

You want to be a fit person, right? Now that I've made fitness a habit in my life, I'm sharing my own secrets to keeping fit and staying healthy in the ongoing Habits of Fit People series. Here's one that works for me: Mixing up your workout routine....  Read more

What You Need to Know about Kids' Food Allergies

A round-up of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories of the week. CDC sets food allergy guidelines for schools For the first time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are providing schools with guidelines on how to deal with...  Read more

Swimming Workouts!

I'm doing one of these tonight! Warm-up 300 Freestyle 200 Kick 100 pull No break except to put fins on Main Set 5 x 100 freestyle 1:30 to 2:00 minutes depending on fitness level Kick Set 1 x 100 fly kick 1 x 100 back kick...  Read more