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6/20/11 12:23 P

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Have you tried looking at www.swimplan.com ? Someone suggested it as it offers free swimming workouts. I've already got 2 printed out and they really seem to change things up.

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5/5/11 7:40 P

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Open water swimming is a bit different than in a pool. Are you doing it in a lake, river or the ocean? It will make a bit of a difference.

I would try to work up to doing about 2500yds (about 2300m) for each swim because you are going to have to work against waves, currents, tides, etc. Here are a couple good videos to watch.

This one is on breathing, it is a little different in open water because of the chop.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB_-1sXrYeE&
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This one is about sighting. It will help you be able to see where you are going while in open water.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0-lP3exIfc

Hope that helps!

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4/18/11 1:00 P

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If you're already swimming 1 mile a day, then continuing what you're doing, reducing the stroke counts per lap. Thanks, Jason.

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4/18/11 9:51 A

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I am a novice swimmer; I started swimming to lose weight (220 lbs over the last 8 years, 65 lbs in the last 4 months) but am now interested in challenging myself. I am getting myself ready for my first open-water swim of 1 mile.

Can anyone give me advice on workouts I can do in the pool to prepare for a 1 mile swim? I have been just swimming about a mile a day, 4-5 days a week. I am looking for more specific types of workouts, other than just getting in the pool and swimming at my normal, comfortable pace.

Thanks in advance for any advice!

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