Ok, I'll check for programs. I do find it odd that there is so much material online for running programs and so little for swimming ones. It's not like I need basic swimming lessons, but information on how best to train to improve speed and endurance. Perhaps once I take some classes and get some training in, I'll post a Couch-to-5K equivalent for swimmers getting back into it. :-)
I would like to add swimming to my fitness activities. I have access to a nice, Olympic-sized pool at university, and I figure I should actually make use of it! I have always been a pretty good swimmer in the past (as a kid). I swam on vacations, did all the life saving courses, and even swam a bit for Tetrathlon. But I haven't swam in quite a while (I mean lengths) and I've never really learned how do a training swim.
Right now it would take a lot to build up my cardiovascular fitness to be able to swim lengths continuously for any period of time at all. I think I can swim like 3 lengths before needing a rest. How should I approach this? How can I build up a good base?