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SHOAPIE's Photo SHOAPIE Posts: 24,271
8/23/18 12:24 P

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Start slow and increase as it becomes easier. Will take time tho.



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MISSROBYN1 Posts: 22
8/23/18 12:17 P

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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. :-)

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8/23/18 8:56 A

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If your pool doesn't have classes you might want to ask the lifeguards. They might have advice. Or check out your local YMCA.

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8/23/18 8:13 A

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Does the facility offer any kind of classes/training programs? Lots of times you can get into a program that will at least get you started.

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MISSROBYN1 Posts: 22
8/23/18 7:59 A

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Hi there,

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?

Thanks!

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