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Any regular swimmers?

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aristocat Fri 23-Dec-11 01:07:52

Hello,I swim 3 or 4 times a week doing usually 30 lengths each day and wondered if there are any fellow swimmers out there?

Cristiane Tue 10-Jan-12 16:27:35

Thanks for the tips on the interval training - I will try that. I wish there was a couch to 5k version for swimming... I could listen to it on my aquabeat. Although clearly couldn't manage the 5k. Am tempted to sign up for the swimathon though, great idea to get motivated.

aristocat Tue 10-Jan-12 19:06:57

::waves back to Lola(my fellow book-worm)::
Wow, what alot of swimmers we have. Personally I am enjoying it more than ever ...... however the Pool was crazy yesterday, too many swimmers in the lanes sigh

TheGoddessBlossom Tue 10-Jan-12 19:20:31

Hi all. I am a keen swimmer but don't go as much as I go to the gym. When I do go I do about 50 lengths - 20 front crawl, 10 arms, 10 legs, 5 breaststroke, 5 srpint FC. I do love it, and have swum all my life since being in a swimming club as a kid. I also do the swim part of triathlons in a team once a yearish.

I bought an aquabeat about 3 years ago and don't use it now as the sound quality is rubbish, Is it better now? Can I bring myself to spend another £70 on a newer model?

posey Tue 10-Jan-12 19:29:43

Well now got 3 swims done (fri/sat/tues) and have been surprised how quiet the pool has been. Thought it would be busy with new year resolution swimmers but there seem to be even less than normal. Not that I'm complaining mind smile
First session back on Friday was hardish, but by today finding it much less of a struggle and rather enjoying it again!

aristocat Mon 16-Jan-12 14:05:38

posey My pool is usually quiet at lunchtime, v busy at 9ish.

I think I am going crazy too, I have upped my L to 40 last week and today I lost count blush so unsure whether I had swam 20 or 30. So I did 20 more and probably did 50 .......
I tried to do backstroke again today, but the dizziness is still there so I am just doing all breaststroke. Have had an MRI in Dec about my dizzy spells and still waiting for the results ::crosses fingers::

Cristiane Wed 18-Jan-12 16:07:23

Been off with norovirus etc

Ventured back in the pool yesterday - and tried my aquabeat for the first time

WOW! It was brilliant. 35 mins just flew by, love love love it. I went faster and much more out of breath than per Christmas. Really pleased. Legs like jelly on way back o the office though.

Did the interval training as suggested, it seems to work v well, sleepwhenidie, thanks for that tip

Cristiane Wed 18-Jan-12 16:08:17

goddess maybe the headphones on the aquabeat have improved?

slug Wed 18-Jan-12 16:27:42

Checking in.

I'm a regular lunchtime swimmer. I try to put in 1 Km a session and aim for 5 a week, but work commitments mean it's usually more like 4.

I use these for added water resistance. After 3 months of regular use my body size is the same, but I dropped on back size in my bra fitting. They are just the thing for the bingo wings.

TheGoddessBlossom Wed 18-Jan-12 16:36:01

Right well I am going to have to swim alot more now as I am doing the swim part of the shock absorber triathlon in June. Did it last year but would like to be nearer the front this year! grin

Piffpaffpoff Thu 19-Jan-12 23:02:49

Hello, can I join in? I'm just back from my first proper swim for ages (our local pool has been closed for refurb for about 3y). I did 50 x 25m, mostly breaststroke but a few front crawl. Pleasantly surprised actually, I managed that quite easily and I could have kept going but I had to be back home by a specific time.

I desperately need to tone up, lose some weight and get fitter. I do mountain biking and a bit of very slow running but am hoping swimming will help my upper body. So I'm aiming to go twice a week and 50 or 60 lengths a time.

I'll be interested to see how my arms/shoulders are tomorrow. They are feeling a bit stiff already so tomorrow should be interesting!!

Cristiane Fri 20-Jan-12 10:07:37

I think I may need to get some of those swimming paddles that you linked to above - I like the idea of toning my upper arms.

I tried putting a curvy float between my legs and swimming just using my arms but I don't think I did it right, it wasn't THAT hard... confused

Welcome, piffpaffpoff

aristocat Fri 20-Jan-12 13:43:09

Hi ladies ..... I am currently flopped on the sofa blush I have done 40L this week x 4 days and feel like a fish! Hope everyone has a great weekend smile

tyler80 Fri 20-Jan-12 14:11:04

I'm contemplating rejoining my old masters swim club. I gave up when we moved house as it was a bit further to travel and too much else to do. I'd hoped to find a club a bit closer but not managed yet.

I find I get a much better workout at coached sessions than trying to do my own thing in a public session

aristocat Wed 01-Feb-12 17:54:42

hello, hope we are all OK

aristocat Mon 05-Mar-12 23:31:54

Hi ladies, are we still swimming?

I currently swim 40L - my goal is to swim a mile but I have only recently upped to the 40 so it might take a few more months before that target smile

Still go 3 or 4 times a week ......

becclestown Sat 10-Mar-12 13:28:30

Hello! I'm watching the swimming on tv so felt inspired to go swimming on Mumsnet. I'm doing the Great North Swim 2 miler this year, so trying to swim more! Am adamant breaststroke-only but need to improve speed & stamina! Any top tips? Going to check out the paddle thingys.

becclestown Sat 10-Mar-12 13:32:15

Trying to do 30+l of 50m pool 3 times weekly. Not quite there due to laziness baby DC2, but will be unemployed soon so will have more motivation to leave house in evening...

<polishes silver lining>

aristocat Sat 10-Mar-12 15:48:46

Hi beccles envy at your 50m pool. mine is only a 25m, i believe your speed and stamina will just improve with every swim. Those on TV make it all seem so effortless, dont they? Yet I am exhausted after my swims and I have been doing this almost 2 yrs now ....

MonsterBookOfTysons Sat 10-Mar-12 15:50:42

Hi can I join, I was just thinking of starting a 'where are all the swimmers thread' grin
I go swimming at a 30m pool. 3-4 times a week swimming 50+ lengths each time.
I love it! smile

aristocat Thu 26-Apr-12 14:45:04

Hi ladies ..... are we all swimming smile

It was fantastic today and there were only myself and a lady with DD in the whole pool to start with. Had the lane to myself!

pebbles77 Sun 29-Apr-12 17:52:02

I've just started. Have been on hols and swam for 40 mins every night after kids went down and joined a gym today with a 50m pool. I'm signed up to do the swim leg of a half ironman in sept - 1.9km.

I'm hoping to swim 3x a week. Tomorrow will be my first day and I just can't wait to see how I do and how much work I need to do to get my fitness up to scratch.

Am definitely going to invest in an mp3 player cos i do think it's boredom that stops me rather than not being able to keep going

Keep swimming everyone. Am so glad that I found this thread - very motivational

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BestIsWest Sun 29-Apr-12 20:17:48

Hi, I was a regular swimmer up until 18 months ago, doing 60x25 crawl 2 or 3 times a week, did the Swimathon 2 years ago with a friend, each doing 100m. I used to love it but over time developed an allergy to chlorine. I'd start sneezing within 5 mins of leaving the pool and by the next day I'd feel as if I had a full blown cold. I did try nose clips but didn't really like them. Anyone else had this and got any tips?

youarekidding Sun 29-Apr-12 20:26:34

Hello, I only manage once a week due to time, work, DS etc! I get half hour in the pool an usually do 30-35 lengths which takes about 20 minutes and then have a chilled swim for 10 minutes.

I usually do 2xFC, 2xBrS, 2xBaS 4XFC, 2XBrS and repeat it.

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