Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Swimming Support Thread

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12/11/2004 at 20:17
Basically, most people dont realise that the power in swimming comes from an effective hip snap.It has two wings which provide resistance until the hips have rotated enough.Teaches feel for the water and makes you twist sufficently.

Makes you look like an alien or a jet fighter, but hey, if it makes you swim faster...!!
14/11/2004 at 09:29
Hmm.According to the back of the new cataogue, they have finally got around to creating a website.However, on further inspection, its not up and running yet...

How very anomalous in this day and age for such a big enterprise not to have a website.
20/11/2004 at 08:58
**UPDATE**

Morning.Just checked to see whats going on at swimshop, and it seems they are indeed in the process of sticking a site together.

Be very very excited!

Swimshop's new website should be up and running soon, I hope!

They have soooo much good stuff!
20/11/2004 at 17:51
What's happened to the other carp swimmers? Quimby, Smitch, Gavo etc??

I'm going to have another go tomorrow :o)
20/11/2004 at 17:58
Maybe they got better!

:)


Or maybe they were so cr@p they drowned!

:(
20/11/2004 at 18:12
Have been too busy this week but will attempt another splash or 2 this week.

Will look at that site later - cheers dd
21/11/2004 at 22:29
Dan Dan,

Just thought I'd update you as to my progress from my swimming lessons, being as this thread seems to be a bit on the quiet side recently.

I'm now able to swim a max. of 15 lengths (20 metre), not non-stop though. I alternate between breaststroke, backstroke & frontcrawl. However, I'm still finding that I seem to run out of energy after 1 or 2 lengths. I guess that's due to the inefficency of my stroke actions though.

I've recently had to have a 1 week lay off because of an ear infection, and amazingly I found that I really missed the swimming!

Astounding really, when you consider that until 8 months ago, even the thought of getting into a pool terrified me!!

By the end of the year I hope to have enough confidence & courage to venture into a deeper pool & begin to learn how to tread water.

I shall, via this thread, keep you posted on my progress with this, as all your advice to me thus far has been very helpful, & for that I thank you very much.

TTT.
22/11/2004 at 09:37
Have lapsed, swimming-wise. It's a lot more difficult to force myself out for a swim at lunchtime when it's all cold out there and all warm in here. :-(
22/11/2004 at 09:48
Know the feeling - I decided to stay in the warm yesterday!
22/11/2004 at 10:16
Morning! i am still a cr@p swimmer! Did 32 lengths friday though, it took about 25-30 mins (didn't time it) closer to 25 I think.
Today I did 20 lengths and struggled to breathe, don't quite know why but think I am anaemic and feel really wishy washy so maybe thats why.

Anyway, I now swim with goggles and cap and head goes under on every other stroke, still doing breastroke though. I am getting better but not tried front crawl yet!
22/11/2004 at 22:19
anyone suggest where i can find about swim times ?
just wondering what is a reasonable time for distances for a fitness swimmer ..i know my 15 min mile plodding is slow but wonder how 1200m in around 20-25 mins compares ?
22/11/2004 at 23:49
Feck me! get off this thread...I'd need to be behind a speedboat to do that time.

Seriously though, that's a pretty good time. why not look at the race results in 220.....
23/11/2004 at 11:34
Take off the last zero Buney and that's about level with my time on a good day.
23/11/2004 at 12:46
Ruddy heck Buney!!

I think 1500m in 20 mins is pretty good, and you're not that far off that
23/11/2004 at 13:21
I haven't drowned! But that's coz I haven't been for a swim for a while ... (ahem).

32 lengths does not sound like a cr@p swimmer to me Wabo, I'd be well chuffed with that!

I do have some goggles now, so I can bear to put my head in the water, that's a start I suppose ... It's the breathing that gets me!
23/11/2004 at 13:44
It's overrated Tiger. I wouldn't bother if I were you.
23/11/2004 at 14:08
Ta tiger bit trust me this is the place for me! Buney on the other hand????? she does twice the distance as me in same time!
I did 20 lengths monday morning and really struggled. Couldn't breathe and was so tired, goggles misted up! No tiger beeeeeeeelieve me I am cr@p!!!
23/11/2004 at 17:29
..its only a 15 m pool tho and i do it in sets of 300m (20 lengths) and i suspect that makes it much easier ...id probably drown in 25 m pool !!
but ta for the encouragement ..hoping it might help me get fit enough to start running better again in the spring
23/11/2004 at 17:31
i struggle plodding 5k in less than 45mins now tho!

elephant on land ..seal in the water ...knew all that body fat was good for something
23/11/2004 at 23:10
Did another 600m tonight. Think I was helped by going behind some slower swimmers as it didn't tire me out as other sessions have. Technique still crap but pace not too bad (or maybe everyone there tonight was a swimming plodder) & leg injuries didn't hurt.

Not brave enough to attempt the crawl yet.
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