Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Swimming Support Thread

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03/11/2013 at 15:59

just getting someone to film you with a mobile phone would show you that, without you needing an expensive session. However, I think most pools don't allow filming - but maybe at your tri club session it would be ok so long as there isn't any general public, specially kids, in the pool

04/11/2013 at 17:09

BI/Gazhilla thanks for posting what you do swimwise. It really helps me as I'm on my own and wouldn't have a clue what to do. All I've been told is that the worst thing you can do is plough up and down swimming blandly and I'd find it very boring too.

Off to the pool in the morning - and quite looking forward to it (never thought I'd say that)

Ghostess - I don't like the idea of you having your head held at all. That would have definitely knocked my confidence. It will come and don't let her put you off 

07/11/2013 at 18:28

Molly, here's this Tuesday's session:

400m warmup

4 x 200m - 200 fast/200 with1 sprint in each length/ 200 with 2 sprints per length/200 fast

400 with pull bouy, 2 right arm strokes/2 left arm strokes, repeat

4 x 200m fast

400 long 3 (glide long on 3rd stroke plus 6 leg kicks)

8 x 50m fast

800m cooldown, change stroke every 3rd length.

Total 3600m

They are not my sessions Ghostess, they are devised by our fiendish tri coach!

Edited: 07/11/2013 at 18:29
Duda the Mutineer    pirate
09/11/2013 at 09:19

I went for  a swimm session with on old  friend and great swimmer today. Sometimes its the most obvious things that we miss. My freind observed that I only ever get into bother when I try to breath on my left side. This is due to a very old shoulder injury that severly restricts my movement of that shoulder.

So I said to him knew about it but did not know how to overcome it. His answer was simple, don't breath on the left side. Simples , 6 lenghts of uninteruped crawl breathing only on my right side.

This has made my day.


09/11/2013 at 12:00

See, sometimes things are simple, people tend to overthink things and panic. Well done - onwards and upwards (well, not actually upwards!)

09/11/2013 at 13:48
Dadu Fab news!
No swimming for me until tues as doing a marathon tomorrow, can't wait to get back in the pool!
10/11/2013 at 19:25

Sunday swim - did 2000m to hubby's 2400m, well, he's always faster than me anyway! Quite crowded today but it's not really a problem because the last two lanes are reserved for "sports swimmers", everyone in there knows to swim up one lane and back down the next - if not they soon get told!

Blisters    pirate
10/11/2013 at 20:26

No swim for me today, and none for at least another week.


I took a big face plant when cycling yesterday. It's a bit of a mess. It will get better, and with a bit of dental surgery I'll even get to eat proper sized mouthfuls. I'll catch up later.

10/11/2013 at 21:29
Hi Blisters (we met at Challenge Henley). Really sorry to hear that you have had what sounds like a nasty crash. Take care fella...I hope you get fixed up soon. Best wishes, Dan
10/11/2013 at 21:36

Ouch Blisters that sounds nasty. Hope you get fixed up ASAP!

11/11/2013 at 11:28

Ghostess - thanks, very windy yesterday but finished and got my beautiful glass medal 

Blisters - what happened? look after yourself (())

BI - great swim in the speedy lanes 

I'm going in the morning...and I'll be wearing my "robe cum dressing gown" for the first time. It's freezing when I get out of the pool and I have to walk past the spinning room with the doors open and I get an icy blast so being a wuss I've got a "robe"

Duda the Mutineer    pirate
11/11/2013 at 11:52

Thanks for the words of support. I have really started to look forward to my swim sessions now.

11/11/2013 at 20:47

ouch  blisters hope you are ok

molly - well done yesterday

12/11/2013 at 21:02

Get well Blisters.

Molly, here's tonights sesh:

600m warmup - 200m crawl/1 each breaststroke and backstroke/200m crawl

400m: 50m 2 left arm/2 right arm strokes, 50m fists, repeat.

400m breathing drill - every 2, 3, 4, changing every 50m

4 x 50m with 1 sprint in each

4 x 100m with 2 sprints each 100m

4 x 200m fast

800m cooldown, change stroke every 3rd 50m

Edited: 12/11/2013 at 21:03
17/11/2013 at 13:17


Forgot to post the last tri club session so here it is:

(All freestyle except cooldown)

400m warmup

4 x 200m - 1st fast/2nd 1 sprint in each 50m/3rd 2 sprints in each 50m/4th fast

400m with pull bouy, 2 right arm strokes/2 left arm strokes, repeat

4 x 100m fast

400m long 3, 6 leg kicks on each glide

8 x 50m fast

800m cooldown - changing stroke every 3rd 50m

Total 3600m

17/11/2013 at 14:01

Well, I am coming out of hiding (again)

I have now done three consecutive weeks of swim training which is a PB for me as I easily get distracted by other things in my life and swimming is the first thing I knock on the head

Well, I have signed up for a swim challenge in March and have given myself a gold goal and a silver goal.  If I have to decide on a bronze goal, then I obviously don't want this enough

I am now also doing swimfit sessions ( to get a bit more stamina and I need to be told what to do rather than try to create my own swim sets

17/11/2013 at 20:15

I was gonna ask about the swimfit sessions, what are they like? are they any good? .....what are they?lol

9Iron    pirate
17/11/2013 at 20:50

i do swim fit once a week, and it is a good workout with a little bit of help from the instructor (only cause she taught me how to swin in Feb this year and prob feels sorry for me!) I do another swim on my own, but that is drills and then swim as far as i can till the end of the sesh. The swim fit is the better workout, and is knackering!

Blisters    pirate
17/11/2013 at 22:15

Good evening your Fairyness.

Swimble training, for the first time since my smack down. It was nice to get a chance to do something and clearly I need to do more. Tonight's focus was on technique. Totally. Some drills, that the main set was simple: 200m with 20s rest all at a medium pace.

Stitches come out tomorrow.

18/11/2013 at 06:14

Blisters, I thought swimming wasn't allowed as long as stitches are in - I was told to keep out of the pool until the stitches were removed after my op.

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