Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Swimming Support Thread

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GH0ST    pirate
09/11/2013 at 14:55

Nice one Dadu

See that's my problem BI - i actually go upwards (my head anyway).

Good luck tomorrow Molly. I'm just psyching myself up for tonight's technique session. Fingers crossed.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
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

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
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
GH0ST    pirate
17/11/2013 at 12:27

I think i actually got it at the end of our technique session this morning!

Zip drills helped me rotate and get my shoulder and face (not head) out of the water.

I have booked a 1 to 1 session tomorrow so fingers crossed we're on our way


Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
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

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.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
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.

Blisters    pirate
18/11/2013 at 10:26

The internal, soluble ones came out of their own accord as the week progressed. I think I've already pulled one nylon one out by scritchy scratching. Actually, I'm amazed how quickly it's all healed up. Manning up and using Surgical Spirit as aftershave clearly helped keep nasty bugs and infections away.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
19/11/2013 at 21:31

Tonight's  tri club swim:

400m warmup

10 x 50m (25 easy/25 fast)

400m fist drills

6 x100m fast

800m (25m fast/75m easy)

2 x 200m steady

400m cooldown - back/breast/dolphin kick/crawl

Total 3500m

20/11/2013 at 12:01

Blisters - great to hear you're on the mend

BI - thanks again for your sessions, you've no idea how my swimming is now "less boring" with a plan to follow

Ghostess - yeah great news! How did your 1-1 go?

pop-Up - ooh I've never heard of swimfit. Good luck with your swim challenge

I had a complete week off from all types of sport as I was tired after my marathon, my cholesterol was high (post-mara pig out) and my blood pressure was high. I feel so much better for the rest and went swimming yesterday. I felt to be whizzing down the pool (but I know jolly well I wasn't!!)

20/11/2013 at 12:43

justplodon - re swimfit.  The best thig I can suggest is your take a look around the website and then pop back here is you have any specific queries

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