Cr@p Swimmers R Us

Swimming Support Thread

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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

21/11/2013 at 19:12


I had my 1 - 1 on Monday night and drove home in agony with a bloated stomach on account of drinking so much pool water I don't think i'm quite there yet - but better than i was apparently

Do i get points for effort though?

My nose is raw from chlorine burn. I'm either bunged up, running or sneezing.

21/11/2013 at 21:30
Ghostess - a lot of people here use Beconase spray before a swim to prevent that bunged up/sneezing feeling

Week 4 for me. 3x 25m full stroke off 15 secs rest for 30 mins, then 2x 25m with pull buoy off 10 secs rest for remaining 30 mins
21/11/2013 at 21:52

12 months I've been lurking and never seen mention of this Beconase  Should I try this over the nose clip that I've been considering?

21/11/2013 at 22:16

It's quite a common problem and common solution .  It's a nasal spray that you squirt up your snozzer approx 10 mins before you start swimming. I guess it's an anti-allergy thing (similar to hay fever remedies)

i used to suffer terribly with post-swim sneezing, but this has solved it for me

Edited: 21/11/2013 at 22:18
23/11/2013 at 19:28

Slightly less cr@p swimmer reporting in

I got promoted out of the special needs lane and even had to be put up to 1st swimmer in lane on account of whooping the boys.

My rotation felt over exagerated but it did the trick and i never got told off for lifting my head once - but i did resort to single sided breathing.

I am a happy bunny.

23/11/2013 at 19:38
Ghostess - I tend to breathe one-sided in training. What I try to do is swim one length breathing to the left, then the next breathing to the right. Don't get hung up on the number of breaths between strokes; that can and will change as your fitness and technique improve
23/11/2013 at 19:58

Thanks Schmunks, that sounds like a plan.

i feel a right muppet, still grinning when I think about how "easy" it felt. I realise it was beginners technique, but still 

23/11/2013 at 20:05
As has been said many times, we will swim length after length feeling as if we are not making progress, then one day something will click. Remember this feeling for when you next feel your progress has plateau'd and keep going til the next breakthrough
26/11/2013 at 10:12

Yippee I have  an informal coaching session with a friend who was a hopeful for the Olympics in his teens. Hoping to get some good tips.

26/11/2013 at 11:43

This morning there was a chap with what I assumed was a personal trainer, I eavesdropped on most of his lesson and pretty much tried to keep up with his sprints, I thought I was pretty discrete and had a good work out until the lady who was instructing him said good workout to me on my way out, I laughed and apologised she laughed too.......I think

26/11/2013 at 20:48

Great coached session today, apparently I need to work on my kick as if I kicked alone I would move backwards no wonder i find swimming so hard my leg are trying to go in the opposite way to my arms.. ...

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
29/11/2013 at 06:36

Molly - this week's tri club session:

800m warmup - 200m each crawl/ back/breast/crawl

10 x 100m

400m alternating fist and fingertips drills

10 x 100m

400m cooldown any stroke(s)

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