OW Swimming Help

Anyone know of a lake with a line on the bottom?

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05/05/2012 at 22:54

Thorpe has 3 trees dustboy and the bacon butties   I find myself sighting occasionally in a pool when I know exactly where I'm going

You could also try closing your eyes when you are in a pool if you don't have too many people in a lane with you as it gets you used to not being able to see when in open water.

I don't mind the fish it's the swans that look at you as an intruder that get me.

Dustboy    pirate
06/05/2012 at 11:28

Bloke at Thorpe got attacked by a swan last year. Mind you, apparently he swam straight at the swan and her brood and made no attempt to get out of the way. Old boy I seem to recall, swan was on his back the lot, hasn't been back. Bloke that is, not the swan. Must admit, I did question what use a pair of binoculars are on a landing stage, looking at what is going wrong half a mile away when you have no canoe out....?

seren nos    pirate
06/05/2012 at 16:43

very silly bloke to underestimate a mother with babies........of any animal or bird........those hormones are in abundance at that time for a reason.........

sometimes in the sea it can be hard to sight as there is not always anything on the horizon and the waves can hide your view.....but on most lakes you can find something to site on

my problem is i start enjoying swimming outdoors so much i go into daydream mode and close eyes and forget to site............and then i find i'm either hitting my hand on shallow ground or being hit by a canoeist telling me i'm off course

Dustboy    pirate
06/05/2012 at 18:36

LOL Seren. When I go into daydream mode, I get my breathing wrong and end up with a gob full.

seren nos    pirate
06/05/2012 at 19:15

i get a gobfull each stroke anyway...........

07/05/2012 at 11:49

I'm with Seren - total dream state!  Gazing at the views.... enojying it all....humming baa baa black sheep if the monster thoughts come! Total concentration failure!

The only thing which keep me focused in OW is the amusement that reaches me when I realise that I am one minute 2 feet off the bottom of the sea and the next 2 metres and the race I swam where it was 5 foot waves and I just settled into the total madness of it.  Ironically I posted a seconds faster time in a rolling lake ( most people did 5 mins more that normal) than in a flat river a few weeks before.

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