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 Post subject: Re: swimming
PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:28 am 
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I love it when butterfly kicks in. It's my favorite stroke, but I'm not often strong to do more than 8-10 of it at a time. Maybe once I managed a full 50m swim? Anyway, the last time we were at my favoritest ever lake (2 weeks ago; just before I sliced my foot which is still recovering...) I did such deliciously full/high butterfly strokes. I love how strong it makes me feel, and how the water glides over my skin.

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 Post subject: Re: swimming
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 5:21 am 
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I've never actually learned the butterfly but I tried it once for a few laps. I felt like i was drowning! And it was really obvious that my right arm is stronger than my left. I wish I could do it!


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 Post subject: Re: swimming
PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2014 8:24 am 
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I did one length on butterfly in high school once. It was awesome! Everything just fell into place and I thought I'd finally learned how to do it. Then I turned around at the wall and it was gone.

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 Post subject: Re: swimming
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:30 am 
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Hi swimmers! How's everyone?
I feel like a legit swimmer finally because I've just worn through my first sport swimsuit! I'm back at the pool twice a week now that summer is over. It's great but I can tell I've lost some fitness.


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 Post subject: Re: swimming
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:01 pm 
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Thread resurrection!

I've rediscovered my deep love of water in the last couple of years, and am now living in an apartment with several pools. I've been going 5-6 days a week for the last two months, and finally realized that this is my happy place, and somewhere I will actually *want* to exercise. I've been able to swim (as in the not-drowning, get from point A to point B, no form whatsoever kind) for most of my life, but I've never taken a lesson.

I've been watching youtube tutorials on form and breathing, and have been able to pick a couple of things up, but the breathing has got me completely stumped. I think I'm in the correct position, but every time I lift the side of my head out of the water to take a breath, a sheet of water falls into my mouth and tries to drown me. I'm clearly doing something wrong, and it's bugging the hell out of me that I don't know how to fix it. I think I'm just going to suck it up and take some lessons soon.

Question: would I be required to have a specific type of suit, even if it's just a few lessons? I've just been swimming in my two-piece, since it's the best fitting suit I've ever had.

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 Post subject: Re: swimming
PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:13 pm 
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Two of my tri coaches give swimming lessons both at a private gym and public pool. Both pools require a bathing suit (versus swimming in clothes, which I guess is something people do) but not a particular type of suit. Some of my teammates do team swims in two pieces (athletic style, not like string bikinis, but two pieces nonetheless.)

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 Post subject: Re: swimming
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:56 am 
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Are there any open water / sea water swimmers here? I have new goggles which I have only used in the fjord (uhh....sound in English, so slightly salty) and after 3 weeks they are already fogging up badly. I wash them with fresh water as soon as I'm home, and let them air dry. Is there anything else I should(n't) do to them? They're Speedo racers and I'm at a complete loss.

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 Post subject: Re: swimming
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:10 am 
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I didn't know we had a swimming thread. I'm starting (private) swimming lessons on Tuesday. I can swim recreationally, but don't know proper form. I'm hoping I can find somewhere to swim (the lessons are from a company that just does lessons and uses a Catholic School pool) and that it will help my back.

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 Post subject: Re: swimming
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:08 pm 
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I joined a new gym, they don't open for a month or so but they have indoor and outdoor swimming pools (outdoor is summer only so not this year).

LW, do you have a pool rec center somewhere near you? Our county operates multiple swimming pools and the fees are pretty reasonable.

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 Post subject: Re: swimming
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:33 pm 
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No, unfortunately. And sadly the marine base doesn't have one. There are a few chain gyms.

The county I work in charges $800/year!! Or $10 day passes.

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