Sunday, June 10, 2007

Help with Swimming

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Well, I am really enjoying the spirit of cross training. With the heat of summer now full upon us here in Florida, I got in some swimming yesterday and today. After 15 min, I am really beat. Not to mention that the motion of swimming doesn't seem very natural for me yet.

I could use any and all advice about swimming: correct motion, what to do with my feet, how to breathe, basic equipment, etc.

Perhaps I can extend the swimming to closer to 30 min if I work at it.

1 comment:

ShirleyPerly said...

Unfortunately, I have to say that I agree ... swimming is completely unnatural!

I was the same way initially, exhausted after swimming only about 10-15 minutes. The only way I've been able to improve is to take lessons. The first thing I learned is balance and comfort in the water which made all the difference (no hands and very little kicking involved, breathe by simply rolling the body). From there you go on to add the things required for propulsion. Check out There's a TI instructor right here in the UCF area that I can hook you up with if you want.