Weight Loss Support - Any swimmers out there?

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07-03-2006, 04:07 PM

So I have decided to get back into swimming. I used to swim in High school, and loved the workout I used to get from it....that was a while ago (7 years!)...

anyone want to start some sort of challenge? I wold love to have some fun with this ;)

07-03-2006, 04:42 PM
I swim 2 or 3 times a week for at least an hour. I use my treadmill on most days that I don't swim. Both are great for me. I am always up for an exercise challenge.

07-03-2006, 11:16 PM
I swam competitively in high school too (20 years ago!!) and loved it. Just recently I've started incorporating swimming into my exercise routine. My gym just opened a new location that has an olympic sized, indoor pool and I can't wait to use it. I would definately be up for a challenge of some sort.

07-04-2006, 02:02 AM
I'm not a very good swimmer, so I've not been in the pool much. But a few months ago, I started doing aqua aerobics. It's a lot of fun and it has really helped me tone up, especially in my legs.

07-04-2006, 12:19 PM
yeah I havent swam any lenght type stuff in 7 years...so I imagin I won't be doing anything strenuous at first...maybe alturnate between a harder stroke and an easy one...but I want to do at least a half hour in the pool to start even if it is just easy strokes...

07-04-2006, 11:07 PM
Are you thinking of distance or time?
I also swam in high school - 40 years ago! I'm up to .5 mile, 3 times a week


07-05-2006, 01:27 PM
Hey ladies, Right now I am thinking time...I swam today, did ok, my arms got tired and "burny" the first few laps and I ended up doing "50's" then resting for 30 seconds...I think I swam for 25 mins...which is amazing for my first time back in 7 years!!!

so I am not sure how to work this since a few of us can do longer swims than others...any ideas???

07-05-2006, 01:37 PM
My challenge is getting into the pool. Im so conscious of what I look like, but so want to go swimming. I think I'm just going to have to ttake that gulp and go for it. Any tips to help me. Lol, help me in and ill take part in the challenge :P