Dave R 1k in 40 minutes...still in the slow lane
No time, no distance. Just swim!
If like me you're not the strongest swimmer and seem to find every excuse under the sun not to go, this is the challenge for you!
This challenge is not about time or distance it's simply about encouraging you to get back into (or even start) swimming!
Swimming is fantastic exercise and is very low impact so its great for recovery.
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- No time, no distance. Just swim!
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“This year I restarted regular swim sessions after 10 years of no swim training whatsoever, just the casual recreational swim. Worth it. Not only is it a great workout on its own but it's also great for cross-training. ”
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Dave R 1 mile in 1:04:15 - still slow but steady. Keeping the challenge going as I don't feel I'm really "back into" swimming yet.
Tamara A Finally got my butt to the pool after 2 years, felt amazing! 2200m in 58 minutes...by far not my best, but it IS a start! : )
At the risk of sounding like Captain Obvious, get in the pool and swim. It really is about being comfortable in that environment.Swim the required distance as often as you possibly can, leaving sufficient time for re...
Nick obviously anytime in the water is going to benefit you greatly. My question is have you talk to a Seal Recruiter and asked him these same questions? Since you are in college I am assuming that you are going to...
has some good recommendations and OUTSIDE the pool start practicing holding your breath. You should aim to be able to hold your breath easily for 1 minute while actively doing something like a Rubics cube. DO NOT do...
Tamara A answered the question I am training to become a U.S. Navy SEAL and a huge portion is underwater comfort and ability to perform tasks. I was wondering if anyone had any tips on where to start?
What is your present swimming level, do you know all the strokes are you a competent swimmer?
The minimum requirement is to swim 500 yards in 12:30 min. with the combat swimmer stroke (side stroke). I want to blow that out of the water (pun intended)
Carole M I hate the process of cramped changing rooms and busy public pools but today was blissfully quiet :-) It reminded me that swimming can be an enjoyable experience!!
Christine H Just got back in the pool this last week, I feel so good! I have a knee injury and this is the best exercise!
Duane S I started a swimming class at school. Finally learned how to do it properly, but still working on the breathing during the crawl stroke.
Chantelle A Swam 0.73 km today. Previous swim was in July, that's just dreadful. I'm definitely going to set this as my own personal goal to swim once a week up until Christmas!
Fitfully Me * I started this personal challenge last week and just thought to look for one on here. My goal is simply to get better at swimming. The only way to achieve this is to swim more... For the next 6 weeks, at least once a week, I will go swimming. (some weeks will be twice)
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Tammy S First time swimming in years. Did 550 meters. I may be slow but I did it and I enjoyed it. :) Setting a personal goal of doing it at least once a week.
Mary D I've got back into the swimming habit recently - 20 lengths twice a week. Since alternating gym with swim I can now manage 30 lengths (and did so today :-)) and suspect I can push that a bit further. Will aim for 35 lengths on Tuesday.
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Justine P answered the question Does anyone have any tips on getting water out of your ears?
Tilt your head to one side and put about a capful of rubbing alcohol in your ear. Let it sit for a few seconds then tilt your head the other way and dump out the alcohol. I swam in high school and would do this after...
Why not ask for some advice from other Challenge takers, or read some of the Challenge guides first?OK, I'll keep working at it!