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Old Mon, Nov-26-18, 23:06
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Default Anyone swim?

Just curious. I need to step up my swimming. A little frustrated because losing weight makes swimming harder .

I am always at the pool because I work in aquatics but I've been slacking.
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Old Tue, Nov-27-18, 08:45
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Long ago i was in the pool 5-6 days a week. With the extra weight now, swimming feels weird. I did look for a good suit for this middle aged post baby body, but didnt find one that i felt comfortable with. Then the price of the adult membership at community center is far too much.

I dream of swimming again.....
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Old Tue, Nov-27-18, 10:32
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Long ago i was in the pool 5-6 days a week. With the extra weight now, swimming feels weird. I did look for a good suit for this middle aged post baby body, but didnt find one that i felt comfortable with. Then the price of the adult membership at community center is far too much.

I dream of swimming again.....


Have you tried a unitard style swimsuit? Those are really comfortable.
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Old Tue, Jan-01-19, 21:40
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I adore swimming and used to swim several times a week, but after breaking my wrist two years ago I had to stop, and for one reason or another never got back to it. Maybe time to think about again now that I'm into my New Year's Resolution phase. My 9-year-old grandson is on the swimteam and last time I was in the pool with him he beat me by a country mile even after giving me a half length head start! But I'm not in it for speed.
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Old Wed, Jan-02-19, 03:01
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Merpig, you should!

I started doing other stuff to break out of a rut. The other day I treaded with my hands holding barbells up high out of the water as a challenge for 20 minutes. The pool was 90+ degrees and that was tough.

I just need to get back into the laps consistently. I swam a 500 almost every day in the summer just to maintain but I've lost even than.
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Old Wed, Jan-02-19, 08:34
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Couple of months ago I joined in with the other old ladies bouncing around in the shallow end of the pool. Before that, I had always said I'd never be one of those. Previously, I only swam laps, but bad form gave me a hurt back and I gave that up.

Have to say that the aerobic part of the aquatic exercise was surprisingly intense. It was hard work and I was beginning to enjoy it. I could tell a difference in my body composition. However, I have some skin issues and the chlorine made them flare up. Regretfully, I had to stop going into the water.

If you don't have issues with chemicals, I highly recommend water resistance exercise. It's amazing and I wish I could have continued. Have to satisfy myself now with walking, yoga and stretching.
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Old Wed, Jan-02-19, 12:40
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Sensitivity to the chemicals is the worst. It's weird that you hurt your back - was it lower or upper back?
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Old Wed, Jan-02-19, 12:52
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Lower back because I was swimming with my head out of the water all the time.
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Old Wed, Jan-02-19, 20:03
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Lower back because I was swimming with my head out of the water all the time.


Oh yeah, that's bad. I teach my adults to drop their head far down in the water to relax through the back. Are you not able to put your face in the water? Very common if so.
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Old Wed, Jan-02-19, 20:52
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I bought a snorkel but couldn't figure out how to use it so I gave up the lap swimming. Now it's moot because keeping my face in the chemicals is out anyway.
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Old Wed, Jan-02-19, 23:11
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I bought a snorkel but couldn't figure out how to use it so I gave up the lap swimming. Now it's moot because keeping my face in the chemicals is out anyway.


Not worth it when the chemicals get you. You can save yourself and that's the most important thing. If I remember you are on the coast, right? You can play in the ocean maybe?

There are plenty of other things to do.
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Old Mon, Jun-17-19, 15:52
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Plan: Atkins/Duke diet
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I used to swim all the time when I was younger, but work, etc got in my way and then I gained all the weight and was not brave enough to join a class. Now I live in the country but we do have a pool. I have a really bad knee on one leg, and I am not comfortable doing anything but a straight kick.......no more frog kick with a breast stroke.,,,,,it kills my knee. I have started just treading water for a period of time and moving my arms and legs with straight kicks. It tires me out and hopefully it is doing some good. Swimming laps is a bit hard in the small pool, but I figure if I keep moving I will doing some good.
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Old Mon, Jun-17-19, 16:27
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I went swimming 2 weeks ago and I really enjoyed it. Going to try to go again tonight after work. Ladies in Japan tend to swim very covered in the pool, so I have a very industrial looking suit. Long shorts and a zip up tank top. Oh, well.
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Old Mon, Jun-17-19, 19:42
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Lbangle, it all helps to be in the pool. Watch your knee with the treading, though. It can make things worse. Straight kicks with a kickboard is fun, too.

Ferrygirl, I have a very industrial looking suit, too. With legs and a zip up front. I love it!
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Old Tue, Jun-18-19, 11:32
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Plan: Atkins/Duke diet
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jschwab....thanks. I did think about getting a kickboard and using that to work my legs. Any suggestions of what I can do to exercise in the pool with a bad knee will be appreciated. I guess its arthritis, I have limited range of motion in it. Went through rehab as far as they could take me and have just completed a series of gel shots.
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