1st Class Swimming - How "Strong" is Strong?

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Re: 1st Class Swimming - How "Strong" is Strong?

Postby wagionvigil » Wed May 20, 2009 6:16 pm

Matt it is Simple as that. Swim it like I do and I am 60. Same as when I take folks hiking. Keep up with me or I will leave you. You would be sur prised the young dads sucking for air after a mile or two.
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Re: 1st Class Swimming - How "Strong" is Strong?

Postby evmori » Thu May 21, 2009 7:47 am

wagionvigil wrote:Matt it is Simple as that. Swim it like I do and I am 60. Same as when I take folks hiking. Keep up with me or I will leave you. You would be sur prised the young dads sucking for air after a mile or two.


Hey! This is Boy Scouts! No sucking allowed! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: 1st Class Swimming - How "Strong" is Strong?

Postby ThunderingWind » Thu May 21, 2009 8:23 am

wagionvigil wrote:Matt it is Simple as that. Swim it like I do and I am 60. Same as when I take folks hiking. Keep up with me or I will leave you. You would be sur prised the young dads sucking for air after a mile or two.
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Re: 1st Class Swimming - How "Strong" is Strong?

Postby Quailman » Thu May 21, 2009 10:53 am

You're just built for power rather than speed. I'm like that too.

A few years ago I took my first swim test when we arrived at camp. I like to spend time in the pool, but I haven't practiced swimming a lap in perhaps thirty years. I jumped in and started doing my best crawl with alternate breathing and was flying through the water - for about half a lap. I though I might have to be rescued. I was terribly out of shape, and I couldn't coordinate the breathing with the strokes. I rolled over and finished with a back crawl (in a strong manner, of course) breathing at my leisure.
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Re: 1st Class Swimming - How "Strong" is Strong?

Postby alex gregory » Thu May 21, 2009 11:27 am

Quailman wrote:You're just built for power rather than speed. I'm like that too.

A few years ago I took my first swim test when we arrived at camp. I like to spend time in the pool, but I haven't practiced swimming a lap in perhaps thirty years. I jumped in and started doing my best crawl with alternate breathing and was flying through the water - for about half a lap. I though I might have to be rescued. I was terribly out of shape, and I couldn't coordinate the breathing with the strokes. I rolled over and finished with a back crawl (in a strong manner, of course) breathing at my leisure.


I reccommend the weekly mile swim exercise routine. Even better, the 3x/week mile swim routine. I've always hated running, and my knees don't care for the abuse.
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