Pool Time

I’ve been swimming once a week for the past few weeks. Random, yes. Every week my kids take swim lessons and I have 30 minutes to either sit on the side of the pool or swim laps. I’ve chosen the laps option. More accurately, I spend 25 minutes swimming and 5 minutes soaking in the hot tub. My time in the pool may only last 25 minutes, but I assure you it’s totally amateur hour.

I know how to swim just fine. But not so much about how to swim hundreds of yards with a purpose. But you’ve got to start somewhere. For now, I am just going from one side to the other and enjoying the movement, breath and water. But, I want to do my homework and get a little bit more intentional about it.

For one, I would like to wear a swim suit, instead of my bikini bottoms and sports bra. I’ve got my eye set on this one. Ha! Maybe this would be more practical. Next, I want to work on my form. (Honestly, that part will be boring. But totally necessary.) And lastly, I need to find some workouts to follow. Because, I’m guessing swimming is a lot like running – there’s a difference between just jogging aimlessly for 30 minutes and running speed intervals or hill repeats for 30 minutes. I’m sure I’ll get more out of my weekly swims if I follow a workout.

Any swimmers out there? What workout routines do you dig?

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    Ashley
    03/11/2016 at 7:38 pm

    Hey! I follow you on instagram and just found your blog that way, and am excited to see you’re taking up lane swimming. It’s my favourite sport and cross training. I realize these two workouts are longer than 25 minutes, but they might give you a couple of good ideas (plus they are my favourite, most common type of swim workouts) my 45 min swim: http://delightfullydomestic.typepad.com/blog/2015/03/45-min-swim-workout.html and 60 min swim: http://delightfullydomestic.typepad.com/blog/2015/02/60-min-swim-workout.html
    I’ve also started posting a weekly summary of the triathlon training workouts I’m doing now and sometimes share swim sets in those!
    Look forward to reading about how your swims are going, excited for you!
    xo

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      hellodaynatalie
      03/11/2016 at 10:51 pm

      Thank you!! This is super helpful. First up – Google “front crawl”. Ha. Told you it was amateur hour.

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