Intermediate Swimming Advice?
July 23, 2008 6:52 PM Subscribe
Help me transform myself from someone who knows how to swim (albeit inefficiently) into a real swimmer who swims laps for exercise.
posted by freshwater_pr0n to sports, hobbies, & recreation (18 answers total) 50 users marked this as a favorite
I know how to swim well enough to have fun at the lake or stay afloat/swim to shore if the rowing shell or kayak I'm in capsizes. I'm not afraid of the water; in fact, I already spend a few hours a week swimming with my dogs in an area where I can usually touch bottom. I'm in good cardiovascular shape but I can only make it through one lap in the pool, and I'm absolutely exhausted afterwards.
All of the adult swim classes I've checked out are geared to people way beneath my skill level (can't swim at all) or way above (lap swimmers who want to improve techniques they already know.)
I want to become efficient enough to swim laps. What advice or resources do you have for me?