Looking for a wetsuit that I could use for late fall/winter swimming + Spring/Fall/Winter Sailing. Can I get all that in one suit? [more inside]
posted by sully75
on May 6, 2013 -
Good day, fellow Me-Fites! I am having a little difficulty locating an experienced electrician that will be able to resolve the intermittent issue we are having with the electric run to our swimming pool equipment. sometimes the pump comes on and sometimes it doesn't... I will of course be happy to receive your helpful suggestions and recommendations. Oh, and we live in Carrollton if that helps.
posted by rxbert
on Apr 8, 2013 -
Does anyone have experience with Infant Swimming Resource (ISR)? I'm considering it for my 9 month old. Were the first few lessons as terrible as I've heard? Is the end result as consistently wonderful as claimed? Is it worth the price?
posted by groar
on Mar 8, 2013 -
Now that WeEndure
is going away, I need somewhere to track my exercise. There are a number of places that have biking and running, but not swimming. I'd prefer simpler to the more complex sites like MapMyRun (which, again, doesn't do swimming, from what I can see). I have seen this
and wondered what things are out there, four years later. Bonus: a place that I can dump all my WeEndure data into so I hit the ground running. [more inside]
posted by notsnot
on Jan 29, 2013 -
Have you participated in the annual Brooklyn Bridge Swim (or other similar NYC SWIM event)? If you or someone close to you has, I have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero
on Jan 25, 2013 -
Should I continue my swimming lessons? I'm an exchange student, and I'm thinking of spending part of my grant on finally getting a good grasp of swimming, but not sure if it's worth it. Moar details to follow. [more inside]
posted by lethologues
on Nov 1, 2012 -
I'm planning to have an in-ground pool installed in my backyard. Which would be better: a chlorine system or a salt water system? [more inside]
posted by starkraven
on Oct 3, 2012 -
Adult swimming beginners: what motivated you to learn how to swim? What techniques did you find useful in swimming lessons and what things made you uncomfortable? [more inside]
posted by lazy robot
on Oct 3, 2012 -
Can anyone recommend a good Solar Cover Reel for an 18'x36' size pool?
All the reviews seem bad and the industry as a whole doesn't seem on the up and up.
I'm currently looking for one that will go over my low profile diving board and have found the following one for $399 that seems the best one I can find. - "http://www.solarcovers.com/product/solar-cover-reels/commercial-reels/commercial-grade-reel/commercial-grade-solar-reel-for-pools-up-to-20-ft-wide-locking-casters-included" -
Can you let me know what you recommend for a different one or what your opinion is of the one I found? I hate to spend sooo much money on something that might not be up to par. Thanks!
posted by kmurray24
on Aug 9, 2012 -
You've taken the two-day Total Immersion workshop. Please tell me about your experience, and what my expectations should be. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb
on Jun 26, 2012 -
Looking for a good, free place to go swimming or camping without tons of people within 25 miles of Lowell, MA. Feel free to message me privately if you don't want to let the whole wide world know about it. In a pinch we'd be willing to drive a bit further.
posted by dunkadunc
on Jun 23, 2012 -
[New York State Filter] Looking for suggestions on where to find great outdoor places to swim (easy rivers, lakes, swimming holes) in the Lower to Mid Hudson Valley (New York). [more inside]
posted by Meat Puppet
on Jun 3, 2012 -
My wife, as a very small child, lived in Ealing and claims to remember a swimming pool with a giant glass wall so you could watch people diving into it from the side.
Have you heard of anything like this? [more inside]
posted by Just this guy, y'know
on Apr 26, 2012 -
Can I go scuba diving with extreme fish allergies? So, I'm taking a scuba diving class in a pool, mostly to get over my deep water fears. Now I'm thinking about getting my open water certification but I had some concerns. I have extreme fish allergies. Meaning if a fish bites me, touches me, or stings me it could cause me to have an anaphylaxis reaction (trouble breathing). That all given, can I go diving without troubles? Will I need special gear?
posted by snow_mac
on Feb 29, 2012 -
I'm keen to add lap swimming to my fitness routine, but I haven't done it before and don't know the etiquette. Help me not commit any lap swimming faux pas. [more inside]
posted by gwenlister
on Feb 20, 2012 -
Is there a better sunscreen to use to protect my photosensitive skin while swimming? I am on medications that make me temporarily photosensitive. [more inside]
posted by liketitanic
on Jan 24, 2012 -
I want to lose weight and improve my running speed. Is running + yoga + swimming enough? [more inside]
posted by Brittanie
on Jan 20, 2012 -
Help me find this piece of art done in pulp fiction cover style: a funny dramatization of what can go wrong if one ignores the age-old warning of "Don't swim for an hour after eating!" The art depicts a swimmer about to drown, and the words across the bottom read something like, He Only Waited 52 Minutes
!! This might have been blogged about on Boing Boing
, but I can't seem to find it in their archives. (And yes, it is an old wives' tale
, swim away!)
posted by red_rabbit
on Jan 3, 2012 -
I like running and swimming, and try to do about half an hour of each at least three or four times a week. Now I've started weight training three times a week as well. Should I reduce the cardio if I want to gain muscle faster? I'm a naturally skinny ectomorph that has a hard time putting on mass.
posted by moorooka
on Dec 20, 2011 -
Best resources for swim training? Looking for books, videos, etc, that provide drills and training programs for solo workouts. [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell
on Nov 23, 2011 -
It turns out I'll be in The Villages, Florida for Christmas. My birthday is two days after Christmas, and I want to spend it at the beach. Is there a beach on either coast that far up Florida that'll be swimmable in late December?
posted by COBRA!
on Nov 7, 2011 -
How many swimming pool permits did the state of Hawaii issue in 2010?
posted by Exchequer
on Oct 12, 2011 -
What can I wear (other than a traditional bathing suit) while swimming at the gym? And how to start a very gentle swimming regimen while dealing with major back problems? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Sep 22, 2011 -
How can I increase the intensity of my workout without making it longer? Complications: I can't run, lift, or swim. [more inside]
posted by KathrynT
on Jul 7, 2011 -
What's the easiest/fastest swim stroke to learn? I'm a bit of a nervous beginner and I just want to go from point A to point B in water. A head- above-water stroke would be great but not absolutely necessary. The instructional videos I've seen on youtube seem more focussed on form and technique for the "official" strokes (front crawl, breaststroke, butterfly). Is there a quick and dirty swim stroke?
posted by storybored
on Jul 6, 2011 -
Swimming in Pittsburgh! I'm not interested in swimming in the rivers, but looking for great (not as in the Great Lake Erie) lake suggestions, ideally within an hour of Pittsburgh/Shadyside. [more inside]
posted by glaucon
on Jul 6, 2011 -
Do you know of any health clubs or any other organization that offer memberships to their saltwater swimming pools in the Charlotte, NC area? Preferably the NE side. [more inside]
posted by feeshbitZ
on May 11, 2011 -
Help me get out of the pool: Strategies for post swim workout re-entry to the dry world. [more inside]
posted by ecorrocio
on Feb 2, 2011 -
90% of times I go to the pool I experience something akin to a panic attack/shock. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by vlsd
on Dec 9, 2010 -