Swimming update – 22 March 2013

I’ve now swum 1,740 lengths and I’ve finished up to Get Fit session 4.

In looking that up, I made an interesting discovery: the dashboard on Swimfit keeps counting lengths from one programme to the next.

The Get Fit programme is very similar to the Get Toned programme except that the sessions are longer and use all three strokes from the beginning.  I notice in particular that the warm up sections are getting longer – up to 18 lengths so far.

I’ve done the first four sessions.  Several of them have sections of four lengths or more just pulling or kicking.  It occurred to me that these exercises are good for core strength because it is harder to balance in the water when only kicking or pulling.  I have to work hard to kick or pull at a hard pace.

I’ve started to swim a variety of strokes in the swim down section, to give all the muscles I’ve used a chance to swim down.

In summary, it’s been going quite well. During the next couple of weeks we have family staying so it might be a bit hard to find time to swim, especially as the sessions are getting pretty long – 58 is the shortest of the next 3 – but I’ll try.

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