I'm a captive audience at 75
- After a substantial breakfast and the dogs have been walked, I head for the indoor pool at the gym and make my claim in the slow lane. I always swim for an hour and alternate the back stroke with -- with the front stroke (duh). I wear a snorkel mask to save wear and tear on the neck, and getting hungry by 1:30. However, I skip lunch and spend the hour swimming and planning my dinner. Since i love to cook, there's lots of leftovers in the freezer waiting to be freed. It takes me at least 40 to 45 laps to make the dinner decision and towards the end of the hour I seem to go faster for some reason. So apart from the obvious benefits, it's definitely an hour well spent and is my zen and meditation. Tonight it's gnocchi with marzano tomato sauce!
- —Guest janice White
- Swimming a mile a day in the early morning is absolutely fabulous and a wonderful way to meditate and of course,be completely alone... with no cell phones, computers, etc. for that full 45 minutes. Ir is more seventh sense .. so necessary for my mental and physical well being.
- —Guest Elizabeth
- I swim for fitness and to meditate. During my 1 hour/2 miles swim my mind and thoughts reach an extremely pleasant state of freedom. It becomes very easy to ride on daydreams and oftentimes I am enlightened on solutions to my problems. Swimming is an unexpensive DRUG !
- —Guest swimalot
why do You swim
- I swim anywhere from a mile t 2 miles. I warm up about 400 yrds and then do 1000 yrds of mixed intervals and add a little cool down. I am not competitive, but love open water swimming during the summer. the most I have swum in the lake is 4 miles, nice easy free style. Swimming is meditative, invigorating, expressive and I love the endorphin high when I am done. Its my drug of choice.
- —Guest walt henebry
- i swim to get fit and feel good about myself. It's just refreshing and builds confidence.
- —Guest Sam
fitness and health
- i swim to stay in shape, and for the benefit of my back.
- —Guest ernest marshall
Family + exercise
- I've been trained to do since a young age, its more of a family tradition. Both my mum and sisters are lifeguards/swim teachers and my dad and I are both scuba divers. But its an awesome form of exercise, the only good form that incorporates strength, endurance and speed.
- —Guest Chris
Why I swim.
- I swim laps for 1 hour/day, most days of the week. I do it for my heart health, to help my arthritic knees, to lose weight and to combat stress. I love it!!
- —Guest Mermaid Marcia
- I'm 65 and swim 2 to 3 times a week, for fittness only I starts 400 mts 100 of each: free, back, breast, free 700/800 kick with fins; 350/400 hand paddles; finish 400 mts free, back, breast, free 50 mix relax; takes me about from 45 minutes to an hour depending of the day and my nigth before
- —Guest Fernando G Fernandini
Why Do You Swim?
- I swim to keep my back and body in shape. I suffered a back injury many years ago and after rehab, I started to swim. I usually swim about 1/2 mile daily or more. And I can feel the benefits of my swimming on my back. The muscles became stronger and my back pains disappeared. Also, I swim to meditate. Instead of counting the laps, I pray the rosary and with my usual routine, I say 2 or 3 rosaries, while helping my body get stronger. Swimming, to me, is both a spiritual and physical exercise. I love it!
- —Guest Mary Ann
- I joined a thiathlon club for my swim workouts. I swim 3 times a week with the club. I participate in swim meets about 3 times a year. We do a warm-up, drills and core work. Then a warm-down. I am 70 years old and will swim forever. I will compete as long as I am able.
- —Guest Mary
Why do I swim.
- I swim for fitness 3 x per week for about 1 hr. I try to swim about 2 miles each session. I have set workouts that I follow from Mat and other online resources. My body responds the best to a challenging swim workout.
- —Guest Angela
Fitness and Equipment
- I swim for fitness 3 times a week, and it's a great workout that is easy on the joints. I use a kickboard, hand paddles and pull buoy to help with stroke efficiency and endurance. And, it helps keep me interested in swimming.
- —Guest Charles
Why I Swim and how often.
- I Swim two to three times a week during the Winter, as I live in bermuda it means I can enjoy open Water Swims as well as morning pool Swims. I like the pool work and it improves my fitness and helps with tri-athlon training! The open Water Swims are a social gathering group called the re-habs and we Swim once a week at a chosen venue. This is usually very pleasant and relaxing! Hope this helps! happy Swimming1
- —Guest Gareth D
- I swim because I don't feel like myself if I don't. Swimming moves all the energy around, improves my karma, relaxes and strengthens both my mind and body.
- —Guest MNM