As soon as Pools open I will swim and swim and swim
Right other than living in a pool… Any other tips for getting up to distance in a compacted time?
I’ve suffered recurring shoulder problems for about 8 years now. If I build up, then transition to open water with a decent base I can just about manage the niggles.
Big bang, with big early miles and in the lakes early worries me.
Rowing helps me TBH
Swim cords and press ups for the back/shoulders. Add in the rowing…
I went ‘swimming’. First one from this group this year?
OK, OK. So swimming may be a bit of a push. I lasted about 2.5 mins max of head out the water front crawl/breaststroke combo. But I was in the sea, in just a pair of boardies.
That’s my swimming quota done for the year!
I think chickenboy nabbed all the slots
4:45 AM!! - the crazy bastard
Which pool? The hampton one is surely too hot for training anyway? How many are Tooting letting in, should be millions!
Yeah Hampton. I find the temp alright actually.
What I don’t like is 50 other people in the pool doing all sorts. Backstroke/breast stroke - 4/5 people hanging out at the end of the lane. Just ruins your swim.
I’ll be pleased when the gym reopens and I can swim alone!
Cannot be bothered with Tooting. Way too far
My lido said 7 days in advance, but that was members only, 5 days for non members which I understand as I don’t pay £60 a month…but day 1 and 2 sold out already before day 1 even gone on sale. They are also saying no kids, but have now changed that to must be in a swimming club and over 11 years old, which is ok just about for us if we get a spot at all, but laughable as el nino was probably faster than most who will be there doing some form of front crawl when he was 8
Just found out my local pool is close until June for maintenance!
Pools up here won’t be opening until April 12th by the look of the website, LCC pools that is.
I cancelled my Nuffield DD before Lockdown 2; can’t see me going back there for a long time tbh. Will just pop down the road to local leisure centre…should I feel the need to actually swim. Which is questionable this year.
It’s only outdoor ones on the 29th remember, I thought there’d be loads of them in the north with all the hard northerners!
Is that Charlton Lido? I was trying to get in there yesterday until someone explained the 7 day/5 day thing. Realistically I’m only going to use it until the 12th so membership is a bit of a luxury.
If I’m a man of leisure next week I’m hoping for a Thursday daytime slot.
Next Tuesday 06:30 is showing free and bookable at 18:00
Think our gym pool is planning on 12th, I’ll probably try a bit of rowing first to get some shoulder strength.
The OW near excel will be restarting soon I presume? Probably a bit chilly yet though.
Although I know people going in the North Sea, it’s currently about 6c Apparently this is the coldest time of the year.
Theren’t many near me. OWS was a few degrees off them opening at the weekend. You don’t feel the cold in a flat cap.
Lake near me is £10/pop; so no thanks!