For the Last 2 weeks, I have taken on the Masters Swim at my Local YMCA. Now many ask, am I swimming competatively and is this an elderly swim?? Sorry its for anyone 18 and over, not just the old agers.
Ok, Yes, it is kind of competative, I compete with all the people in my lane and the lanes next to me. How fun it is to try and go faster than the guys swimming next to you. U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) is a national organization that provides organized workouts, competitions, clinics and workshops for adults aged 18 and over. Programs are open to all adult swimmers (fitness, triathlete, competitive, non-competitive) who are dedicated to improving their fitness through swimming. We have a swim coach that is very in tune with us swimmers (Id say about 24-25 of us in any given session). She goes over your stroke, your wall push offs, anything you want to discuss swim wise.
Then, of course is the workout!! If you want to get faster, this is the place to be! Today was about a 500 warm up, 3x200 on 3:00, 3x100 on 1:30, 3x50 on :45, 50 EZ...all that twice!! Well ok, I did 150 on 3:00, which could've been 175, hit 3x75-100, all 3x50's. Pretty easy huh?!! I cannot believe how fast some of these swimmers are! Its amazing to watch!
I will be hitting this scene every Sunday morning as I see feasible because it is such a good workout! And half the people doing the class are Triathletes!
If you arent in a Masters Swim, I definately recommend at least one workout a week with them as it is definately a great workout and motivator to push hard. You will definately see the gains in the swim leg.
Now go out and enjoy swimming in the pool!!!