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I thought I would start a separate thread. The apartment building I have moved into has a 20m indoor pool with 3 small lanes.

Looking for ideas for how best to use it during the week, as my weekends I will likely go do one long session (500m-1km+ sets) at Olympic Park.

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15 minutes ago, MissJess said:

I thought I would start a separate thread. The apartment building I have moved into has a 20m indoor pool with 3 small lanes.

Looking for ideas for how best to use it during the week, as my weekends I will likely go do one long session (500m-1km+ sets) at Olympic Park.

My Tip is mix it up with both sprints and endurance. I trained for Ironman China in 2008 in a 15M pool. So it can be done.... but like I said. you go a bit crazy......... and.....I can't tell you the number of times I lost count of what lap I was on!!!

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That would do my head in!

Make sure you do tumble turns, good for hypoxic training.

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Tether yourself and swim by time. 

 

I've done it in a pool just bigger than me

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I do a lot of strength drills, paddles. Don’t be afraid to wear a cotton shirt or rash type shirt to make it harder to pull though the water. I have seen some parachute type things that makes you work a lot harder however, the person behind might get annoyed. 

FM

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When I stay in Melbourne the motel we get has a 15m pool. I sometimes head up to a public pool, but generally just do a lot of real fast stuff. One of my peers from Sydney that is usually there comes down too, & we race. He has no fitness, but as a youngster was in an Olympic tryout squad, so can still put in a few good sprints. If I'm on my own I basically "play", doing flat out efforts followed by other strokes etc.

 

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Also see if you can try eliminating tumble turns/big push offs.. get the most out of every lap

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18 minutes ago, Waza said:

Also see if you can try eliminating tumble turns/big push offs.. get the most out of every lap

This too. When I'm not racing my mate, I turn with no push.

 

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Heed the advice here and make the most of free pool to use.  No travel to pool hence give you more time to train or recover or even strength train 

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fingers crossed the pool has lines marked on the floor or the walls are a different coloured tile. 

I used to swim in a 35m pool (it was an old ammunition bunker converted into a pool) the floor & sides were the same colour with no markings. 

The biggest issue was smashing into the walls.

I just swam to time. 10min easy, 10min hard etc 

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@Bored@work Yeah, it has lines marked.

@Turts I have been thinking about a thether, I read about them on Suttos page.

@Waza I can't tumble turn anyway, I get dizzy! :blush:

@Flanman I have been thinking about creating resistance with shirts or drag shorts.

@Ex-Hasbeen @Fitness Buddy @IronmanFoz I have been thinking about all of that as well.

Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I will give them all a try.

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I've tried swim training with a tether but found it compromised my rotation - not actually moving through the water = no bow wave to breath into = gulps of water = over rotating to get a clear breath

Not sure if I'm doing it wrong but this combined with it being mind numbingly dull means that I just use the small pool for things like sculling, kicks and pool running & core rotation drills

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For 20 years I did most of my swim training in a 20m pool on a mine site. I did a lot of swimming with paddles. I did not do a push off the wall.

I am on a site with no pool. Now I yearn for when I had a 20m pool.

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For 20 years I did most of my swim training in a 20m pool on a mine site. I did a lot of swimming with paddles. I did not do a push off the wall.

I am on a site with no pool. Now I yearn for when I had a 20m pool.

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4 hours ago, Bored@work said:

This is my pool about 200m from my desk. Haven’t swam in there since September last year

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Its not safe to swim alone. 

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24 minutes ago, Peter said:

Its not safe to swim alone. 

They have a guard on duty from 6am to 9pm 7 days a week. I have never shared a lane. I think the most people I have ever seen in there was about 6 ppl

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39 minutes ago, Ex-Hasbeen said:

Shit? 

Yes it's fine to do that alone 😂

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1 hour ago, FFF1077 said:

Yes it's fine to do that alone 😂

Often, even preferred

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16 hours ago, Turts said:

Often, even preferred

Especially after a curry! :blush:

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On 13/06/2018 at 4:43 PM, Flanman said:

I do a lot of strength drills, paddles. Don’t be afraid to wear a cotton shirt or rash type shirt to make it harder to pull though the water. I have seen some parachute type things that makes you work a lot harder however, the person behind might get annoyed. 

FM

Boardshorts do the job too

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My pool is a 25m outdoor one and is a 5 min walk from my office. I use it year round and find the best work outs to do are strength sets and technique drills. I rarely share a lane and this time of year, there's about 6 people in the pool at the most during the day.  Gets busier after work. 

 

 

 

 

 

Ps. It's free.

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What is so short about a 20m pool when many elite swimmers have smashed out 70K a week plus in a 25m pool...and they are covering that 25m well faster than you'd be covering 20m.

I can't see why it requires any mods to a training session at all myself.

Plenty of US Olympians have grown up or still are logging countless hours each week in a 25-yard pool (22.5m).

 

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2 hours ago, MJK said:

What is so short about a 20m pool when many elite swimmers have smashed out 70K a week plus in a 25m pool...and they are cover that 25m well faster than you'd be covering 20m.

I can't see why it requires any mods to a training session at all myself.

Called overthinking MJK.  

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:dry: 

I get dizzy quite easily, 1k TTs (and even 500m sets) in a 25m pool have my head spinning.

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12 minutes ago, MissJess said:

:dry: 

I get dizzy quite easily, 1k TTs (and even 500m sets) in a 25m pool have my head spinning.

You ought to try 100 x 100. Enough to send you batty.

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My local was rebuilt a while back and lengthened to a 50m pool.

Prior to that it was a 33m pool!

It absolutely did my head in trying to keep count and work out how far I'd swum, especially when I got a bit tired. You get so used to counting 25's / 50's or 100s.

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