One muscle it does actually strengthen a fair bit is the triceps I think.Whoa does it keep you fit do you gain muscle ?
Geez I can only do about 20m under water without a breath.I like a swim, I've normally got massive lung capacity and swim lengths under water (50 meters). I used to do this thing where I would swim down to the 12' 6" end of our towns pool and just lurk for ages at the bottom. I used to love that feeling, then I busted my eardrum and swimming's a problem at any depth more than about 4'. Make surfing difficult as well and diving off of the diving boards or rocks around the coast - all those fun things. I saw a bloke spear fishing last summer and he was coming out of the water with some massive Bass every day. I was so envious.
Just checked the length of the pool - over did the length 33 metres is the truth!!!Geez I can only do about 20m under water without a breath.
You actually have beaches in Pommy land? I'm a bit funny in that I'm a strong and regular pool swimmer but have never been big on swimming in the ocean. Bit of a waste living in Western Australia with some of the best beaches in the world...
We used to climb onto this bridge here as wellThat explains a lot Dave!
Still a decent effort. It's an unusual length but I have seen in some small country towns.Just checked the length of the pool - over did the length 33 metres is the truth!!!
Yeah I've got myself a bike over the winter, it's still a bit cold here, but I'm hoping to get out on it a bit when the weather's a bit warmer.Still a decent effort. It's an unusual length but I have seen in some small country towns.
Got reasonably fit this summer, could swim 1km in around 18 and a half minutes. Problem is now in winter there is no indoor pool and it closes for 7 months. I don't like running much and don't have a a bike so you lose most of it.
Stunning! I learnt to swim at school, just after I almost drowned when I went under and couldn't get back up above water, I've learnt to be a good strong swimmer.
That'll be nice to see your pool. I've never seen a house with a pool here, it's the local council swimming baths for us. I have swam in the River Dee a few times though, there was a group of us, we took a quick dip one really hot day a few years ago.WE have had two swimming pools since moving to our house. The first was an above ground where my son learned to swim.. he also almost drowned when I took my eye off him for a few seconds. The second was a below ground or built in pool. I will post it after I relocate my lost desktop pics.