View Full Version : how can i prepare myself

February 9th, 2009, 02:47 PM
this year I am planning on joining the high school girls swim team, but I don't want to bethe worst in the pool, what can i do to get ready? Im small (5ft) (90lbs) but pretty strong (I also play Ice Hockey, and softball) Also is 13 to young to lift weights?

February 9th, 2009, 03:05 PM
well in theory with the other sports your cardio is good so you'll prob be fine there. Just getting in and getting used to swimming would be a good place to start.

I think 13 is a bit young for hardcore stuff, but you should be able to do light weights high rep kind of lifts (arguably better for swimming anyway)

February 9th, 2009, 06:52 PM
Good for you ! See if they have a summer camp to help you into the team & coach. YES, weights will help, not real heavy but lots of reps.