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coachkopie
February 12th, 2011, 05:19 PM
looking for masters swim practice and a pool with a low chlorine system to workout in that is close to Disney World - staying at the boardwalk hotel on a business trip this week (Feb 13 to 17). thank you.

pwb
February 12th, 2011, 07:45 PM
If you have a car and (even better) are a Y-member, this is a decent pool near Disney http://www.swimmersguide.com/query/Detail.cfm?PoolID=1066. I've only done a meet there and some of the out-of-the-pool decor needs an upgrade, but this might be a good bet.

:rant3:I usually find whenever I am forced to go to some conference in Disney that once I get sucked into the Disney black hole, it's hard to get out. If I had more spare time on my hands, I'd start a petition to ban corporate conferences from Orlando and Disney; I find it quite possibly the worst place to have a business conference. Every conference I've gone to there (too many to count) seems to have event planners who love to do outdoor lunches where all the conference participants are forced to sweat and squint (suits on, sunglasses back in the hotel room). On top of that, all the non-conference participants are having fun enjoying the park while we get stuck in yet another non-descript conference facility.

Cmonster
February 14th, 2011, 09:47 AM
Also, Look into Lucky's Lake Swim.

2trax4me
May 17th, 2011, 02:25 PM
I get to take the kids there in in early June, since I have a late June swim meet and am still scrambling to get in shape I will be heading to that Y pool as that is all I have found so far. going to have to Taxi it though unfortunately.

ande
May 17th, 2011, 02:49 PM
the best swimming work out in Orlando is at Typhoon Lagoon (http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/typhoon-lagoon/) Surf pool (http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/typhoon-lagoon/attractions/surf-pool/)

if you're going to go more than 2 days,
get a 1 year disney waterpark pass or
just use your Disney Park Hopper pass

here's your work out
when they are launching big waves in the surf pool:

1) swim out in the surf pool as far as you can then

2) tread water next to the ropes, wait for a wave, & talk with the regulars,

3) you'll hear a big FOOMP & see a MASSIVE wall of water wave rushing towards you

4) sprint away from it

5) when the wave catches you, STOP swimming, stay streamlined, & Start BODY SURFING! then

6) tumble out of the wave just as you cross the red don't-surf-past-here line

7) Waves launch every 90 seconds
you have about 70 seconds get back to the next to the rope before they launch the next wave
faster than anyone
SWIM VARIOUS STROKES
(keep repeating till the good waves stop coming
then swim in, check if your stuff is still where you left it, rest in the shade or eat
then GET BACK OUT THERE by the rope just before they switch back to the good waves
there'll be a schedule)
see if you can catch a wave, by just
+ flutter kicking or
+ dolphin kicking or
+ SWIMMING right armed or
+ Swimming left armed or
+ swimming on your back.

wear a high SPF T shirt & apply plenty of sunblock
wear goggles

Here's a few "workouts" I did there

Wed Mar 23rd 2010 (http://www.usms.org/forums/blog.php?b=8743)

Fri Mar 26th 2010 (http://www.usms.org/forums/blog.php?b=8765)

sun mar 28 2010 (http://www.usms.org/forums/blog.php?b=8804)



looking for masters swim practice and a pool with a low chlorine system to workout in that is close to Disney World - staying at the boardwalk hotel on a business trip this week (Feb 13 to 17). thank you.

swimcat
May 17th, 2011, 04:43 PM
I am an ex orlando masters swimmer and i believe in addition to y on Idrive, celebration by disney has a workout. look on team orlando's website. www.teamorlando.com (http://www.teamorlando.com)
I just got back from aruba and although there was a pool a ways a way, I did open water.
:applaud: applause b/c I really had to force myself
:)

swimcat
May 17th, 2011, 04:44 PM
also an aquatic center in kissimmee, disney area

Fitswimmer04
May 17th, 2011, 04:52 PM
There is another Master's group at the National Training Center in Clermont. It's about 30-45 min from Disney. They have sessions M,W,F from 6-7:30 am and Tues/Thurs from 6-7 pm.

Midas
May 17th, 2011, 07:19 PM
Also, Look into Lucky's Lake Swim.

THIS is the best way to workout on an Orlando vacation bar none. It's truly a fun experience and will make you feel part of a very cool OW swimming community. You will get everything from seniors to teens swimming this on a daily basis.

Plus you get a patch and literally get to write your name on Dr. Meisenheimer's wall. How cool is that? Each length of the lake is about 500 meters, I think, so you can figure out how many crossings you want to accomplish. I think that Lucky himself usually goes for two "laps" (2000K).

http://www.luckyslakeswim.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucky%E2%80%99s_Lake_Swim

Highly recommended! It's not far from Universal and only about 10-15 minutes from Disneyworld.

Eaglesrest
May 18th, 2011, 10:36 AM
the best swimming work out in Orlando is at Typhoon Lagoon (http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/typhoon-lagoon/) Surf pool (http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/parks/typhoon-lagoon/attractions/surf-pool/)

if you're going to go more than 2 days,
get a 1 year disney waterpark pass or
just use your Disney Park Hopper pass

here's your work out
when they are launching big waves in the surf pool:

1) swim out in the surf pool as far as you can then

2) tread water next to the ropes, wait for a wave, & talk with the regulars,

3) you'll hear a big FOOMP & see a MASSIVE wall of water wave rushing towards you

4) sprint away from it

5) when the wave catches you, STOP swimming, stay streamlined, & Start BODY SURFING!

Brilliant set Ande - I've done this at TL many times :) When you time that wave just right, its quite a rush. Course you have to pull out before you collide with the waders!

That Guy
May 18th, 2011, 12:55 PM
Last time we were at Disney World, we stayed at the Saratoga Springs resort. The main pool there is around 40 meters long, and at 8 am each day there is no one in it, so I was able to get in some long course-esque workouts. No backstroke though - the pool is irregularly shaped and of course there are no backstroke flags.

ande
May 18th, 2011, 05:04 PM
hey eagle,


Brilliant set Ande - I've done this at TL many times :) When you time that wave just right, its quite a rush. Course you have to pull out before you collide with the waders!

Thanks that's all I wanna do when I'm in orlando
I wouldn't waste any time at a regular pool
you get in enough swimming to "keep the feel"
which is all you need till you get back home

when I first surfed TL years ago
I'd surf all the way to shore but
NOW there really is a red don't-surf-past-here line about 175ish feet from the rope and you MUST tumble out of waves.
If you surf past it, you get a warning but if you do it again the GUARDS will kick you out of the park and maybe even BAN you from coming back
not worth it
plus you can hurt and get hurt colliding into waders