View Full Version : Swimming After A Stroke

July 22nd, 2018, 01:12 AM
I use to swim for many years and often do triathlons, however after a stroke of a year ago I still have not regained enough strength to swim much more than 2 or 3 laps without being tired.. Would a coach help or swim lessons of some sort help? Or would attending a total immersion workshop help? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

July 30th, 2018, 04:17 PM
I think a coach or instruction would help. Having someone who can can give you feedback as to body position and drills to strengthen the weaker portions of your strokes should help. I do not know enough about total immersion to say one way or the other, but any input should help.

Good luck!

July 31st, 2018, 09:57 PM
Ask your Dr about the drugs you take. Beta blockers, for instance, are notorious for making you sluggish.

August 2nd, 2018, 10:19 PM
I had profound weakness and was prescribed a beta blocker at the time. It definitely is not right for exercising. Beta blockers work by keeping your heart rate low. This is bad; you want it to go up when you exercise. Ask your doctor to prescribe something else. Mine did and I swim a lot now.

August 4th, 2018, 09:44 AM
Thank you....

August 4th, 2018, 09:45 AM
Thank you..