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December 14th, 2002, 05:35 PM
Background: My last competition was in July. For August, I maintained an aerobic/fitness training schedule. September brought news of a major relocation, thus only 1-2x/wk practices. October brought me back to the midwest, with only a few trips to the pool. November I committed to swimming 2-3 workouts a week, and found myself sore. Here it is nearly Christmas, and I've managed 2x/wk swims of 2200-2400 yards/swim, without pain, split pretty much evenly between drills and swimming, with a couple of hundred kicking thrown in.

My research has revealed no local masters' teams (in Fort Wayne), and despite my daughter's previous USS coach's enthusiasm to count me in his ranks, I have not found an age-group swimmers' team that would welcome me. Hence, I need to train on my own.


How do I establish interval training that will prepare me to compete once again?

Do I take best times and add x% and do x number of repeats? And, if so, with what amount of rest in between?

My goal has to be to stay in shape until things settle down and get back into a serious training mode at the turn of the new year.

Thanks for all suggestions!

December 15th, 2002, 09:54 AM
We have a small group in Fort Wayne (SMAC). Contact Jim Lewis at
masterswim@skynet.net to be put on the mailing list for notification of workout times. We'd love to have you join us.

December 15th, 2002, 12:18 PM
Thanks, Susan. I have sent the email. Mike Snyder told me he thought there was a group here. Hope to get to some of your practices after the New Year.

December 15th, 2002, 08:31 PM
Hi Susan, Candace,
I'm an hour south of you and there's not a master's program in my area. I work out at BSU but would like to compete sometime this year, just for fun. Does your program have any competitions?

December 16th, 2002, 03:16 PM
There is a a group of Master Swimmers who workout in the Ft. Wayne area. Some of the swimmers are from Huntington and some from Ft. Wayne. You can contact GRIN Registrar Jim Lewis at masterswim@skyenet.net to get information on Ft Wayne area Masters Swimming.:) :)