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I swim, therefore I am

Frank D Totten

Swimming is an activity I just like to do. Participation and competition in organized events are good and so is the exercise. But most of all, moving through the water is what I like the best. After years of stroke skills development I am always striving to improve.

I swim at Fort Myers Aquatic Center, FMAC, Florida Gulf Coast University, (FGCU) Aquatic Center mostly on my own with guidance from Coach Chuck Slaght. When rare occasional circumstances require being close to home, I swim at the Catalina lsle Community HOA Pool. More about me...

  1. Tuesday, October 30, 2012

    by , October 30th, 2012 at 07:56 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY @FGCU Aquatic Center
    Air temp of 58, pool at 79, 100% water clarity.
    Sunny blue skies with humidity at 45%

    Focus - Stroke Technique, Endurance Base

    • 1x400 Free
    • 2x200 BR kick w/snorkel 1:00 rest

    *Set 1*
    1x1000 IM done as
    • 4x250 RIMO Swim

    *Set 2*
    3x400 IM on 1:00 Rest
    1. 75 cruise 25 strong by 100
    2. 25 cruise 25 strong by 100
    3. 50 build 50 strong by 100

    *Set 3*
    1x2000 K/fins done as
    • 400 Fly: 4(75 dk/back, 25 swim fast)
    • 400 BK: 4(75 k, 25 swim fast)
    • 400 BR: 4 (75 dk/back, 25 br pull w/dk)
    • 800 FR: 4 (100 kick/board, 100 Swim strong)

    *Set 4*
    1x1000 FR Swim/paddles, broken with :45 rest, done as
    • 4x250 - 100 smooth, 100 strong, 50 firm pull, steady 6k

    Warm down: 100 EZ

    • Once again, tired/sore from previous day 5K and weights the night before.
    • Set 1 - Extension of a warmup - swam straight except did several 25s of the fly as RA/LA
    • Set 2 - The last 400 IM was really the challenge to do with legal and correct turns.
    • Set 3 - Did not cramp in my toes, and kept the freestyle timing the same as without the fins
    • Set 4 - After the first 250, the remaining three were good - but I need to get new tubing for my paddles. I have been considering trying out the new Finis Agility paddles.
    • Warm down - after a lap of sculling and eggbeater kicking my strokes felt pretty good with the paddles off.
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