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Frank D Totten

I swim at Florida Gulf Coast University, (FGCU) Aquatic Center and sometimes/or as necessary at the Fort Myers Aquatic Center, FMAC. One of the best locations for OWS in SWFL is at Vanderbilt Beach, Naples, FL with the SWFL Open Water Swimming Group.
When the occasional circumstances require being close to home, I can do a dip and kick at the Catalina lsle Community HOA Pool. More about me...

  1. Thursday, November 15, 2012

    by , November 15th, 2012 at 05:52 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY@FGCU Aquatic Center
    Air temp of 76, pool at 79, 100% water clarity.
    Sunny skies with humidity at 48%

    Warm up:
    1x1200 RIMO by 300

    *Set 1*
    4x400 IM Swim/Kick
    Each 400 as 4(50 Swim "Strong"/50K "Steady", 1min rest)
    4 rounds:
    1. 50FLY/50k-BK
    2. 50BK/50k-BR
    3. 50BR/50k-FR
    4. 50FR/50k-FLY


    *Set 2*
    10x100 SDK w/fins
    • 1-5: 2(25/back, 25 front)
    • 6-10: 2(25 R/side, 25 L/Side)


    *Set 3*
    6x200 on 3:00 as 50BK, 50FR
    • 1-3: 2:25, 2:19, 2:17
    • 4-6: 2:19, 2:17, 2:14

    Warm down: 200 EZ


    • Same ongoing sore muscles, and tired legs, but also beginning to feel some strength gradually evolving.
    • Warmup - Swam all the strokes smooth and long, in the fly only 25s 1&7 were drill.
    • Set 1 - The 50s swim were about 200 IM race pace effort, into steady kicking (not recovery pace)
    • Set 2 - My friend Joel likes to doing SDK with fins, so we did this together
    • Set 3 - Was going to pull these 200s, but paddles straps broke. Went way more harder and faster then intended working hard to stay with Joel who was doing free pull with paddles.
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