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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, November 20, 2012

    by , November 20th, 2012 at 03:55 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY@FGCU Aquatic Center
    Air temp of 62, pool at 81, 100% water clarity.
    Sunny skies with humidity at 57%

    Warm up:
    1x1000 RIMO by 250

    *Set 1*
    1x1200 IM as 50S(Strong)-50K(Steady)
    3 Rounds:
    1. 50 Fly, 50 BK Kick
    2. 50 BK, 50 BR Kick
    3. 50 BR, 50 FR Kick
    4. 50 FR, 50 D Kick


    200EZ BK/FR

    *Set 2*
    10x100 SDK/fins on 1:40
    1-5 as 2(25/back, 25/front) min 14-15yd under with flip turns
    6-10 as 2(25/front, 25/back) same as 1-5 plus desc 6-10
    • 1-5 did 1:16
    • 6-10 went 1:15 to 1:06


    500 BK DPS with compact streamlining turns

    *Set 3*
    4x150 on 3:15 as 100 sculling, 50 FR Swim strong
    • on 50s did 30s


    *Set 4*
    3(4x50) on 1:00 RIMO
    • FR - 31, 30, 29
    • BR - 42, 42, 41
    • BK - 37, 35, 34
    • FLY - 36, 34, 33


    *Set 5*
    3x150 on 2:15, 3x100 on 1:30
    Pull with Bouy, Paddles, Tube
    • 150s - 1:48, 1:42, 1:40
    • 100s - 1:10, 1:08, 1:07


    Warm down: 200 EZ Swim

    Comments:
    • Warmup - Again the water was warm, but did not feel as warm as yesterday.
    • Set 1 - Worked the turns, underwater transitions.
    • Set 2 - Started out moderate, but was able to build to strong effort.
    • Set 3 - Have not done sculling in ages, and it showed today, as doing :30/50 felt like doing :27.
    • Set 4 - During the second round I was wandering all over the lane, then really made an effort to relax arms on recovery and keep stroking smooth - and was able to drop the times a bit.
    • Set 5 - Gradually building up my pulling strength, but it always takes at least about 200 yds before I begin to establish a consistent pulling rhythm.

    Updated November 20th, 2012 at 04:49 PM by fdtotten

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