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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. Friday, December 7, 2012

    by , December 7th, 2012 at 07:34 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY@FGCU Aquatic Center
    Air temp of 76, pool at 80, 100% water clarity.
    Sunny with humidity at 58%

    Warm up:
    1x1000 FR
    1x500 BR K50/S50 w/snorkel
    6x200 K on :30 rest #1,3,5 FLY; #2,4,6 BK

    *Set 1*
    4x300 Pull on 1:00 rest w/paddles, buoy, tube
    Gentle desc 1-4 as 50%-75% with EVF focus

    *Set 2*
    4(4x100 on 2:00, 300 EZ BK/FR by 50)
    Round 1
    1. 1:05
    2. 1:04
    3. 1:03
    4. 1:03

    Round 2
    1. 1:04
    2. 1:03
    3. 1:03
    4. 1:02

    Round 3
    1. 1:04
    2. 1:03
    3. 1:02
    4. 1:03

    Round 4 (with fins)
    1. :58
    2. :57
    3. :57
    4. :55


    Warm down:
    300 EZ FR/BK Swim

    Comments:
    • College team was using the LCM pool, so started in the diving well, which only had backstroke flags up on one side. Was able to move over for set 2.
    • Warm up - A long warmup with kicking as the main effort would be on set 2; 4(4x100) on 2:00.
    • Set 1 - Moderate feel good pulling.
    • Set 2 - Goal was nothing slower than 1:06. I knew I could do this today, even with lingering soreness from drylands this week. The first 100 of each round was smooth firm effort, and I worked each one more from that point. While the times were encouraging I felt my turns were rushed and shallow. I would almost rather swim a bit slower and have more quality turns. By round three I did not have much left, so put the fins on, kicked a 200, and then did the last round. It was more fun to work hard going under a minute, thats for sure.
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    Swim Workouts
  2. Thursday, December 6, 2012

    by , December 7th, 2012 at 07:00 PM (I swim, therefore I am)
    SCY@FGCU Aquatic Center
    Air temp of 74, pool at 80, 100% water clarity.
    Sunny with humidity at 62%

    Warm up:
    1x1200 FR/BK by 200

    *Set 1*
    4x400 on 1:00 rest 100FLY/100BK
    8x100 on :30 rest 50BK/50BR
    3x200 on :30 rest 25BR/25FR

    *Set 2*
    10x100 SDK w/Fins on 1:40, desc 1-5,6-10
    do as by 25;
    1. 10 kicks under
    2. 8 kicks under
    3. 6 kicks under
    4. 10 kicks under


    *Set 3*
    Broken 1000 Pull w/bouy, tube, paddles as;
    4x150 on 2:15, 4x100 on 1:30
    • 150s did 1:46, 1:45, 1:43, 1:42
    • 100s did 1:08, 1:07, 1:07, 1:06


    Warm down:
    400 EZ FR/BK Swim

    Comments:
    • A bit sort from dryland work, but the warmup was good.
    • Set 1 - IM transistions, did a 25 of each 100 fly drill
    • Set 2 - Slowly making some progress on underwater SDK working towards 12 Kicks under water with fins.
    • Set 3 - Pulling with EVF emphasis
    Categories
    Swim Workouts