View Poll Results: Where do you usually (mostly or always) swim?

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  • Open water--ocean

    1 1.32%
  • Open water--river

    0 0%
  • Outdoor pool

    16 21.05%
  • Indoor pool

    59 77.63%
  • Other

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Thread: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool...)

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    Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool...)

    I suppose most will say indoor pool and few (lucky ones) swim in the ocean all the time, but it would be interesting to see the numbers Thanks for taking the poll!

    Edit: If you swim in lakes, please choose the second option, which is meant to be "Open water--river or lake, pond,... any open water that is not the ocean". "Other" includes bathtubs
    Last edited by ddl; March 1st, 2009 at 06:33 PM.

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    I'm in Maine, so for most of the year the indoor pool is the only option. But in the summer, I'll swim in a local lake, race in the ocean, and workout in our only outdoor (and semi-heated) pool.

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    My favorite type of pool to swim in is a nice outdoor 50m pool on a beautiful summer day But unfortunately I usually swim indoors....

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    I almost always swim in an indoor pool because that's the only option around here for 9 months of the year

    WHen I was in high school I swam on an AAU team here in Worcester that practiced in a lake course - two docks 50 meters apart with lane lines running between. It was great! Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, NY used to have a similar set-up...I wonder if they still do. I loved those lake courses.

    When I lived on Cape COd the best swim was to hop in the water at one beach and swim along the shore to the next beach (or town) then turn around and swim back. AHHHHHH Cape Cod Bay.

    When my kids were little I'd set them up with a picnic blanket and some stuff to do and I'd go swim in a Creek and do kind of a "treadmill swim" against the current for a nice no-babysitter-needed workout!

    But now it's the Y in the winter or one of the UNHEATED outdoor city or state pools in the summer - but an outdoor swim is always the best

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    After two weeks in Hawaii I can't wait for the Centennial Park pool in Wilmette, IL to open for the summer...

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    left out... open water lake

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    Quote Originally Posted by chaos View Post
    left out... open water lake
    Sorry, I would make the second option "River or Lake".

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    I would rather do OW lake or outdoor pool, but my schedule and budget make indoor swimming my most frequent.

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    Last summer was the first summer in 11 years that I was able to do alot of LCM training. When I was training alot of 2004, I was only able to do Sunday LCM swimming. It was really fun to train LCM every morning last summer. I can't wait for this summer. We usually train at the Martin's Dam Swim Club in Wayne, PA(5 minutes from the King of Prussia Mall). I also do some LCM training at the Upper Main Line Y in Berwyn, PA. The pool is actually an above ground long course pool. It is good to train on because it is 50 meters but awful for meets. Winter is at the Ridley YMCA or Villanova.

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    Indoors, even during the few nice months...

    ...there is a shortage of outdoor locales left, what with most public pools being converted to splash-pools with no "lanes".


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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    Quote Originally Posted by ddl View Post
    "Other" includes bathtubs
    Must be Dolphin 2's training location.

    Jim

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    For SCY, our team practices at the rec center or at Southwestern University. LCM we practice at a city outdoor pool. This is what I am gathering is the favorite time of year to swim for all those people who live up north. In Austin, it is almost too hot to be outside and swimming outdoors becomes less fun. The water temps rise up to 88-91 in a 6 ft deep pool. I would much rather swim indoors. I don't do any ow swims unless I am at the beach for vacation.

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    Indoor all winter . a little in summer getting ready for team triathlons.

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    Both indoor and outdoor. October through April I swim in an indoor 25 yard pool. May through September in the outdoor 25 meter pool.
    I have entered the snapdragon stage of my life (Part of me has snapped and the rest of me is draggin ).

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    When I was in Age Group/HS/College in MN, all of my training (except summer) was indoor 25Y pools. There was a YMCA that had an outdoor 50M pool we used during the summer for morning workouts.

    In AZ, all of my training is outdoors. There is nothing better, even during the winter months swimming outside is SO much better than being inside. The only times I have swum inside is when I have been at NAU (Flagstaff, AZ) for meets.
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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    Well, looks like those living near the ocean are too happy to turn on their computers and visit this forum

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    I swim in a 25m indoor pool 9 months a year and in a lake in the middle of the city (town) for 3 months.

    we don't have a 50m pool with in 30 miles, but I am hoping to get some 50m training next summer.

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    Indoor pool at a college. Right now my wife is a student there so I swim for free. When she graduates in April I will be paying about $50 a month to use the pool. Since swimming has alleviated the pain I get from a congenital back problem, and surgery has been discussed, it will be worth the price.

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    Indoor "pool"? Are there other "indoor" options? Indoor ocean and indoor river.

    Dan

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    Re: Where do you swim (open water, outdoor pool, indoor pool

    Living in FL, I get to swim outside year-round. We'll get a few chilly mornings in the mid-to-high 30's during January and February; It's great getting in, but a mad dash for your towel or locker room when getting out.

    When I was still doing triathlons, I'd also swim in the Gulf of Mexico once a week with my triathlon club, though wet suits were usually required from November through April.

    Mark

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