My ultimate goal is to be able to swim 3000 meter freestyle without stopping (doing flip turns). And be able to swim butterfly for a not just one lenght.
I do not have date in mind, I just wanna be able to do it sometime in the future.
I swim regulary 2-3 times a week, but not for a long time. Swimming was always a favorite for me, so I taught myself from books, articles, youtube, etc. I am a 'technical guy', when it comes to swimming. I know all the aspects of it or almost. I had a coach for a short period of time and also I was swimming with a team a for a little while.
The problem is with my endurance. My cardivascular system (lungs, heart) is weak...my legs too...
I swim 1 hour a day now and around 2000-2300 meter, doing breaststroke, backstroke, double handed backstroke ( to relax). I use fins for kicking and also using them for back, free, and a little butterfly (dolphin without the hands). So as you can see, I try to mix it. The problem is that I need to stop after 1 or 2 lap..
My question is this: which is the best approach so I can swim without stopping at the wall almost every time?
1. Should I start swimming longer time?
2. keep the 1 hour, but try to gradually increase the laps by forcing myself to go on and not to stop? Also try to do more and more freestyle and leave breaststroke?
3. If I wannna swim freestyle should I just do that and only that? 1 lap at the time, then rest and again until I can do more and more.
4. Join an adult swim training? ( there is one at the pool I go to).
Thank you for you answers.