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    How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    I used to be a competitive swimmer. Now I am much older, I start swimming again just for fitness and I would like to set a goal for myself. My goal is to swim 1 mile of breastroke (breastroke is my specialty) daily; it takes me 35 minutes to swim 1 mile. My question is what is the average time to swimm 1 mile of breastroke? Thanks

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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    When I was 23, I did a 3,000-meter breaststroke (long course) three times a year. My fastest was 36 minutes. That's 18 minutes for a mile. I didn't negative split. I held 1:18 per 100 for the middle 2500.

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    Well I'll be gobsmacked! Jeff, that is just disgustipating. If I had been swimming laps while you streaked by doing your 3000 I think I would have got out & quietly left & got drunk.
    I bet you then went up to any sprint butterfliers you knew and innocently remarked "I just did 3000 of my best stroke in 36min. What's your time for fly?"

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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    Jeff's times are unreal. I can hold 1:18 per 100M LCM for 1X100 shaved and tapered if I'm lucky. I haven't swum over 400 breastsroke since college but for 400 SCY I can keep at 1:30 per 100. I plan to do an open water 1 mi. swim all breaststroke next summer so I can let you know how that comes out(unless I have a sudden attack of sanity before then.)
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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    Before I taught myself to swim freestyle, I swam the 1650 breaststroke. At the 1994 USMS Nationals, when I was 52, my time for the mile was 26:22.09.

    As Peter Cruise knows, my next goal is to do the mile all fly...

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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    Aren't there some crazy swimmers around called "butternuts" who do lots of open water fly?

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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    Quote Originally Posted by meldyck View Post
    Before I taught myself to swim freestyle, I swam the 1650 breaststroke. At the 1994 USMS Nationals, when I was 52, my time for the mile was 26:22.09.

    As Peter Cruise knows, my next goal is to do the mile all fly...

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    Don't make me cry, I can do the 1650 in around 23 minutes, free. I wouldn't mind trying to do the 1650 fly though, might be fun. I did do a 1000 IM last year just for fun, maybe this year I'll try the 1650 fly. Great, thanks for the poor idea that I'll never get out of my head.

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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    Why swim a mile (using any stroke)? You guys are nuts! Now if there were lots of at the end, I might consider it.

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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    Never tried it but did swim 22 miles crawl in 2 hours with the river current in the Saguenay River.
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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    My guess is there are very few people here who have actually done a mile breaststroke nonstop, so you've got us beat pretty much by default!

    ... Jeff excluded, of course, but I bet he's not doing many 3,000 meter breasts for time these days!

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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    Based on my current daily yardage of breastroke, I would say a mile would take me 7-8 months.

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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    Quote Originally Posted by aquageek View Post
    Based on my current daily yardage or breastroke, I would say a mile would take me 7-8 months.
    It would take a three year calender to get my time for 100yds of breaststroke.
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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    I wouldnt recommend doing a mile of breast everyday because its bad on the knees.

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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    My current view of breastroke is that it is a stroke I use to cool down or to get rest in between freestyle repeats. I also "use" it when swimming my now pitifull 100 meter I.M. I come out of the backstroke so dead that I hardly do the underwater pull out (the filipine it is called here) correctly and efficiently. However, in my group, if I want to I can still be faster than most. So basically I swim backstroke and breast for the 100 (in the future maybe a 200) I.M. In my previous life or even up to last year I hadn't noticed the "knee" issue in the breastroke. Now I can feel it slightly, as I age (56). If however I were in a situation in a lake or ocean I would probably use the breast to save myself. When doing 1,000 meters (maybe 3,000 next year) open water I use the breast every now and then to get a correct sighting of the buoys or whatever. billy fanstone (from way back when you couldn't have water over your head nor do the thing under water nowadays allowed).

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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    I think I did a 66 lengths in an 80 foot pool (so this is longer than a true 1650) in about 30 minutes. I don't have much swimming background... this is not a particularly fast time, but I was also doing it just to finish strong, not fast.

    This was several years ago... before my knees really started to bug me. Now, I don't think I ever do more than 1200 yds breast in any one practice and that would be all broken up (like 6x200 - maybe 3x200 breast, some freestyle, and 3x200 breast again). And then the next day I'd probably have to avoid breaststroke after a set like that.

    Jeff's times are unreal...

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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Commings View Post
    When I was 23, I did a 3,000-meter breaststroke (long course) three times a year. My fastest was 36 minutes. That's 18 minutes for a mile. I didn't negative split. I held 1:18 per 100 for the middle 2500.

    I don't recommend it unless you have a lengthy song catalogue in your head.

    I swim breast in-between free sets to break things up a bit...I never time myself in breast for fear of self-pity. Shoot, I can't even swim a mile of free that fast right now!



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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    Quote Originally Posted by aquaFeisty View Post
    I think I did a 66 lengths in an 80 foot pool (so this is longer than a true 1650)
    It is, however, exactly one mile (66*80 = 5280 feet).

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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    We swam what we call a metric mile 1650 yards = 1508 meters.

    I now swim the odd 1 length of breaststroke 1 dive glide and 2 pulls, no kick, thats it.
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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    Quote Originally Posted by knelson View Post
    It is, however, exactly one mile (66*80 = 5280 feet).
    Well, maybe they did have some logic in building an 80 foot pool!! I always wondered about that!

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    Re: How long does it take to swim 1 mile of breastroke?

    Quote Originally Posted by aquaFeisty View Post
    Well, maybe they did have some logic in building an 80 foot pool!! I always wondered about that!
    What? You didn't think a 26 2/3 yard pool made sense or somethin'?

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