Breaking down the barriers for swimming...
Ok, guys. heres the deal. I am an avid runner and cyclist. I am also a lifeguard at the local pool. I figure taht I am a good candidate to be a triathlete.
i can swim about 200m and then I'm done (freestyle) As part of the lifguard screening, I need to be able to do a 200 yards in 3:45, and 25 yards in 20 seconds. I can do both of those feats of amazing fitness. however, after that 200m mark, I'm dead. I simply cannot do any more. in a triathlon, there aren't any wall to push off either. so. how do I go about being able to swim a mile of freestyle?
When Trying to increase fitness, do you do increase a lap a week? any tips would be appreciated? I also think that possibly I have a bad stroke. These chicks that work at my pool I know are in worse shape then me, but can always kill me in swimming? did anyone take a class to improve your stroke?
any tips would be appreciated.