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Old 12-15-08, 11:56 AM   #1
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I lack pool access.. If I work out and do push ups will that help my swim....I have no way to get into a pool...
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Get a Vasa Trainer:

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I have never found anything that is the same as actual swimming. Just like nothing is the same as actually running outside, or biking outside.
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Do you live in the woods or something?
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Anaerobic training will not offer much help for your swim. Core training will help a little, but technique is the most important part by far. Seek out water.
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As flip18436572 said, there's really no subsitute for actually getting into the water. Even if you have to drive an hour or so getting in once a week will be much better than any other exercise. That being said there are a number of dryland excercises that competitive swimmers routinely do. Here is a link http://swimming.about.com/cs/dryland...wim_weight.htm that describes some of them. Most public libraries have, or can get, books on coaching swimming which include dryland exercises.
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