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Originally Posted by noisebeam View Post
That's right. Pools are 10% sweat and 5% other excretions.

I too was a competetive swimmer many years ago. I tried swimming again about a year ago after being in excellent cyling shape and found it very difficult. I thought my cardio would help, but it just couldn't support my atrophied arms and I quickly became out of breath after 50yrds.

Al
I found the same thing. I'm weak now in my upper body after building it up over 7-8 years of swimming competitively from age 10 through high school (and letting it atrophy over the next 10 years). I can barely go 200 yards now without my stroke falling to pieces. It's something I want to work on over this winter, if only for the pride of having the ability.
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