Category Archives: Swimming

A new swim timer for USRPT

My finger stopwatch stopped working during today’s session and I had to swap to a spare, but I decided to order a new one. The current timer is the yellow Sportcount model which just works as a simple stopwatch, but … Continue reading

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Swimming, 20th July 2021

Another with a very warm pool. No improvement from yesterday at all. Just another slog through the set at a relatively slow pace 🙁

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Swimming, 19th July 2021

All is not well at the sports centre. Today the pool was far warmer than usual — 31°C according to the lifeguards. That was way too hot to swim hard and all of us in the fast lane struggled to … Continue reading

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Swimming, 16th July 2021

I wrote that yesterday’s session felt quite good though I had no concrete way to judge as my stopwatch, err, stopped. Permanently. Fortunately I have a spare (a spare spare in fact, as my son was using my first spare) … Continue reading

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Swimming, 15th July 2021

For whatever reason it was relatively quiet at the pool today. Irritatingly though my Sportcount “Yellow” stopwatch decided to die on me. It was working fine on Tuesday when I last used it. I think water must have found a … Continue reading

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Swimming, 13th July 2021

The fast lane got a bit hairy today. When we arrived there was already a dad and his two daughters using it, occasionally his son too, the two of us and another lady who arrived a few minutes late. The … Continue reading

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Swimming, 12th July 2021

I found it quite tough to keep the pace up today. I think perhaps all the stuff I was doing at the weekend wore me out a little more than I realised. Initially I couldn’t get my 50m reps below … Continue reading

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Swimming, 9th July 2021

At last a slightly better day, though I’m still struggling with my sleep. My 50m reps today were almost all 43s, with a couple of 42s, and my 25m reps were all in the 18s. I can cope with that, … Continue reading

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Swimming, 8th July 2021

My struggles continue 🙁 I can’t even blame it on the two teenage girls who opted to swim in the fast lane today as despite being at the slower end of the speed range they had exceptionally good lane discipline … Continue reading

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Swimming, 6th July 2021

Ok, so yesterday wasn’t great and neither was today, although a minor improvement with more 50m reps below 44s and most of the 25m reps below 19s. I guess I can be happy with that for the time being.

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