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7/24/18 11:22 P

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Welcome Dana, Dennis, Fiona & Sheri!
You are in good company here on this team. :-)

I started swimming for exercise a few years ago due to foot pain. There's a message thread for "100-mile challenge" here on the forum; since I turned 40 last year, I decided to aim for "40-mile challenge". More than halfway through the year, and I am almost halfway to the goal; I hope to log more hours in the pool this fall and finish strong. Swimming has been a good help for my fitness, and it also gives me a chance to be alone with my thoughts. Boy, does my mind get busy when I'm swimming!!

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6/6/18 7:11 P

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Hi ya'll!! My name is Sheri and I'm new to your forum. I swim at least 3 times a week at a deep water aerobics class and I love it. Swimming is my 1st choice in exercise. Even before walking. I love the water.

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7/11/16 9:30 A

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Hey there Dennis! Welcome to swimming for cardio. I love ocean swims and am totally jealous of your water temps down there. I'm a Santa Barbara gal and we accept polar bear swims for much of the year. My mother had the rule that if your lips were purple you had to come out until they were pink again! Now I'm up in Half Moon Bay, home of the rip tides and freezing water so no more ocean swims for me.

Sorry to hear about your car accident leaving scar tissue. I feel for you. I got hit my a car when I was a teen and broke over thirty bones so I am left doing what I can, when I can. The important thing is getting out there and doing it, which you are!

“Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!”
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7/10/16 3:40 A

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Hi. My name is Dennis, I've been swimming most of my life. I was a mid distant ocean swimmer till I got in a car accident and puncherd my lungs, causing scare tissue on them. So now I can't do any long distant swims any more. Now I swim 1 length (25 Meters) in about 25 sec.then I rest and get my breath and take off on the min. I do that for an hour. I do about 1 mile, and it gives me a good workout.
But I sure miss ocean swimming. I swam at La Jolla Cove for several years. That's one of the best places to swim. We swam all year, without wet suits, between 1 and 3 miles a day.

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2/29/16 11:00 P

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Hi. My name is Fiona and my "Swimming for Cardio" is what I refer to as "pool running".

I was a former competitive runner until osteoarthritis in one of my knees made running on land impossible. Determined to still feel the joy of the fluid running motion I found a way to continue to run but not continue to damage the joint any further. So I run in my local pool that is a consistent four feet in depth, making sure to always have on my running shoes for traction and stability.

It is fun to keep pace with the really good swimmers or even out pace them. They have fun pacing off of me as well. I also use resistance paddles on my hands and move my arms in a free stroke or crawl stroke motion to get more of a workout. Thus it makes my running workout morph into more of a Nordic skiing through water workout. The end result is that I have a great workout, I love going to the gym to do it, and most importantly my knee has been holding up well doing it for over eight years now.

I am glad to have found this team. I have never thought to give myself a yearly mileage goal. Thanks to you guys I may just do that this year! : )

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2/25/16 9:29 A

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If the foot injury allows you to swim (even though you'll get wet), that's awesome. Welcome back to Spark and to this team! This is an awesome, caring team. So if you jump in and get to know the members, we'll be here for you!

“Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming ... WOW! What a ride!”
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2/24/16 10:58 P

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Hi! My name is Dana and I am returning to SP after a little more than a year away due to a foot injury. I have been told that the injury is now considered permanent which means walking is pretty limited and the weight is moving in the wrong direction. Time to change that and get back at it with a positive attitude (most of the time) and a new activity of swimming (I dislike getting wet) Yay!!!!

Edited by: ELFDIBITY at: 2/24/2016 (22:59)
Have a great day!

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