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Swimming Pool Swimming

From: Eva
Category: Life
Date: 11 November 2004


This activity is flexible enough to suit all moods.

Swimming can be rewarding if you enter the pool already relaxed. The stroke becomes leaner and stronger. Not trying too hard lessens the splashing, allowing energy often wasted fighting the water to be put to better use. If the swimmer is too relaxed then frequent small breaks may be taken until the stroke is found, as muscles can on occasion be fixed against exercise.

Conversely, if the starting point is a foul stinky temper swimming is a great way to let it all out. If the swimmer is in a crowded pool and fears this will worsen a bad mood there are tactics that will help. A fast swimmer can aggressively overtake those in the same lane. Belittling large splashing show-offs can be especially satisfying, but beware as this can backfire. A very slow swimmer in a brooding mood may prefer to swim slower than usual to frustrate those behind.

The swimming pool swimming experience is a world away to that of sea swimming. Chlorine is one obvious factor, though with growing sea pollution the chemical difference is decreasing in significance. Pool swimming for adults often involves fixing the eyes on a white line at the bottom of the pool, concentrating on stroke, time and lap counting. Sea swimming involves concentrating on keeping your head above the water and not being caught by the tide, and, depending on the place the temperature and beauty of the spot.

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