Runners Or Swimmers?

#3
I'm a surfer so my swimming skills are fairly strong. I've passed lifeguard tryouts.

As for running, I've always and still do hate it with a passion. And just last week I spoke with a friend whom is an avid runner and I asked him to take me on as a student.
 
#5
I'm a surfer so my swimming skills are fairly strong. I've passed lifeguard tryouts.

As for running, I've always and still do hate it with a passion. And just last week I spoke with a friend whom is an avid runner and I asked him to take me on as a student.
That's pretty cool -- I used to be a competitive swimmer and used to race Michael Phelps (though no one could ever beat that guy). But I was also a lifeguard for about 5 years. Who are you trained under?

And yes, I understand. I used to despise running. You get used to the fluidity of water, running seems too hard on the joints. Though now I admit I'm kind of addicted to running.
 
#7
That's pretty cool -- I used to be a competitive swimmer and used to race Michael Phelps (though no one could ever beat that guy). But I was also a lifeguard for about 5 years. Who are you trained under?

And yes, I understand. I used to despise running. You get used to the fluidity of water, running seems too hard on the joints. Though now I admit I'm kind of addicted to running.
Wow that sounds sweet. I was pretty good as a kid at both but nothing professional. I latched onto tennis. Very good at serving. Beat a friend who took it up full time. My parents wanted me to go higher, but all those hours of practice needed just to hit a ball over a net...yawn. Video games >. I am pretty pro at video games :whistle:.
 

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#12
I swam competition for 18 yrs . AAU, high school, Creek side swim club. Also i got certified in Life saving from red Cross. had a scholarship for swimming from Chico state, but NOOOOooooooo. I wanted to sling fries with my friends mmm hhmmm. And here I am mmmm hhmmm. Just a humble little chili helpin spread the word of God. mmmm hhmmm I recon.
 
#13
I swam competition for 18 yrs . AAU, high school, Creek side swim club. Also i got certified in Life saving from red Cross. had a scholarship for swimming from Chico state, but NOOOOooooooo. I wanted to sling fries with my friends mmm hhmmm. And here I am mmmm hhmmm. Just a humble little chili helpin spread the word of God. mmmm hhmmm I recon.
That's great -- what were your best strokes and time for each?
 
#15
Well my best stroke is the breast stroke. 100 yds I think was 1.10 min. Free style was 24 sec @ 50 yds. Butterfly was 27 sec @ 50 yds. Back stroke was my weak stroke @ 32 sec@ 50 yds
That's excellent! My best was butterfly. I think my best time was 27.45 seconds at 50 yds. The time I finally broke a 30 felt like a milestone.

Backstroke is also my weakest stroke. I'm kind of a zig-zagger.