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Preparing for a long distance swim?

27 Apr Posted by in Tweet Posts | 1 comment

Question by : Preparing for a long distance swim?
I have a 10 kilometre swim in 3 days and I haven’t done any training. I am totally capable of completing the distance though. I swim 1-2 times a week. What kind of things should I do to prepare? Exercise? What kind of food should I eat on the day? Energy drinks? Tips would be great thanks 🙂

Best answer:

Answer by Edwin
First off, you shouldn’t be doing long distance swims without preparing. I recommend that you swim every day for about 30 minutes. Eat foods that are light and high energy for example you can eat trail mix. You should also work on your technique like high elbows and extending your arms. A crucial thing to work on is breathing learning how to breath properly will help you be more efficient. Some drills you can do is:
-legs only with board
-Black line drill
-Finger trail/ Shoulder Trap (good for high elbows)
-sculling

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