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What kind of swimmer are you?

Posted by _SpRiNt_ on June 27, 2003 - 23:31 CET
Are you a olimpic medalist?
A international medalist?
A olimpic swimmer?
A national champion?
A regional or state champion?
A good swimmer from your club?
Or simple a someone whos working the body?

Is your club one of the best of your country (be modest)??

;P I have to admit my club is short time club that is fight in the 4th championship national portuguese club division!
A very very very modest club...

Posted by _SpRiNt_ on June 27, 2003 - 23:34 CET
I mean the 4th Division of the National Club Portuguese Championship!!!

In Portugal there are only 4 divisions... we are in the last one

Posted by dolphin on July 1, 2003 - 18:36 CET
We have 6 divisions in the competition. There are 3 national divisions and 3 regional. We were till last year in the 4th division, (that's regional), but now we are in the 5th. So I can say our club is not really good.
For myself, I am a regional swimmer. I am a good swimmer of my club and I compeet at the regional championships.

Posted by zwemtoerist on July 5, 2003 - 21:11 CET
I'm a swimmer who just misses the national championships every year by less than a second. I think that isn't bad at all beacause I practice max. 3 times a week. My team consists of swimmers who just want to swim for fun and who like it to beat swimmers who pratice every day.

About the club competition: besides the three national divisions (A-, B- and C-division) we have five regions with three divisions each. My team (De Futen) is in the highest regional division of region 3. The competition consist five competition-days spread over the season. Last season we missed promotion to the (national) C-division by less than 25 seconds on a total of 20,000 seconds. The first ten clubs of the highest regional divisions made promotion and our team became 11th (!) in the final ranking....

Posted by _SpRiNt_ on July 7, 2003 - 07:29 CET
You have great times zwemtoerist for someone that pratices only 3 times a week (!) Its that realy true?

Posted by zwemtoerist on July 7, 2003 - 16:47 CET
I'm sorry to say it, but it is true. If you don't belive me: just check my pb's on the long(er) distances.

400m freestyle: 4.50.18
800m freestyle: 10.05.33
1500m freestyle: 19.49.35

Need to say more?

Posted by _SpRiNt_ on July 7, 2003 - 21:13 CET
Not soo good like the 50 and 100mt ...
But I dont do must more better times than that...
And I train 5 times a week (!) ... but my trainings are not soo strongs... to improve much more...
How are your trainings?

Posted by zwemtoerist on July 7, 2003 - 22:09 CET
A "normal" training session (1 hour) for me is:

400m warming up
3x200m every 3'
5x100m every 2'
8x50m every 1'
300m only using legs
300m only using arms
400m cooling down

And when there is some time left we do relays with the younger swimmers. So I think it isn't really a special program that I swim during a training session

What is a normal training session for you?

Posted by chlorinebreath on July 8, 2003 - 12:42 CET
im a regional level swimmer, last regionals i was the second youngest guy

Posted by chlorinebreath on July 9, 2003 - 00:47 CET
a "normal" for me is (short course meters):

1500-2400 warmup
short drill or heartrate set (1000)
main set (around 4000)
100 cool down

on shortdays i swim an hour and then have an hour of dryland and stuff

1200-1500 warmup
short drill/heartrate set (1000)
main set (around 2000)
100 easy

i only can swim once a day 6 days of week becasue of my shoulder, but 5 more times a week i train by running or biking

Posted by _SpRiNt_ on July 9, 2003 - 08:52 CET
Like I said I have 5 trains a week
With a duration of an 1h30

I could swim in a train from 2500mt to 4000mt depends if we have a important competition or not... things like that!

The warm up is about from 400mt to 500mt

Sometimes we make legs and arms... and after that some short sprints of 100mt or 200mt or 50mt...

We use to make every training some drills...

And the main set used to be around 1000mt to 2000mt (series of 1x1500mt or 2x800mt or 400mt, 200mt, 100mt or even 50mt...)

Everybody does the some training... No specific training for sprinters or long meters swimmers or breaststrokers or butterflyers...

In the end we do 100mt cool down or we make some sprinters with jump like 2x75mt or 4x25mt or 2x50mt best style !

No workout!
I love working the body... but dont konw the best way to make it so I can improve in the water...

Posted by Mike the pike on April 26, 2004 - 23:57 CET
i do 8 x 2hr sessions a week and i really try to get nationals but i miss out each year because my birthday is a day after the age date

Posted by Saku on April 27, 2004 - 10:40 CET
i amke the times for the nationals here easily. im in the youth national team but dont get any medals on international competition
my club is at the moment the best in finland.

Posted by blueshots on April 27, 2004 - 13:21 CET
I'm gettin there, slowly, i quit when i was bout 11 and only now at uni I'm gettin bak into it after gettin fed up wiv gym work for the sake of gym work. All those of u who think about quiting just remeber it only gets harder cos u gotta fit in other stuff like work un things, its gotta b better to cram the milage in wen all u gotta do is get to school. One of the reasons i quit was because of growing pains at my knees, another was because i didnt want my folks to have to keep ferrying me backwards and forwards to the pool. something that they probably wouldnt have minded. I trained bout 4/5times aweek wiv a mix on 1hr and 2hr sessions and landwork on top

Posted by blueshots on April 27, 2004 - 13:22 CET
*trained, thats wat i do now

Posted by kafwrine on April 27, 2004 - 23:03 CET
I won the national age groups a few times in the 100 and 200 freestyle, but lots of people have overtaken me now!! I did the British Olympic trials last month and did lots of PBs, but I was no where near making the team. The best competitions I've been to are the European Juniors and the World Cups. V fun

Posted by on April 30, 2004 - 22:38 CET
I have also been to the european juniors in 200 fly, and won 17 different tittles, in the national age group championship, in 3 years. Now i have half my training down from 10 to 5 times a week, but im still in the top 3 at the national seniors.
I have become a master swimmeer at the age for 19...

Posted by _SpRiNt_ on May 1, 2004 - 11:52 CET
A master...!? Soo young :O

Posted by Long_Distance_Rocks on May 8, 2004 - 15:43 CET
LONG DISTANCE ROCKS!! woo yeah...go the 800 and 1500 FS..and the 400 IM!!

Posted by Saku on May 9, 2004 - 09:13 CET
long distance sucks^^

Posted by blueshots on May 25, 2004 - 14:19 CET
i do the masters meets in the 19-24 age group and some open water meets in the summer. Furthest so far has bin 2km. I do the BUSA meets for uni aswell but they are only twice a year. I have done a couple of live saving nationals too but not for a couple of yrs now as my beach life guard qualification ranout and i aint had a chance to get it retaken

Posted by linus on July 23, 2004 - 16:48 CET
I`m the best swimmer in my agegroup in sweden in all events exept breaststroke. I like long distances best.

Posted by Hassan on August 17, 2004 - 23:12 CET
I was at the Youth Olympics 2003 and became number 6 in a race. Then I was at the Nordic Championship 2003 in December where I got two silver. And now I have qualified for the Nordic Campionship 2004. Im the best in Denmark in my agegroup and one year older this year in 100 backstroke(50m pool). And when I was younger I always won at least three gold at Danish Championship in my agegroup. My Team became 7th last year at the Danish Team Championship in the best league, but we will look for a higher place this year.

Posted by flixx on November 5, 2004 - 18:41 CET
I'm national champion 100 & 200 breast (short course) and 200 breast (long) in my agegroup.

(Though not with very good PBs; 100 breast 1.12.82 SC and 200 breast 2.41.86 SC, 2.45.23 LC)

Posted by fisketing on November 13, 2004 - 14:17 CET
I'm a long-distance breaststroker... One of the older swimmers left in DK (sad sad sad).

I'd like the long-distance free to be in here aswell.

800 : 8.18.05
1500 : 16.16.10 (from the last millennium )

Posted by Gunsen on November 14, 2004 - 12:09 CET
yeah! longdistance forever! *smile* but not only 1500!... also 5 or 10k! *rofl*
1500: 16:40 something
5k: 1:00:40
10k : 2:09:45 (19C *cooooold )

Posted by ilse on December 14, 2004 - 16:47 CET
Are you a olimpic medalist? no
A international medalist? no
A olimpic swimmer? no
A national champion? no
A regional or state champion? no, 2th
A good swimmer from your club? yes
Or simple a someone whos working the body? no

Posted by Damcolijn on December 15, 2004 - 20:34 CET
I am a regional swimmer and i'm in the 4th division (of 6) in Holland. We're having a chance to promote this year. Hopefully we will!!

Posted by Mike the pike on December 17, 2004 - 15:59 CET
I swim 7/8 sessions a week and do around 6000-7000m a session a typical session is:

warm up:
1500 (basic drills and long distance)

500-1000 (small sprints depending on main set, focus on main strokes that will be used in main set)

Main set:
400-3000(depending on what energy systems/components of fitness we are working on)

Cool down:
1000m (kick, drill, swim relaxing muscles used in main set)

land training:
30mins (core body strength)

I am a good swimmer for my city and compete at regonal competitions around the country

Posted by Eilidh.thomson3 on April 27, 2008 - 14:52 CET

Posted by anna.kolarova on June 25, 2008 - 14:37 CET
I am the national age group champion in 50 breast and 2-3rd in 100 and 200 breast.

Posted by sabiinetj on August 17, 2008 - 14:00 CET
I'm just someone who's working the body.
I really love to swim, but ore club is not international.
They just have to do something..

Posted by Kristyna on September 13, 2008 - 17:31 CET
I'm in the national team and the national champion in 50 and 100 breatsroke.

Posted by bryan1995tankink on December 21, 2008 - 20:01 CET
ik ben het best in de vrije slag
400; 4.45.11
800; 9.55.10
1500; 18.37.89

Posted by Chriistiina on July 23, 2009 - 18:00 CET
im goning to nationals championships in 50,100,200 Breast. and 50 free...