02 Feb '17, 12pm

Why all runners should be swimming:

Why all runners should be swimming:

It may have been many years since you took a dip in your local pool, so you may feel a little apprehensive. Check out the timetable at your local swimming pool and scout out the specific lane-swimming hours to avoid the pool being over crowded (and filled with children)! If you’re feeling a little under confident, opt for the slow lane while you remind yourself of the different strokes. Whether you’re a frequent swimmer or have not swam properly since your school years, Keeley would recommend that all runners looking to take up swimming as a cross-training activity take lessons. “Most struggle with breathing when it comes to swimming. There are limited opportunities to inhale during swimming, making it harder early on until the stroke mechanics are improved. Poor swimming technique can quickly tire you for the wrong reasons, so some lessons would be advised to get the best...

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