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vol 01-26-2010 12:04 AM

Time of swimming?
 
Does the time of swimming (e.g. morning, evening...) make difference to health benefits?

ewa.swimmer 01-26-2010 02:02 AM

Interesting question. I swim at 4 am in an outdoor pool during the week because I'm a morning person and I can get in plenty of time before leaving for work at 6:45. I know I don't swim as well at the end of the day, after work.

vol 01-26-2010 02:55 AM

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Originally Posted by ewa.swimmer (Post 8680)
Interesting question. I swim at 4 am in an outdoor pool during the week because I'm a morning person and I can get in plenty of time before leaving for work at 6:45. I know I don't swim as well at the end of the day, after work.

4am?!! Sometimes I haven't gone to bed yet! :D (What time do you go to bed, then? Just amazed...) Is that a public pool opening so early, with lifeguard?

ewa.swimmer 01-26-2010 04:57 AM

It's a community association pool. No lifeguard. I pay a dollar a month extra to have an after hours pass. Security office is also at the pool so I feel relatively safe. I usually go to bed around 8 on weeknights. Weekends I take a nap so I can have a more adult bedtime. Weekends while on Oahu I usually swim later in the ocean. Don't know how I evolved into this schedule...doesn't fit with most of the rest of the world. However since the weather is almost always good here there is always someone doing some kind of exercise when I'm on the way to the pool (running, walking the dog, etc.)

Eganed 04-10-2012 11:13 AM

Hi vol,
Well it depends on your time management and I don't think it makes any difference if you swim in pool as they maintain the purification and temperature. I swim at 8 pm after office as its hard to swim before office due to busy schedule.

rosa.michelle 06-07-2012 06:28 AM

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Originally Posted by vol (Post 8679)
Does the time of swimming (e.g. morning, evening...) make difference to health benefits?

morning is better for so many reasons
though doing it at another times is beneficial too!

rosa.michelle 06-07-2012 06:34 AM

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Originally Posted by vol (Post 8679)
Does the time of swimming (e.g. morning, evening...) make difference to health benefits?

morning is better for so many reasons
though doing it at another times is beneficial too!

andyinnorway 06-07-2012 11:46 AM

I think the health benefits would be greatest if you swim at the time of day you feel best. I would prefer to swim 10-12 everyday as that would be be best for my body clock but our pool has public sessions 6-8 morning and 6-8 in the evening on alternate days so I go when its open.

Open water I do like the evening time, its just nice with the sun I think and the water is normally a couple of degrees warmer.

The Parrot 06-07-2012 05:57 PM

4am for Heaven's Sake!
 
I am absolutely convinced that MY body does not function as well at this ungodly hour and is much better at lunchtime and evening when my enzyme systems have woken up. This is based on experience in ultra-distance running races and cycle time-trial races as well as swimming. I am also more prone to injury early in the day, even allowing for more careful warm-up, and as an endorphin junkie I feel that I could get the benefits of sustained endurance activity more readily in the evening. Each to his own I suppose?

Martin T.

tomoy 06-11-2012 06:25 AM

I think that in the context of circadian rhythms, earlier in the day/morning is probably better than later in the evening. It sets a pace for your body, for the day.

I'm no doctor though so I can't be any more specific than that. Just a little experience from one with a slight sleep 'disorder.'


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