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Welcome to the mile club. I have not been able to do it every day, but I do it 4 to 5 times per week. I started out doing a quarter mile and thought I was going to die, but I kept it up and kept on adding laps. I have been doing a mile for over a year.
My goal is to maintain a steady pace, and simply work on improving my form, style and speed. I
I feel terrific when I get out of the pool! For me, swimming boosts endorphins to the point that I almost feel high. Also, there is a true sense of accomplishment. I always have lots of energy.
By the way, I am 66 (67 this summer).