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Old 07-22-2013
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An interesting read for me.
I am at least twice as fit and 3 times stronger than i was 12 months ago from all the out of water exercising i have done to help my swimming but my times have increased and now i am working back on drills for the improvement hoping that the fitness will come into play at some poiint
I see all size and age people swim past me with a lot less effort due to their technique being better.
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Old 07-22-2013
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Rincewind directly addressed my question. Perhaps there are others with personal or coaching experience that bears on the matter?

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What works for me once I am in the weight loss mode is slight changes to diet, cutting out sugar and beer (yes I know its a crime, but....) I usually start noticing results within 2 weeks.
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Old 07-23-2013
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Here's another article on the subject:

http://www.swimmingscience.net/searc...%20composition
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Old 07-23-2013
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Here's another article on the subject:

http://www.swimmingscience.net/searc...%20composition
awesome article! thx for sharing!
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Old 07-23-2013
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Here's another article on the subject:

http://www.swimmingscience.net/searc...%20composition
Yeah, but once again they compare swimmers with an already established body composition.

More objective test would be to examine the same swimmer at different body compositions. I can see how that is not very practical though, no competitive swimmer would ever agree to put on 20lbs of fat for the sake of an experiment.
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Old 07-23-2013
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More objective test would be to examine the same swimmer at different body compositions. I can see how that is not very practical though, no competitive swimmer would ever agree to put on 20lbs of fat for the sake of an experiment.

On the other hand, distance swimmers have been known to put on large amounts of body fat in preparation for an arduous swim, such as the English Channel. I gather they lose several kilos in the course of the crossing.

These considerations are probably not relevant to the ordinary somewhat overweight recreational swimmer, who would no doubt benefit in general health from losing a few (or even quite a few) kilos, but might not see any noticeable difference in swimming speed.
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Old 07-24-2013
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On the other hand, distance swimmers have been known to put on large amounts of body fat in preparation for an arduous swim, such as the English Channel.
I (for one) would be very interested to learn what happens to swim times during such times of weight gain. Any distance swimmers out there who would share their experience(s)?

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