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Old 06-16-2013
jamie84 jamie84 is offline
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Hi. Anyone got tips or advice on keeping count of lengths swum? Like is the swimovate watch any good?

Thanks Jamie
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Old 06-16-2013
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You can count strokes on one arm entry and alpha-lengths on the other.

e.g. 1 -a, 2-a, 3-a, 4- a up to 16 or whatever your SPL is, then 1-b, 2-b, 3-b..........

Alternatively if I want something to think about other than my stroke then I sometimes do times tables in my head to keep track of my lengths.

1,2,3,4.....
2,4,6,8....
3,6,9,12......
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Hi. Anyone got tips or advice on keeping count of lengths swum? Like is the swimovate watch any good?

Thanks Jamie
Hi Jamie
I use the swimovate and would recommend it if you want it to count laps and times.
I'd say it is about 98 percent accurate as it has only missed a couple of laps in the 12 months or so that I have had it.
I have swam many 60,80 and 100 lap continous sessions and it never missed a lap going by my times.
If it does miss 1 lap it's easy to know as it should read an even number after the second lap home.
The battery lasted me about 12 months and was very easy to change.
That's my wrap on it.
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A little abacus that you could stand at one end of the pool might be handy. You could move a bead for every lap or every four or any number you can count without difficulty.

I may go out tomorrow and see if anyone in my local metropolis (ha ha) sells abacuses or abaci or whatever the plural is.

I looked up the plural and either will do, although the built-in spell checker only recognises abacuses.

I have great difficulty counting beyond four and suspect I may have a bird brain.
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Old 06-17-2013
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A little abacus that you could stand at one end of the pool might be handy. You could move a bead for every lap or every four or any number you can count without difficulty.

I may go out tomorrow and see if anyone in my local metropolis (ha ha) sells abacuses or abaci or whatever the plural is.

I looked up the plural and either will do, although the built-in spell checker only recognises abacuses.

I have great difficulty counting beyond four and suspect I may have a bird brain.
£3.99 with free delivery Richard

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WOODEN-ABA...item27d0546223
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Old 06-17-2013
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Hi Jamie
I bought a swimovate watch from wiggle uk about a month ago and it was money well spent in my book. About $100NZ and it's been really accurate counting laps as nicka said.
I found it frees the mind to focus on what you're actually doing in the water with technique etc - so much to think about without having to count laps! I know some people just swim until they stop but I wanted some numbers to measure, not just feel.
I'm not sure how the efficiency rating works but when the watch tells you you're 'average' slipping in to 'above average' it can give you a mental boost!!!
I would recommend if you like tracking numbers and 'freeing your mind' mid-swim (or maybe only people with nick in their names like them...)
As Dori said, "Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming..."
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Thanks Andy

I've ordered the toy abacus, which I'm sure will do the trick. Cheap, too!

Richard
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Old 06-17-2013
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thanks for the swimovate suggestions, i decided to place my order.

Im not sure what my best is but i think the most i done is 60 freestyle. Or 20 butterfly followed with 30 free style in a small pool.
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Old 06-18-2013
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Set a pile of pennies at the end of the lane and move one at the end
of each lap. You can arrange them in any order to suit your workout
and you'll be hard pressed to invest more than a buck.
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