Just keep swimming!

The title to this entry comes from the movie Finding Nemo. Remember Dory?

I learnt swimming many years ago however I never learnt it properly or was good at it. I could swim about 25 meters. I have been planning to take up swimming training for quite some time but it never quite worked out.

Finally, a few months back, me and my wife, managed to enroll for swimming training at the Tilak Tank in Pune.

It’s now been about 3 months of regular swimming and I can now swim breast stroke about (21 meters x 40) = 840 meters at one go. I am still struggling a little with freestyle as I get exhausted in about 5 rounds. Freestyle is very fast paced and unless you consciously slow down, it is very easy to burn out. There’s no gliding in freestyle and so I end up doing the short sprint equivalent in the water.

My backstroke is ordinary and I haven’t yet tried out the butterfly. Butterfly is considered very difficult and exhausting but it is surely the best stroke to watch.

Swimming is a super sport as it gives you an entire body workout and is great fun. I hope to keep swimming regularly. Let’s see if things do work out that way. Check these links to get started with swimming or if you wish to improve your technique.

The comments to the articles are also useful.

  1. FreeStyle
  2. BreastStroke
  3. BackStroke
  • Kamini joshi

    I have learnt swimming many times but have never been good at it,how can you move both your hands and legs legs simultaneously in swimming, I want to improve my technique.

    • Paragtapray

      yes u can synchronise ur stroke by timing and coordination,and pl tell us about which stroke u want to improve .parag

  • Kamini joshi

    I have learnt swimming many times but have never been good at it,how can you move both your hands and legs legs simultaneously in swimming, I want to improve my technique.

  • Saurabh Bhagat

    Hi,

    me and my wife are looking for a good swimming pool with an instructor in viman nagar/kalyani nagar/koregaon park/aundh etc….it will be good if there are seperate ladies batches…please suggest…

  • Saurabh Bhagat

    Hi,

    me and my wife are looking for a good swimming pool with an instructor in viman nagar/kalyani nagar/koregaon park/aundh etc….it will be good if there are seperate ladies batches…please suggest…

  • Nitin

    Hi Harshad,

    I am a mumbaite, planning to move to Pune for work. Me and my sons are crazy about swimming and would like to persue it after moving to pune. We are yet to finalise the school and house for us. The decision has one ‘must’: proximity to swimming pool to the house.

    By any chance, can you help us to locate various good swimming pools in Pune?

    Thanks,
    Nitin

  • Nitin

    Hi Harshad,

    I am a mumbaite, planning to move to Pune for work. Me and my sons are crazy about swimming and would like to persue it after moving to pune. We are yet to finalise the school and house for us. The decision has one ‘must’: proximity to swimming pool to the house.

    By any chance, can you help us to locate various good swimming pools in Pune?

    Thanks,
    Nitin

  • Saravana

    Hi,
    I want to learn swim properly. I am looking for a good swimming training center in Vishrantwadi.

    Please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Saravana.

  • Saravana

    Hi,
    I want to learn swim properly. I am looking for a good swimming training center in Vishrantwadi.

    Please let me know.

    Thanks,
    Saravana.

  • Chanu Ak

    Hi,
    Can anyone suggest me a pool where there are lady trainers an preferably a different timing for ladies. I really want to learn swimming. Any info regarding this is highly appreciated. My email address is tomakoijam@yahoo.com.Thanks

  • Chanu Ak

    Hi,
    Can anyone suggest me a pool where there are lady trainers an preferably a different timing for ladies. I really want to learn swimming. Any info regarding this is highly appreciated. My email address is tomakoijam@yahoo.com.Thanks

  • PRIYANKA KULKARNI

    i want to go for swimming on saturday and sunday as i am a working women, i am finding a ladies batch near bibwewadi, deccan or market yard, salasbury park area, pl. let me know the timming for ladies batch where i can pay and swim for 2 hrs. atleast on saturday and sunday

  • PRIYANKA KULKARNI

    i want to go for swimming on saturday and sunday as i am a working women, i am finding a ladies batch near bibwewadi, deccan or market yard, salasbury park area, pl. let me know the timming for ladies batch where i can pay and swim for 2 hrs. atleast on saturday and sunday

  • PRIYANKA KULKARNI

    i am a working women lady from pune, searching for swimming pool at bibwewadi, marketyard, salasbury park and deccan area which will have ladies batch kindly suggest me the swimming pool address and tel. no.

  • PRIYANKA KULKARNI

    i am a working women lady from pune, searching for swimming pool at bibwewadi, marketyard, salasbury park and deccan area which will have ladies batch kindly suggest me the swimming pool address and tel. no.

  • Ramakrishna

    I am working, i want to learn swimming from scratch on Thursdays, because that was othe only day i have Week OFF, I stay in Pimpri,
    Can any one, let me know, about any good swimming pools and trainers are available in and around Pimpri / Chinchwad / Aund / Sanghvi / Nigdi places ? or even as far as law college road also fine.
    Would like spent and can pay for 2 hrs. only on Thursdays.
    My email ID: ramky.adi@gmail.com
    Thanks & Regards,
    Ramki

  • Ramakrishna

    I am working, i want to learn swimming from scratch on Thursdays, because that was othe only day i have Week OFF, I stay in Pimpri,
    Can any one, let me know, about any good swimming pools and trainers are available in and around Pimpri / Chinchwad / Aund / Sanghvi / Nigdi places ? or even as far as law college road also fine.
    Would like spent and can pay for 2 hrs. only on Thursdays.
    My email ID: ramky.adi@gmail.com
    Thanks & Regards,
    Ramki

  • Anand Gumaste

    My son is in competitive swimming. Medal winner in couple of state swimming championships. He is potential National medal winner this year. Can anyone provide me some information about the sponsors for him.

    Anand Gumaste

  • Anand Gumaste

    My son is in competitive swimming. Medal winner in couple of state swimming championships. He is potential National medal winner this year. Can anyone provide me some information about the sponsors for him.

    Anand Gumaste

  • seema dudhe

    I am looking to Join swimming classes .I am not having any prior experience experience of swimming .Looking for a swimming training centre near by Hadapsar Bus Stand.

  • seema dudhe

    I am looking to Join swimming classes .I am not having any prior experience experience of swimming .Looking for a swimming training centre near by Hadapsar Bus Stand.

  • Himanshu Shah

    Hi, I would like to join swimming classes….i have a pool in my society.
    Can anyone help me with the trainer who can teach me near hadapsar, vimannagar

    Thanks,
    Himanshu Shah

  • Himanshu Shah

    Hi, I would like to join swimming classes….i have a pool in my society.
    Can anyone help me with the trainer who can teach me near hadapsar, vimannagar

    Thanks,
    Himanshu Shah

  • Rohit Mujumdar

    Hi Harshad

    Greetings, me would be locating to pune and hence wud seek ur guidance in locating swimming pools in pune since i am really interested in this sport.

    cud u pls help/

    regds

  • Rohit Mujumdar

    Hi Harshad

    Greetings, me would be locating to pune and hence wud seek ur guidance in locating swimming pools in pune since i am really interested in this sport.

    cud u pls help/

    regds

  • MEENA

    hi i wanted to know is there any good swiming schools in pimpri or in deccan side.
    i am 18 now can i increase my height through swiming.

  • MEENA

    hi i wanted to know is there any good swiming schools in pimpri or in deccan side.
    i am 18 now can i increase my height through swiming.

  • vaishali

    hi i want to learn swimming in pune,also need a lady trainer for the same.pl suggest me as to where do i go? but preferred place are hadapsar so pl suggest me.

  • vaishali

    hi i want to learn swimming in pune,also need a lady trainer for the same.pl suggest me as to where do i go? but preferred place are hadapsar so pl suggest me.

    • vivek

      Hi Swati,
      If you are still keen on learning swimming or you know people who might be interested then give a call to personal trainer vivek @ 7709756177

  • Good to know you learn to swim and back stroke style, keep practicing and enjoy.

  • vjr21

    I want to send by kids for swimming classes. Please suggest places closer to bund garden

  • That's the great article! I just pass 'n read it, two thumbs up! 😉

  • HImani

    Hey, would like to learn how to swim.. Would anybody be aware of swimming classes around NIBM, Kondhwa / Undri area..

  • Himani

    Hi,

    Am keen on learning to swim… Does anyone have any information on swimming classes around NIBM / Kondhwa.

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  • reetha

    hi harshad, good blog.m staying in pimple saudagar, aundh, m 50 yrs. first learnt swimming in CPR,Pashan. then in the balewadi pool both for a month each and each after a few years gap. now since a year been going regularly to the xtrim club pool. have learnt butterfly and backstroke by watching videos from internet. also perfected my freestyle and breastroke and sidestroke. now want to know if u know of any institutes close to aundh, pimpri where they conduct instructors course.