Beginner Speed

Beginner Speed

Post by HyPeRGa » Tue, 25 Feb 1997 04:00:00


i am a beginner swimmer and i have taken my time as the following

25m - 24sec

50m - 1.06sec

is this speed considered slow or is it average or fast?
is it possible for me to train till the olympic speed?
btw, i'm a high school student


Beginner Speed

Post by MktgMa » Tue, 25 Feb 1997 04:00:00

To answer your question honestly, your times are very slow for your age.
BUT, that doesn't mean that with the proper training, coaching, outlook,
and a large dose of natural talent, you can't get faster and make Olympic
time qualifications. Try setting a more achieveable short term goal like
dropping :08 in the 25m and :15 in the 50m free. From your post, I assumed
that was the stroke you were swimming. Join a local swim team, even your
school's if you have one, and most importantly, HAVE FUN!