Since August 2015 when I had my ultra-super-hyperactive thyroids treated with radioactive iodine I have been diligent in swimming nearly every morning in our pool in Santa Ana, Costa Rica.
Distance swimming or running bore me to tears so I prefer ‘high-intensity’ swim training with lots of sprints.
It’s great to see and feel progress and after three months I have certainly lost weight around my waist, my strength and speed have increased significantly and my lung capacity has definitely improved.
To be honest I’m a little frustrated with my 50m time because I swim 25m in 12 seconds which means the turn at the end of the pool and the second length is obviously taking 16 seconds which is significantly longer but it’s a good start for this 55 year old expat enjoying life more than ever in Santa Ana, Costa Rica.
Next week I will try and find out the process of joining a swim club in San José which has a 50m pool!
PS. To qualify for the Men’s 50m freestyle in the 2016 Olympics (Yeah! Right! 🙂 I have to get my time down to 22.27
Written by Scott Oliver, author of 1: How To Buy Costa Rica Real Estate Without Losing Your Camisa, 2: Costa Rica’s Guide To Making Money Offshore and 3. ¿Cómo Comprar Bienes Raíces en Costa Rica, Sin Perder Su Camisa?
Scott Tries To Break His 50M Freestyle Swim Record in Santa Ana, Costa Rica. Free video.
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