We put in our backyard pool last year in August. It doesn't have a heater, so we took the winter off. The boys (my oldest son and my husband) have been swimming nearly every day since March when the temperatures were in the 60s and 70s. Now that the temperature is in the low 80s, I, too, am swimming every day.
I've been trying to run once on the weekends and once on the treadmill at the YMCA during the week, but I'd also like to make more of a concerted effort to exercise in the pool while I'm having out with the boys.
Here are some resources I found:
- 20 Minute Workout from Fitness Magazine
This video includes some interesting ideas:
- Treading water with arms while one leg is sticking out straight
- Dolphin kick on the side of the pool
- Otter roll
- Pike treading water
- Ball lever
And, the best news is that treading water is apparently similar to running six miles an hour. That's a really good workout for me!