How to train to swim across the pacific ocean?

my lifelong dream has been to swim across the pacific ocean. i love to swim so this would be a great opportunity for me. any ideas for how to train? i would like to make the journey in about 2 weeks so please answer fast!

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Diana Nyad just attempted to swim between Cuba and Florida for the 4th time. Her primary foes were weather, rough water and jellyfish stings. We are talking about relatively calm (3-6' swells) waters covering a distance of about 112 miles. Despite having protection for her face and arms, the jellyfish stung her hands and lips repeatedly when she hit schools of them and had to retire from each attempt or risk anaphalactic shock -- As a testament to Nyad's constitution, one of the divers was "touched" by a tentacle from a brown box jellyfish while removing it from Nyad, then he promptly went into respiratory arrest and needed treatment on the spot. To swim across the pacific has never been done at the wider distances -- for obvious reasons it would be suicide. At its widest point the pacific is over 12000 miles and the wildlife as well as the conditions would be far more hostile. However, there is the possibility of swimming between the U.S. and Asia traversing the Pacific at the Bearing Sea. 53-83 miles or the equivalent of a double to quadruple English Channel crossing depending on your start and finishing points. However you would need a full neoprene wetsuit to accomplish this or you would freeze to death/drown within seconds. I would start by seeking psychiatric help. If that doesn't deter you then I would start by training for a 1500M swim, then 3000, 5000, Train for and finish an Ironman (to see if you can physically endure activity for 13+ hours non-stop. When you get to that point think about 10,000m practices and an English Channel crossing or the Manhattan Island Marathon swim.

How to go underwater without plugging your nose?

How can i go underwater and not hold my nose? People tell me just to blow out my nose, but i can't do that, i like to stay underwater 20 to 25 seconds at a time and i can just not breath that slow out my nose. And then they tell me to just not breath, but i can't do it! Can someone pls explain step by step or maybe another way?

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You can only get water up your nose if your lungs are not super full of air. So, you must be certain that you take in a HUGE deep breath before you go under and ... before you go under take in a little more (there will be room). If you still get water up your nose then you did not fill your lungs. After you are under, start to slowly let air out through your nose. If air is coming out, water cannot get in.

How to increase my time and endurance in swimming?

So I have been swimming since I was about 2 years old every year, but mostly during the summer. I'm going to join this competitive swim team and I want to increase my speed and how long I can swim, any tips?

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This is a complicated question, seeing as you want to increase both your speed and endurance. I will give you a few sets directed at both. Because I don't know how good your swimming ability is I'll give you a rough out line and you can (if you decide to use them) adjust them to your level of ability Set one - Speed 2 * 50m max on 1:15 200 easy 2 * 35 max swim through to the 50 on 1:15 1 * 50 max on 1:15 200 easy 3 * 25 meter max swim through to the 50 on 1:15 2 * 50 meter max on 1:15 200 easy Then repeat the set a second time, the objective of this set is to be totally stuffed by the end of the first set, also to increase you finishing speed Set two is much simpler but a tough one focused on Vo2 max it's... 24*100's first 8 on 1:40 holding around 30 beats bellow your max heart rate second 8 are on 1:50 holding around 20 beats bellow your max heart rate third 8 are on 2:00 max so your times each 100 should be dropping about 1-2 seconds on average each 8 Remember if you decide to do any one of these sets to not give up, it will be really hard if you do them right but that's the only way you will improve Hope this helps

How to connect a vacuum to a pool with no skimmer?

To clean our pool I get in the pool with the vacuum and my husband holds the hose on the outlet on the pool, he has to hold it the whole time I vacuum. We don't have a skimmer on the pool, and the hose doesn't fit the outlet. What can we do?

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"My Hayward kept getting stuck on the main drain cover. I did a lot of web research and found This is a MAJOR problem with MANY users. I found the solution at: http://www.maindrainclipon.com The owner/inventor is an aeronautical engineer who had the same problem so he designed and patented a solution." ~ Courtesy of http://www.kevincoxpools.com

How to learn how to swim at home?

How do you learn how to swim at home WITHOUT a teacher?

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Get some floaties.

How is it possible to drown in a lake if you know how to swim?

A couple days ago a young boy (17) drowned in a lake, I don't see how it is possible for someone drown in a lake. If you can't swim then why would you go to a lake? I am a great swimmer, and I was wondering if it is something that pulls you under somehow, or does the wind have anything to do with it? If your a good swimmer is it still possible to drown and die in a lake? Thanks

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There are plenty of ways to drown, even if you are an experienced swimmer. This is why swimming alone, or only with people who are weak swimmers, is NEVER a good idea. Some are: 1) Cramps: bad cramps can cause you to panic or prevent you from moving very much and you can drown. Has nothing to do with eating though: that's a myth. 2) Injury on like, an underwater rock or something. 3) Swallowing water the wrong way when a wave hits you in the face. 4) Having trouble and running out of energy when trying to swim back to shore against too much wind, or getting caught in a current that takes you further out and you tire yourself out fighting it, or just high waves you're trying to swim against. 5) Swimming to the bottom and getting caught in something. 6) Getting hit by a boat or jet ski that doesn't notice you. Others come to mind: these are just a few. 7) Muscle sprain... hurts a lot.... panic. Panicking when you're in the water - for ANY reason at all, can be deadly because you lose control and can swallow water. When you are in the water it's important to remain calm NO MATTER WHAT: if you start to panic, you're in far more danger!! 8) Hypothermia: cold water can slow down and even partially paralyze even a strong swimmer, or they can just run out of energy because of low body temperature. Sometimes there are cold currents in lakes or places where cold water wells up from below. Hypothermia can sneak up on you and especially if you are far offshore, it can be deadly. 9) Low blood sugar because of too much exertion: say you're swimming a fair distance on an empty stomach and you are skinny and have low fat reserves. You can run out of blood sugar, to the point where you can't swim any more. This almost happened to me once!! Afterwards i nearly passed out: everything turned grey instead of being in color: it was pretty cool, actually. When you are swimming in cold water, you use up much more blood sugar, as your body struggles to keep warm enough to function. The bottom line here, is that if anything goes wrong in deep water, if you panic, or can't move very well, or run out of energy or whatever, you are in trouble.

How to pee in the pool without getting caught?

We are going to a pool where the bathroom is far away because its a water park.

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Unless you tell anyone, no one will know.

How to get child to stop swimming vertical?

I teach swim lessons and lately I have had some students that swim vertically and can't seem to get their bellys on top of the water and bootys up. I was just wondering what kind of methods would help my students to stop doing this? Thanks. And also, I teach special needs lessons and I have this little boy who has a sensory problem who swims vertically. Any suggestions?

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try making them use kickboard

How to pass time during swim practice?

I do competitive swimming it seems slow passing time it's also so tiring. How can i make time pass and not be so tiring?

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I'm also a swimmer and sometimes have this same problem, although it's not unique, just try to not think about it, and just think about splits and times, and don't overthink anything. If you can, count down instead of up, and sometimes singing a song helps, or thinking about out of swimming things, such as what your going to do that weekend, or homework or so on. good luck!

How to prevent goggles from falling off your cap while diving?

Is it better putting your goggles inside your cap during practice? I'm always having trouble with my diving. My legs are spread out when i dive. Any tips to improve my diving?

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If you can tighten your goggles, try that. also, so goggles have to straps... try putting one above your bun and one below! i always wear mine out of my cap, that way it there is a malfunction during a race i can rip them off instead of having them filling up with water, digging into my face, etc. Basic diving form: make your self as stream-lined as possible, that means keep your legs together & straight, point your toes, arms extended, chin tucked it slightly (which will help keep your goggles on also). What you can do it go to a public swim and watch other divers, to see how they do it, as well as practice! good luck with everything!

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