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I'm 42 years of age and whenever I get an ache or pain it takes a bit longer to heal. I've started swiming twice weekly and if I get a running related injury it is great to know that I have swimming to fall back on. I'm not the fastest swimmer (or runner for that matter), but there is nothing worse than being sidelined from running with niggling injury. If you are new to distance swimming it can be quite daunting at first but just build up gradually 100m stints, the 200m, 400m and so on, it is amazing how easy it becomes when you get into your own pace (freestyle swimming). the breathing in freestyle can be a bit of an issue, I find breathing on alternate sides (every 3rd stroke is just about right for me).
Anyone else using swimming as a supplementary form of exercise?