Optimal stroke-per-length range – 25-yard pool

At noon today, I went for masters swim at JCC. After my month-long hiatus in November-December, I have been avoiding swimming. Today though, I actually enjoyed the swim session. My stroke felt smoother and my breathing felt unlabored as I swam 2,500 meters including a few drills and some speed work.

Strokes per lap for a 25-yard pool

Anne sent me this chart for 25-yard pools for optimal strokes per lap. Since I take about 17-18 strokes per length, I fall perfectly within the range for my height. Now if only I could increase my cadence!!

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