My swimming has really improved over the last couple of months.

Being at 9,500 feet above sea level I couldn’t believe how pathetic I was when I got back into the pool. It wasn’t so much my arms or muscles but purely a lack of breath. I should be able to jump into a pool and swim 1,000m no problems but up here, I couldn’t swim 300m without having to stop from lack of breath.

It has been slow but I’m starting to get on top of it and I can swim 1,000m now without a breath. Still nothing compared to what I could do years ago and at sea level but it is nice to look back at the improvement I’ve made.

How many of you guys swim? Anyone swum at altitude? Would love to hear your thoughts.

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