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No one mentioned this, but bull sharks have been spotted in Lake Michigan before... http://wgntv.com/2014/08/14/is-that-a-shark-in-lake-michigan/


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Make sure the roti is made from whole-wheat flour, the rice should be brown rice and the bread should be whole grain bread. Also, make sure you eat at least 400 grams of vegetables during the day. The exercise you do should have sufficient intensity, you should measure how fast you run during that 20 minutes. If the pace is slower than about 13 km/h then ...


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I have to say that I would encourage using a snorkel rather than flotation aids. With a snorkel you can easily just lay face down in the water and float, without doing anything. From there it's quite natural (I think) to do a breast stroke style swim, but you can also work on front crawl. Once you can move forward, you can learn to breathe (without the ...


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Why not tie a rope or something to the boat and yourself? So if anything happens to the boat you'll still be connected.


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Is it safe? It's somewhat less safe than swimming alone in a backyard pool without a life jacket. It's all about your own personal assumption of risk. You are an experienced swimmer and (presumably) experienced boater. You are swimming with a life jacket on. You have taken steps to minimize what factors you can. There are myriad things that could go wrong, ...


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Having crossed the Pacific Ocean on our own boat, we thought a lot about questions such as this. In general I would not be concerned about swimming mid-lake, as the danger does not seem materially greater than the boat sinking mid-lake with you aboard, a risk you seem willing to accept. Obviously significant swell or wind which could blow the boat away from ...


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A suggestion, since you seem to prefer the quiet aspect of this, would be to find someone that enjoys floating on a boat out in the middle of nowhere with a good book or music. They can relax on the boat and read while you swim alone. Maybe have a beer and sandwiches together. They also get a boat to hang out on, assuming they don't have one, and you get an ...


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It depends what you mean by okay. If you mean "is it safe?" then the answer is simple: No, it is not safe. If you get into trouble you stand a high risk of death. No-one will be able to rescue you. But for the broader question of whether that means it's not okay, we can't answer that. It's up to you to assess the danger by assessing the chances of an ...


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I've done a lot of offshore sailing and sometimes you'll get totally becalmed. Hot muggy conditions and the water is so flat you can literally shave in the reflection. It's hard not to jump in with conditions like that. Soap up, jump in, swim around the boat a few times, etc. A very famous and accomplished sailor named Bernard Moitessier would (solo) have ...


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Although swimming alone in the middle of Lake Michigan sounds wonderful and has its benefits to you, swimming alone has life altering/ending risks. The chances may be minimal that something dangerous could happen, but see my story below for an example that bad things can happen. If something did happen you don't seem to have left yourself any communication ...


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few people can swim consecutive laps when they start, so to get the most out of a thirty minute swim for instance, walk a length of the pool as an 'active rest' between 'traditional' stroke lengths. Breath capacity naturally improves with swimming, especially with strokes like freestyle, as your breathing rhythm is regimented by periods when your mouth is ...


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I cannot comment as I don't have enough reputation just yet. I agree with the person above. And yes of course it is great to mix it up ! I would recommend looking up swim sets on the internet for beginners. You are Belgian so jut type something like "session 4 nages d├ębutant" and you'll find plenty of cool sessions. Once more advanced, look up the masters ...


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Every swimming stroke can do each of these things, and focus on different muscle groups. My suggestion, just swim laps! If you swam a lot as a kid, just pick it back up. Start with some of the easier strokes like breast stroke until you see some aerobic improvement. If you feel comfortable with that and are getting bored. Move to the backstroke and ...



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