Simple question, can a swimmer train and swim 125 km in week? Just curious to know if it is possible that a swimmer can train and swim 125 km every week, week in week out?

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    – JohnP
    Jun 1 '18 at 16:02
  • My personal opinion, a question about the limits of the human body ARE about the fitness. Apr 16 '21 at 23:02

Yes, it’s possible. Is it possible for the vast majority of people? No. Is it beneficial? No. How long would it take? 52 hours at a pace of 2.5 minutes per 100 meters.

Here is one guy that could do it. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Strel

  • I can't see how it would not be beneficial? And I doubt very much that anyone who can only swim 2.5 minutes per 100m would even be able to complete the distance stated week in week out.
    – KyloRen
    May 26 '18 at 5:08
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    It is said that Michael Phelps swims 80 km a week in a total of 36 hours. I guess if you were about as fit as him but specialised in long distance-swimming yes it would be possible to swim 125 km, but resulting in about 9 hours of swimming 6 days a week I do not think it is sustainable
    – Gimli
    May 26 '18 at 7:09
  • @Gimli, Phelps is a middle distance swimmer and his training is much different than a distance swimmer. 4 hours per day and 5 hours on the 6th day, with kick and medley thrown in is all you need.
    – KyloRen
    May 27 '18 at 11:39

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