100 pounds How To swimming

How to Swim Freestyle

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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8 Comments

  1. Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin

    I like freestyle and back stroke. I love that with backstroke breathing is a bit easier, but its harder to go straight!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I struggle with backstroke. It’s not my strongest.

  2. Kassi

    Hi Lisa!

    I recently started going to the gym with my aunt and decided to try swimming with your tips in mind yesterday! I actually go to MSCC — I think that’s where you go (how weird is that?). Anyways, I really really appreciate the tips. I am by no means a swimmer and the whole time I swam I thought of you and your success and the tips you’ve shared so far!

    I’m having a hard time of it, I was only able to swim for 10-20 minutes, but took that as an achievement (thanks, again, to you!). My form is terrible and I feel like I’m wobbling all over the place. I am completely out of breath by the time I reach the end of the pool, but I’m resting in between laps and working hard.

    The next step for me is to buy a swim cap, goggles and ear plugs (maybe even a nose plug?). I’m really bad about breathing and I’ve never quite gotten that part down — I’m thinking the nose plug/goggles will help (especially since I’m freaked out by the idea of my head going under water).

    Thanks again for your inspiration, you are awesome.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Kassi-that’s so great that you’re trying swimming! And yes, I used to go to MSCC. That’s where I swam to lose my weight. I also wear a noseplug (habit from synchronized swimming) and it’s much nicer.

  3. Maris

    Great blog it’s not often that I comment but I felt you deserve it.

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