I am going to add swimming next week to my workout routine but I am not really sure what is technically considered a "lap" or should I keep record by yards?.............
I am going to be swimming at the local recreation center. My watch has a start/split feature that is supposed to help with tracking swim workouts but I need to figure out how that works and what it all means. So I guess I am basically asking what is the best way to record swim workouts and what is the definition of that method?
Also, are there basic strokes or swim styles I should be practicing? I consider myself a fish in another life however I have never swam for exercise or for any other purpose than fun so I don't really know exactly what a swim routine should entail. I would like to, some day, complete a triathlon so I guess that would be my long term goal/purpose for adding swimming to my routine.
Any advise woud be helpful!