swimming or kicking for recovery

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    On the last Zoom call Scott mentioned swimming or flutter kicking for recovery. I live a few blocks from lake and can do some open water this summer and have a background in swimming. What would be a good protocol for adding this to my weekly regimen? is 15 or 20 min long enough?, would it be better to do this on rest days or after longer workouts as a cool down?

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    MarkPostle on #68397

    Indeed 20 min is long enough. There is some evidence that very gentle exercise to 20 min on restdays and/or on hard training days aids in recovery. The key here is that it need to be very gentle. Walking, gentle cycling or swimming can all check the box if done correctly.

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