I already have broad shoulders and don't want to get muscly there. I'll be training twice a week for an hour each time
What effect will this have?
Any hints to stop my hair going green, without wearing a cap?
I swam for years, and my shoulders and arms are pretty big. But if your shoulders are already big, I have no idea.
And I'd HIGHLY suggest wearing a cap, even though they're ridiculous they really say your hair. With or without a cap, I'd suggest getting your hair wet with regular tap water before jumping into the chlorine.
And if you hair ends up turning green... running tomato paste through it helps to get it out.
try more breaststroke for the arms but no matter what your shoulders are manly going to be worked
swim cap is rediculous but amazing...
Two hours a week is not very much swim time. Team swimmers usually have two or more hours practice every day. So the swimming will help tone your arms, but you won't end up looking like a body builder or anything.
I would highly recommend a swim cap, but if you choose not to wear one, use an anti-chlorine shampoo like Swimmers Solution or UltraSwim as soon as you get out of the pool.
Well I'm Irish, so I have dark brown hair.. I have no personal experience with the green hair thing, but I've seen blonde swimmers using some kind of hair thing in a bottle that you put in your hair and it stops it from turning green. Shouldn't be too hard to find.
Well to be honest broad shoulders come as a product of being a swimmer Im a guy so I never was bothered by it but I know some girls who didnt like it to be honest you won't look anything like the professional female swimmers but you might have a slight broadening of the shoulders but that may be due to your posture. Swimming helps with your posture and helps straighten your back out (actually some say it creates a hump because you slouch but that depends on the person) so it may make your shoulders look broader. But really, don't worry about getting muscular you wont look out of proportion you will notice if you work out correctly you will build lean muscle you wont be "buff". If you are just swimming for leisure or for excersise don't worry you will notice a difference if you swam year round competitively other than that, don't worry about it.
Again, Im a guy BUT I am big on caring for my hair so I would always add in a little drop of UltraSwim conditioner (or shampoo) to prevent the cholorine from sticking to my hair inside my cap. Without a cap just try using UltraSwim conditionar and shampoo to wash out the cholorine properly.