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Adults can take swimming lessons in almost every community in America. "We teach the breathing first," Colwin says. "If I cannot breathe in water as easily as I do on land, I am handicapped. You let the air trickle out. It's diaphragmatic breathing."

At first, Colwin advises, swim every other day. You may need some recovery time at first. Although it's difficult to strain yourself swimming, check with a doctor first. Swimming is a cardiovascular workout. Even Colwin is a little breathless at the end of his stints.

"Don't be too gung-ho at first," he says. "Do a distance you can do comfortably. This is training -- not straining."

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Reviewed on April 09, 2008

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