Two years ago after I herniated a disc in my lower back, my recovery activity was swimming. Once the initial pain had subsided (about 8 weeks after the initial injury) I started walking and then swimming.
In 2016, I swam 80,000 metres and completed three open water swim events. By the end of the year, I was given the OK to start running again so I cut back on my swimming.
In 2017, I decided to train for a June marathon and my swimming completely fell off the radar. For the whole year, I swam once for a total of 2200 metres.
With Escape from Alcatraz on the race calendar, I have returned to the water. I have only been back for 3 sessions now. The longest one was today 2400 metres in 51:47 (2:09/100m).
Looks like I have some work to do if I am going to make that 1 hour swim cut off in Alcatraz.
I feel more focused swimming will be in my immediate future.