Originally Posted by moving_target
If you do swim, you HAVE to stretch before you swim. I swam nonstop from middle-high school, and by my junior and senior years of high school I had completely toasted my shoulders because I had not properly warmed up. I've dislocated each of my shoulders 3 times while swimming and I have difficulty throwing things because my shoulder rolls itself.
That said, swimming certainly helped out, I lost 30 pounds in two months with a diet shift and lots of swimming a couple years ago, so as long as you're smart about it, it's the best thing out there.
That's cool...I'll look into it. There is an Olympic size pool about 15 miles from my house.