While there was tight competition for the top spot in the May T-Shirt Distance Leaderboard, Alberto Peset won by swimming nearly 40,000 meters in two weeks! Impressive!!
We took this opportunity to catch up with Alberto.
Swim.com: When did you start swimming and why?
Alberto: I started swimming at 7 years old and swam until I was 12…too many workouts though. At my university, I went back to swimming to keep myself in shape and have been swimming ever since then. This year I have joined a local swim club.
Swim.com: What is your favorite set to swim?
Alberto: I usually do a 1000 meter series.
Swim.com: What are your training goals for this year?
Alberto: This summer I’m going to do a regional open water cup in Castellón, Spain. This cup consists of 12 races and last year I was third in my category.
Swim.com: What is your favorite feature on Swim.com?
Alberto: The best is the large amount of data it provides on each of my swims and across swims. However, I would like to see support for open water swims.
Swim.com: Do you have any tips for other swimmers?
Alberto: I try to swim almost every day and those days I cannot, I need it. To stay motivated you have to set realistic goals, swim often and enjoy the process.
Also, having a smart watch that measures your distance is a great help to stay motivated. I started with a poolmate, then a Garmin Swim and now I use an Apple Watch 3 with the swim.com app.