My pool is 36 feet long. That is less than half the length of the standard 25 yard (75 foot) pool that I used to work out in at the YMCA. I am 62 and no great athlete, but still in decent shape and a pretty good swimmer for my age. I was on the swim team as a teenager and competed up to the state level. So now I have this 36 foot pool witch is great to play in but I would like to use it to exercise. I notice that if I don't push off, but just use my arms when I turn I can create more work and less glide. I got a pretty good workout today swimming laps that way, but as I get in better swimming shape this summer I think the length is going to be a problem. I know there must be ways to get good exercise in a short pool. Can anyone make suggestions?