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    Lightbulb Swim By Pond

    I am thinking of building a swim by pond. What are the ideal dimensions of an optimal pond?
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    Retrievers ONLINE has a free downloadable article on swimby with the dimensions of an ideal swimby pond.
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    Mine is 20yds by 40yds. Perfectly rectangle. Square corners. I really like the size and am glad I didn't make it bigger.
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    http://www.retrieversonline.com/swimby.htm

    Dennis' Article link is above.

    Here's the pond diagram below.

    I had access, for the first time this weekend, to a custom-built swimby pond. Boy, was it nice - especially compared to the makeshift one I used to teach it!

    Special thanks to my training partner for allowing us to do a swimby review!

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    I think 10 or 12 yards by 30 is ideal. Anything larger than that just adds time to the process.

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    great information, thank you
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