Any tips for someone who is really not keen on running? I'm currently 14.5 stone and I swim a lot but it doesn't seem to shift any weight My usual swim is about 3.5 kilometres which takes me about 1hr20, and I do it without stopping. I also sometimes do interval training in the pool to help build endurance.
the ol "if you do what you always do, you will get what you have always got" rings a bell here. it sounds like your body has gotten used to the same routine.
Not sure what sort of facilities you have access too but have you considers cycling/x-trainer/ Spinning (aka consented torture on your body)
even doing a shorter distance at a quicker pace swimming. do another cardio based exercise before or after a shorter swim.
Why are you not keen on running may i ask?
another tip from me is to drink a bottle of cold water (i put a bottle in the fridge every night) as soon as you get out of bed (it kick starts the metabolism). do you eat breakfast? not many realise how important it is not to skip meals when losing weight.
keep your routine fluid ( it stops your mind and your body becoming bored doing the same old thing day in and day out!) chuck in a few ski sits a few times a week, do a full body plank.
I would also suggest you buy a set of tanita scales or a body fat monitor as muscle weighs more than fat so you might find as you get stronger/fitter you get heavier (female athletes should typically be no lower than 18% where as the average female is mid 20s)
Thats all I can think of for now!