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Forum: Freestyle 12-28-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 48,856
Posted By roates
I've followed SwimSmooth for a couple of years...

I've followed SwimSmooth for a couple of years now. I like what they do but think their swimming is much more about competitive swimming than the relaxing swimming I want to do and they are not...
Forum: Links and References 04-11-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 8,580
Posted By roates
I'm with you on this MJM, nothing wrong with the...

I'm with you on this MJM, nothing wrong with the obvious..............

beginner, intermediate, advanced

I have a pretty good idea where I stand with these definitions and I'm sure a lot of other...
Forum: Freestyle 03-24-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 77,862
Posted By roates
[QUOTE=LennartLarsson;18487]Hi Terry, Sometimes I...

[QUOTE=LennartLarsson;18487]Hi Terry,
Sometimes I don't get your theories. If you and I race in Masters Class 60-64, which we will later this year, the one of us hitting the finish first is the one...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-24-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,342
Posted By roates
2 breaths L - 3strokes - 2 breaths R - 3strokes

I've struggled for years trying to breath bilaterally, I'm very unrelax/stressed when I go for a whole length breathing to the right. Can keep going for a long time breathing only to the left, not...
Forum: Freestyle 02-22-2011
Replies: 49
Views: 11,728
Posted By roates
SPL in what Time?

Think this should come under a new topic.


Originally Posted by Richardsk View Post

There's enough challenge in swimming to keep me happy. Today's 8x25m at 16 SPL followed by 8x25m at 17 SPL was...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-22-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 8,345
Posted By roates
Congratulations to all concerned. My son was same...

Congratulations to all concerned. My son was same poundage at birth - he still big at 6'4", be prepared to be looked down on, ours dwarfs' his grandmother!
Is your daughter a water baby yet?
All the...
Forum: Freestyle 02-22-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 8,239
Posted By roates
SPL and times

Impressive SPLs Richard, any idea what the the time was for each 25s.
I get very regular 18SPLs trying to go less I end up adding pauses so have simply stopped getting hung up over SPL now
Forum: Freestyle 02-21-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 8,239
Posted By roates
Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced sections

Terry,
To keep it simple I would only apply the ability segmentation to the Freestyle forum, only because it seems to get the highest number of hits and its what we all seem to want to do really...
Forum: Freestyle 02-20-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 8,239
Posted By roates
What's the benchmark for a younger swimmer?

Lawrence
Do you think the benchmark might be different for a not so aged challenged swimmer?
Does it/should it change with age?
When does speed become less important?

Just Sunday afternoon...
Forum: Freestyle 02-20-2011
Replies: 36
Views: 8,239
Posted By roates
I'll go along with the above. Below is a point of...

I'll go along with the above. Below is a point of view.....

??Where's the benchmark??

For me good doesn't come into the equation for the majority of us. Elite swimmers are GOOD, because they are...
Forum: Freestyle 01-27-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 7,777
Posted By roates
Finis Paddles - Positioning improves.

Yes arm and hand positions are improved......

Speed hasn't improved but that's an age thing. I now honestly think that as a late onset swimmer I'm never going to be fast. But I'll look good in the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-27-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 7,777
Posted By roates
Freestyle paddles

Yes I have a pair and use them regularly. I rate them.
They do really help correct hand entry position. Do it wrongly and they either twist out of position or fall off. A couple of lengths with...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 12-20-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 4,109
Posted By roates
Perth, W Aus. SwimSmooth

Naj, Thanks appreciate the protection..........
Hope you have some success locating SwimSmooth, I'm sure a couple of sessions
will pay real dividends.
I'd be interested to hear how you get on. They...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 12-19-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 4,109
Posted By roates
Swim Smooth...........TI are very compatible

Hi Naj,
Your going on holiday so why not have a change? Based in Perth is SwimSmooth.
Although I hesitate to say it in this forum for fear of being lynched I think they are worth looking out for....
Forum: Freestyle 05-24-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,583
Posted By roates
Ankles and Toes touching

I too think occasionally about either my toes or ankles lightly touching their partner as I kick, this has the effect of keeping me streamlined and the kick inside the bodyline. It really avoids...
Forum: Freestyle 04-12-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1,879
Posted By roates
Look at Aquasphere wet suits on the Swimming...

Look at Aquasphere wet suits on the Swimming without Stress.co.uk site.
Best on the market for swimming - highly recommend them and the SwS as a reseller. Don't go for the two piece the top comes up...
Forum: Freestyle 04-10-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 2,169
Posted By roates
Hi Lawrence, Yes I'm definately interested in...

Hi Lawrence,
Yes I'm definately interested in London swims. Don't seem to be able to send you a PM - have you enabled it?
I think we have spoken but I seem to have lost you mb and email.
Yours
Roger
Forum: Freestyle 04-09-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 14,444
Posted By roates
Hi Frank, I've sent you a PM. Roger

Hi Frank,
I've sent you a PM.
Roger
Forum: Freestyle 04-08-2010
Replies: 29
Views: 14,444
Posted By roates
Strokes per 25 metres

I remember when I first start TI swimming and visiting the site regularly, SPL discussions always came up, as it still does, but I also remember that someone suggested there was...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 03-25-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,768
Posted By roates
Ti Uk

I've been swimming TI for over 4 years now. A great learning experience, books, DVDs and lessons. Like Kirk I too always look forward to getting back into the water. I'm slow but speeding up and...
Forum: Freestyle 02-22-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 5,620
Posted By roates
Training Peaks

Hi,
I've been using Brian Vande Kroll's Intermediate Stroke Efficiency Plan written for Training Peaks. 19 sessions over a 6week period.

I've spread it over more time than that, repeating a...
Forum: Links and References 01-10-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 4,572
Posted By roates
The Brilliant Poolmate.......

The motion sensors detect when you change direction and push off from the wall.
You need to hold the streamline just that bit extra for it to kick in, I found it's best not to have it on my leading...
Forum: Freestyle 12-24-2009
Replies: 44
Views: 11,050
Posted By roates
Shoulder Breath

I have struggled to breath to the right - it never feels comfortable, I worry about it and loose any sense of ease and then revert back to left side breathing. And then become frustrated with...
Forum: Links and References 11-09-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,197
Posted By roates
Have a look here at turns

Terry shows turn sequences on DVD Easy Freestyle (http://www.totalimmersion.net/store/easy-freestyle-21st-century-techniques-for-beginners-to-advanced-swimmers.html).
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-11-2009
Replies: 41
Views: 127,963
Posted By roates
Breathing is a non-negotiable skill

A really important post YES!

I had a similar experience earlier in the year, my lack of relaxed breathing skill was really holding me back from achieving any distance. After a back to basics...
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