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Forum: Backstroke 04-07-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 3,895
Posted By Jamwhite
Here are some things that help me: Make sure...

Here are some things that help me:

Make sure that you are kicking your legs. I find that if I stop kicking with my arm lifted that I sink much easier. I have not figured out why, but it helps...
Forum: Freestyle 04-03-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 4,057
Posted By Jamwhite
I do not have a definition, but here is what wide...

I do not have a definition, but here is what wide tracks means to me.

When I swim as slow as I possibly can focusing on zen switch, wide tracks are what keeps me balanced and level. If my arm is too...
Forum: Racing 04-03-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 7,457
Posted By Jamwhite
Obviously, I am not sure what will work, but I am...

Obviously, I am not sure what will work, but I am very much enjoying trying things out. As this is my first season swimming in a decade, I have been taking things pretty slowly and trying to make my...
Forum: Racing 04-02-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 7,457
Posted By Jamwhite
I understand this frustation too. I have a...

I understand this frustation too. I have a terrible time not racing the way that I use to with a few nods towards TI.

I swam in high school and have only been swimming TI since late November 08. My...
Forum: Freestyle 03-30-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 3,870
Posted By Jamwhite
+1 (stupid 10 character min limit)

+1

(stupid 10 character min limit)
Forum: Freestyle 03-30-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 7,858
Posted By Jamwhite
It looks to me like your not doing marionette...

It looks to me like your not doing marionette arms. You are reaching with your hand and so your forearm is pressing against the arm causing drag and loosing power.

I cannot your legs well, but they...
Forum: Freestyle 03-29-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 6,983
Posted By Jamwhite
I am helping my wife learn to swim with TI...

I am helping my wife learn to swim with TI drills. We have a different situation than a clinic because she can try again and again different days, but I am trying to help her stay interested in doing...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 03-25-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 3,897
Posted By Jamwhite
Swimming is my pancea

Over the last weekend, my wife commented on how calm and relaxed I have been for a while now. She joked that if she was not certain I was swimming, she would be worried because of my sudden...
Forum: Freestyle 03-22-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,895
Posted By Jamwhite
A question of etiquette

Today I had a somewhat embarassing problem, and I was curious if anyone had a clever way out of it.

When I got to the pool, there were no empty lanes. As I began my search for a lane partner,...
Forum: Freestyle 03-21-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,306
Posted By Jamwhite
I was a little confused about the question. Are...

I was a little confused about the question. Are you talking about extending the patient arm (the weighless one in the water) or the recovery arm?

It seems like you are talking extending on recovery....
Forum: Backstroke 03-19-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 9,352
Posted By Jamwhite
That is interesting. Do you pause in streamline...

That is interesting. Do you pause in streamline at all?

I have always found the elbow drop to require pressure. I will experiment with a more passive catch.

Edit: We did primarily backstroke in...
Forum: Backstroke 03-18-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 9,352
Posted By Jamwhite
Thank you for the insightful replies. I have...

Thank you for the insightful replies. I have further comments and questions.



If I understand you correctly, you are saying that in backstroke, while your arm remains fully extended in streamline...
Forum: Freestyle 03-18-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 5,015
Posted By Jamwhite
What drills are you doing? Can you breath in...

What drills are you doing? Can you breath in skating position without lowering the arm?
Forum: Backstroke 03-17-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 9,352
Posted By Jamwhite
A question backstroke mechanics

[I went back and reread this after my swim this morning. Additional comments in blue.]

So my general question is "does anyone else swim backstroke this way?".

In freestyle, when the recovery arm...
Forum: Backstroke 03-16-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 4,185
Posted By Jamwhite
Avoiding foot-in-mouth disease until after...

Avoiding foot-in-mouth disease until after successful swim trial.
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-16-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 6,059
Posted By Jamwhite
Kicking requires that you use your very large leg...

Kicking requires that you use your very large leg muscles which eat up lots of oxygen. Reducing your kick to an efficient 2-beat kick (one kick with each arm entry into the water) will conserve lots...
Forum: Backstroke 03-15-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 4,185
Posted By Jamwhite
The post I'll never make

I just post this for humor's sake. For the last hour, I have been writing a long detailed post about how I do not get backstroke mechanics. In the process of writing the post, I figured out key that...
Forum: Freestyle 03-14-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,417
Posted By Jamwhite
Most important thing. Terry has changed the...

Most important thing. Terry has changed the zipperskate drill which is now called zenskate. The difference is that you do not keep your arm tight against your body but, instead, use a relaxed...
Forum: Freestyle 03-14-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 5,134
Posted By Jamwhite
May I suggest an alternative approach? Put on...

May I suggest an alternative approach?

Put on fist gloves and do underswitch for an hour with a focus to glide as far as you can each underswitch. (Gliding in underswitch with fist gloves is not...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-14-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 5,945
Posted By Jamwhite
I have no scientific data, but I found your post...

I have no scientific data, but I found your post throught provoking. I realized that I do both.

I can easily swim a relaxed 25y of freestyle or breaststroke with no breath, but this is only possible...
Forum: Freestyle 03-14-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 10,670
Posted By Jamwhite
Another focal point that might help is the focus...

Another focal point that might help is the focus on the end-position.

When you finish your 2-beat kick + recovery spearing, you should be on the opposite side with a weighless arm stretching out...
Forum: Freestyle 03-13-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 19,724
Posted By Jamwhite
How do you kick?

How do you kick?
Forum: Freestyle 03-13-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 10,670
Posted By Jamwhite
When you do your underswitch or zipperswitch...

When you do your underswitch or zipperswitch drill, when your arm thrusts out, kick with the opposite leg. When you are swimming wholestroke, if you take out all the other kicks except this strong...
Forum: Freestyle 03-12-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 16,673
Posted By Jamwhite
Have you tried extending an arm out in sweet...

Have you tried extending an arm out in sweet spot? This is the drill after the initial back float drill. The advantage of the arm is weight. If you have long legs and a shorter chest, then you'll...
Forum: Freestyle 03-12-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 3,520
Posted By Jamwhite
What type of freestyle kick do you do? If you...

What type of freestyle kick do you do?

If you are not use to doing a 2-beat kick, perhaps the breaststroke rhythm helped you to coordinate your spear with your kick (which are very similiar).

While...
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