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Forum: Freestyle 11-12-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 2,935
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
Try to breathe into your low back. This allows...

Try to breathe into your low back. This allows you to "belly" breathe and flattens your low back (with less effort than thinking about pulling in the abs) at the same time.
Forum: Freestyle 11-07-2015
Replies: 240
Views: 61,177
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
A couple thoughts. Eel swimming and negative...

A couple thoughts.

Eel swimming and negative pressure spots:
As I understand, there are two general methods to coaching underwater dolphin kicking. One says keep the hands-to-ribs stationary and...
Forum: Freestyle 10-23-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,829
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
I played with straight arm recoveries back when...

I played with straight arm recoveries back when it became really popular for sprinters. I found that it was much easier to feel the momentum of the pull powering the recovery and pulling my body...
Forum: Freestyle 10-22-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 5,839
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
Werner, I left out the part about all the years...

Werner,
I left out the part about all the years of therapy it took me to be able to say that!
Forum: Freestyle 10-21-2015
Replies: 17
Views: 5,839
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
Can Coaches Struggle...YES! Everyone's body...

Can Coaches Struggle...YES!

Everyone's body changes as life happens. And everyone's schedule changes as life happens. One of the things I love about masters sports is that is presents the...
Forum: Freestyle 10-01-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2,065
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
Terry has called this early catch "gathering...

Terry has called this early catch "gathering moonbeams". And you are exactly correct. As you start a catch earlier, you have more time to feel for the water and improve traction. All the elite do...
Forum: Freestyle 10-01-2015
Replies: 8
Views: 1,768
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
Hi Scribe3, To put together a couple things that...

Hi Scribe3,
To put together a couple things that have been said and your last comment, the teeter-totter that Coach Bob mentioned is key. And a teeter totter will not work if it is flexible. It is...
Forum: Freestyle 10-01-2015
Replies: 10
Views: 3,196
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
I try to work this in cycles. I find that my...

I try to work this in cycles. I find that my swimmers can decrease stroke count for a while then plateau. While they plateau we work more on tempo or neural endurance. When that plateaus, we go...
Forum: Freestyle 09-30-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
The next thing that I would add is that intention...

The next thing that I would add is that intention really matters. You asked about pushing water back versus moving the body forward. A lot of the difference here is simply based on what you THINK...
Forum: Freestyle 09-15-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 5,015
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
I do my best to steal from the best. I make no...

I do my best to steal from the best. I make no claims of originality in anything I teach.
Forum: Freestyle 09-14-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 5,015
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
my favorite posture training device is the...

my favorite posture training device is the floor.

Lay on the floor prone.
Lift your knees one inch off the floor.
Tuck your tailbone between your legs.
Pull your abs off the floor (if you can, at...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 09-12-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 4,092
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
Another Belly Breathing alternative, I teach box...

Another Belly Breathing alternative, I teach box breathing. I believe it is a yoga technique. that is where I learned it. But you can intentionally direct your breath into the belly, the kidneys,...
Forum: Freestyle 09-11-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 1,338
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
Hi Sherry, The snorkel does add some drag so it...

Hi Sherry,
The snorkel does add some drag so it is reasonable that your counts will go up. Make sure that you are not also lifting your head or otherwise changing your technique when using the...
Forum: Freestyle 09-01-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,993
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
Werner, I agree completely that there are a lot...

Werner,
I agree completely that there are a lot of confounding variables that must be considered. That is one reason why we play and experiment so much. It seems to me that keeping the heart rate...
Forum: Freestyle 09-01-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,993
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
Interesting article. I'll respond first as a...

Interesting article. I'll respond first as a trained scientist with a Masters in Pulmonary physiology and second with my gut as coach.

The scientist in me looked closely at the graph presented for...
Forum: Freestyle 08-30-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,993
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
I chose to add Katie to my examples because I...

I chose to add Katie to my examples because I don't see anything in her timing that I would say is anti-TI. When Terry started, we used the term front quadrant swimming. We have now switched to...
Forum: Freestyle 08-30-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,993
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DPXoKoLnyM The...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DPXoKoLnyM

The video is bad, but this is Peter Vanderkaay's 4:08 for the 500 free (I believe that is still the world record). In a few places the video is clear...
Forum: Freestyle 08-30-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,993
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHbNKX3VkIM How...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHbNKX3VkIM

How is this for a short hunt? In this Katie Ledecky video, I see , great head alignment, mailslot entry, a fairly extreme amount of patience (sometimes...
Forum: Freestyle 08-30-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,993
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
I believe the dips in stroke count and higher...

I believe the dips in stroke count and higher tempos occur because your timing gets better. In my experience, these dips are pockets where you keep your stroke count low for a range of a few...
Forum: Freestyle 08-29-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,993
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
That's my 2 cents, but you're probably more...

That's my 2 cents, but you're probably more interested in Eric's response.


Danny,
Don't let the C-word in front of my name confuse you. I learn from your posts all the time.

And, just to make...
Forum: Freestyle 08-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,993
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
Don't you hate when work gets in the way of your...

Don't you hate when work gets in the way of your swimming.

I believe that swimming becomes very individual when you get to this level. So it is really difficult to know, without working with you...
Forum: Freestyle 08-28-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,993
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
AAHHH. I was halfway through a post and it...

AAHHH. I was halfway through a post and it disappeared. If this is1 a double I apologize.

I am glad I can help.

Here are the focal points I used with my team.
1. Balance and streamline are the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-27-2015
Replies: 53
Views: 7,993
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
I have a short bit of experience with high level...

I have a short bit of experience with high level speed. Last year I coached the fastest 50 and 100 freestyler in NM that was not a year round swimmer. We reached 22low for the 50 and 49low for the...
Forum: Breaststroke 07-30-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 5,662
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
Hello, Congrats on learning how to swim. Welcome...

Hello,
Congrats on learning how to swim. Welcome to our underwater world.

In looking at your stroke, I never see you start from a balanced position. When you do the superman drill do you float? ...
Forum: Coach Blogs 07-30-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 5,163
Posted By CoachEricDeSanto
Lloyd, You are correct. The straighter arm...

Lloyd,
You are correct. The straighter arm recovery is getting popular among sprinters. If the arm falls from a greater height it has more downward energy. Some believe that if the hand is...
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