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Forum: Freestyle 04-09-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,900
Posted By westyswoods
Jim, Thanks so much for your reply. You...

Jim,

Thanks so much for your reply. You answered a lot of my questions. To the point of hindering excretion, it was the second of your answers to which I was alluding. Just wondering if the...
Forum: Freestyle 04-07-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,900
Posted By westyswoods
Jim 61, Same thing except mine is a urostomy. A...

Jim 61,

Same thing except mine is a urostomy. A couple of questions if you don't mind.
Do you find the compression of your suit hinders excretion?
Does being in the water lessen the time your...
Forum: Freestyle 04-06-2013
Replies: 9
Views: 1,900
Posted By westyswoods
Been Gone Awhile

My it has been a long time and not even sure where to start this post. I am posting in freestyle as this is where I have been most active in the past.

Due to a diagnosis of bladder cancer last...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 02-13-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 13,752
Posted By westyswoods
Talking Aging Means What

Having been gone from this forum for some time and not been in the water now for months, this forum has been very interesting. While facing a major surgery this Monday, and having no idea how long or...
Forum: Freestyle 02-12-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4,117
Posted By westyswoods
Progress.

My goal was to accomplish a 10k swim which would mean two laps around a beautiful glacial formed lake in WI. After the minor set back due to finger amputation I knew it was not going to happen.

I...
Forum: Freestyle 02-06-2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1,707
Posted By westyswoods
Good Question

I don't have an answer although logic tells me you are on to something. I find it more comforting to swim with lane lines. Swimming in a pool with no bottom markings and ropes is disconcerting to...
Forum: Freestyle 02-05-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4,117
Posted By westyswoods
Listen To Your Body

Good Morning To All

I have been gone from the site for some time and have pondered if it is even appropriate to post the following, and if so where. The following is being written with the hope that...
Forum: Freestyle 10-25-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 36,384
Posted By westyswoods
I Tried It.

Charles, Andy

I tried it, unmitigated disaster. Having followed this thread with great interest, bottom line being I don't understand what is happening with this movement. I never expected to be...
Forum: Freestyle 10-23-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 2,762
Posted By westyswoods
Kiss

The acronym, Keep It Simple Stupid, for those who are not familiar, has become a major force in my life. Thirty plus years ago my life was a complex web of trying to figure it all out. Post getting...
Forum: Freestyle 10-19-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 36,384
Posted By westyswoods
Yup Need To Try This

Due to illness I've not been in the pool for almost three weeks. Hope to jump back in tomorrow and get a good week in before surgery next Friday, takes me out another week or two. I have watched this...
Forum: Freestyle 10-02-2012
Replies: 97
Views: 15,199
Posted By westyswoods
Maybe Get It

Coach Suzzane


"Charles...to help you understand the 10/2 , 9/3 , 8/4 references, it refers to the direction the elbow is pointing with regard to the vertical plane being noon/6, the horizontal...
Forum: Freestyle 09-26-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,783
Posted By westyswoods
Video

Sherry,

Don't know if it just my system, bot unable to upload video with the link you posted.

Swim Silent and Be Well
Westy
Forum: Freestyle 09-24-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 13,586
Posted By westyswoods
Terms of use

GaryF's most recent post gets to the point of what to expect for the dollar.

To the question of drills, to my knowledge there is no copyright on specific sequences or practices. They surly can be...
Forum: Freestyle 09-24-2012
Replies: 57
Views: 13,586
Posted By westyswoods
Thoughts On Coaching

Being in the youth of my senior years much has been learned through the first sixty-five years of my life. I hope the following thoughts on coaching stimulate discussion.

Just what is coaching?...
Forum: Freestyle 09-17-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 5,930
Posted By westyswoods
Saline vs Chlorine

My swims are in both saline and choline pools. Yes I do notice a difference, I've also been told that it is all in my head because the saline concentration is so slight.

I will leave that debate to...
Forum: Freestyle 09-15-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,856
Posted By westyswoods
Thanks

Bx,

Thanks for the post, your words will help others understand we are not all naturally gifted. I commend you for doing it your way, many of the issues you speak of, have been sticking points in my...
Forum: Freestyle 09-13-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,074
Posted By westyswoods
Don't equate floating and moving comfortably on...

Don't equate floating and moving comfortably on your back with being able to do the same while face down. Two completely different animals. I would suggest if you are at ease on your back use that as...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-12-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,775
Posted By westyswoods
Very Informative Feedback

Thanks to all for the comments:
Andy, first out of water finished 7th overall. 2500 deep water start from a distance looks like thousands of seagulls taking off. With this venue spectators are...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-11-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,775
Posted By westyswoods
Ironman Open Water

The Wisconsin Ironman was held this past Saturday, September 9th. Twenty-five hundred participants, yes that is 2500, mass open water start. It never ceases to amaze me that more participants are not...
Forum: Freestyle 09-03-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 11,184
Posted By westyswoods
What to do???

So much advice and many suggestions. They are all well intended and can be useful, ONLY if you have what Andy writes of in his last post. What sort of learner are you?

Step back and find where you...
Forum: Freestyle 09-01-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 11,184
Posted By westyswoods
Wow Really

"Surely there is not much difference between swimming with a wetsuit and without."

Swim Silent and Be Well
Westy
Forum: Freestyle 09-01-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 11,184
Posted By westyswoods
Just some observations

IMHO the lead swimmer does exhibit a lot of TI characteristics. The head lift sure appears to be an OW thing.

I would like to qualify the following with I am not a coach. Just can not get too...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2012
Replies: 119
Views: 36,384
Posted By westyswoods
Food for thought.

I found the following quote by Charles very interesting and informative. I have been wondering if this is not one of the causes for hamstring cramps during long periods of OW swims. Fact is my hip...
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 5,057
Posted By westyswoods
Bio Compass

Swimming straight is all about stroke symmetry. I don't know anyone who can swim straight for great distances without sighting. Just a matter of degree as to how often, so the quick solution is...
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Posted By westyswoods
Carlos, A special welcome to the forum, would...

Carlos,

A special welcome to the forum, would you be willing to share some of your bio and swimming history with us? What are your goals and challenges as you progress forward.

Swim Silent and Be...
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