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Forum: Freestyle 11-05-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 19,125
Posted By edlevin
Thanks for these detailed replies. So I guess,...

Thanks for these detailed replies. So I guess, then, there is no specific answer to the question of where the recovering hand should be when the catch begins. Or, rather, there’s only kind of a zen...
Forum: Freestyle 11-05-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 19,125
Posted By edlevin
Thank you very much for your extensive comments....

Thank you very much for your extensive comments.

I would really appreciate clarification on one point. So, at higher speeds your hand is still, extended out in front, for just a nanosecond - but...
Forum: Freestyle 11-03-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 19,125
Posted By edlevin
Thank you for your comments. That's a...

Thank you for your comments.

That's a fascinating point about relaxed hand, But, I'm surprised (as is Terry) - because in the video (I've seen the whole thing) she emphasizes hand and forearm...
Forum: Freestyle 08-23-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 5,064
Posted By edlevin
Let's try to stay positive! I don't think your...

Let's try to stay positive! I don't think your stroke is a mess - it has correctable flaws. You've clearly absorbed the basics. 9 out of 10 swimmers can't do a length in 15 strokes at any...
Forum: Freestyle 08-02-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,734
Posted By edlevin
Thanks Terry and Atreides for the advice. My...

Thanks Terry and Atreides for the advice.

My left arm recovery and pull seem pretty good. I am a left side breather - been trying to teach myself to breathe to the right with limited success. ...
Forum: Freestyle 08-02-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 2,734
Posted By edlevin
Help with outward sweeping arm

I had someone shoot some video of me swimming and discovered to my horror that my right arm sweeps way outward during the pull (looks like lame old-fashioned breast stroke). I was totally unaware I...
Forum: Freestyle 07-29-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 5,271
Posted By edlevin
As with others, a disclaimer, I'm a novice, but...

As with others, a disclaimer, I'm a novice, but have had a good deal of TI training.

You certainly show a lot of improvement. I agree that your catch is not patient enough.

I found this two pause...
Forum: Freestyle 06-27-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,849
Posted By edlevin
What is "Crescent Moon" Recovery

I noticed a recent Terry blog post refers to an "outrigger canoe" OR a "crescent moon" recovery. I don't recall ever hearing the term "crescent moon". Does this mean it's an o.k. variant to recover...
Forum: Freestyle 06-24-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,991
Posted By edlevin
This is underwater video of a TI coach doing zen...

This is underwater video of a TI coach doing zen and underswitches - maybe not exactly what you're looking for. But it shows rhythm, timing and force of spearing with rotation. (I am guessing he's...
Forum: Freestyle 06-17-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 5,024
Posted By edlevin
Mike Trunkes suggested the "shoulder spearing"...

Mike Trunkes suggested the "shoulder spearing" idea in a lesson at the swim studio. But, as I recall, he said beginners should start focusing on spearing with a "soft hand." In fact, he said the...
Forum: Freestyle 06-16-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 5,024
Posted By edlevin
Along those lines, a TI coach suggested a focal...

Along those lines, a TI coach suggested a focal point to me - don't think of spearing with your hand. Think instead of spearing with your SHOULDER, with your arm as a kind of weightless extension...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 06-12-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 15,334
Posted By edlevin
Here are two cents on the hand entry question....

Here are two cents on the hand entry question. (Disclaimer -I'm a novice, but have looked at video pretty obsessively)

I think the root of the confusion is maybe failing to make the distinction...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 06-11-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 15,334
Posted By edlevin
This raises a larger point - why is most...

This raises a larger point - why is most swimming instruction so bad? You can argue about recovery styles. But why is it that the average instructor (at least, the ones I've seen at local pools over...
Forum: Freestyle 06-06-2009
Replies: 3
Views: 3,475
Posted By edlevin
Is EVF Just "So 90's" ... Auburn Coach Declares EVF Era Over

Came across this interesting video of Auburn Coach Brett Hawke being interviewed while Cesar Cielo and Fred Bousquet are practicing in adjacent lanes....
Forum: Freestyle 05-30-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 19,125
Posted By edlevin
"Doggy dig" is a little different than that -...

"Doggy dig" is a little different than that - it's odd drill where you try to keep your hand and forearm on one plane, with rigid wrist, as you do a kind of manic dog paddle. (There's a split second...
Forum: Freestyle 05-30-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 19,125
Posted By edlevin
RadSwim - Thanks for your reply - I recall you...

RadSwim -
Thanks for your reply - I recall you mentioned Karlyn in your very stimulating EVF thread. I've viewed her DVD and found it a very interesting counterpoint to TI. I am curious if her wide,...
Forum: Freestyle 05-27-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 19,125
Posted By edlevin
I like it - what I'm wondering is if lesser...

I like it - what I'm wondering is if lesser mortals can learn something from it.
For example - the wide, swinging recovery (her stroke seems to be modeled on the motion of paddling a surfboard). Is...
Forum: Freestyle 05-27-2009
Replies: 42
Views: 19,125
Posted By edlevin
What can we learn from Karlyn P-N?

I'd be curious to hear analysis/opinion of Karlyn Pipes Neilsen's swimming technique - which strikes me as very interesting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k5IY3l2aJo

(For those who don't know,...
Forum: Freestyle 05-10-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 9,284
Posted By edlevin
Evf Drill

Found this EVF drill - looks like it might be of some help. It seems to me to be consisent with TI. Curious what more experienced people...
Forum: Freestyle 04-27-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 29,364
Posted By edlevin
I have had two TI coaches - they both warned me...

I have had two TI coaches - they both warned me not to try to learn the 2 beat kick. It's deceptively difficult to learn. They both said - for a beginner, what goes on up front is much more important...
Forum: Freestyle 04-25-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 15,223
Posted By edlevin
Discovered straight arm recovery as drill has a...

Discovered straight arm recovery as drill has a distinguised advocate - famed Auburn U. coach Dave Marsh, whose approach is otherwise T.I.-ish. He demo's straight arm recovery as a drill in his...
Forum: Freestyle 04-24-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 15,223
Posted By edlevin
Dave, Curious, what do you mean by "C" recovery....

Dave,
Curious, what do you mean by "C" recovery. Do you mean - the bent arm swings to the side?
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 04-16-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 16,856
Posted By edlevin
There are lots of good reasons to exercise. But...

There are lots of good reasons to exercise. But it's a little-known fact that the evidence that any kind of exercise helps you lose weight is surprisingly weak. In a nutshell, the more calories you...
Forum: Freestyle 04-13-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 15,223
Posted By edlevin
Terry (Betsy?) and all, thanks for weighing in....

Terry (Betsy?) and all, thanks for weighing in.

As Eric said, I'm only talking about straight arm as a learning tool, as a drill. Straight arm is certainly not for long distances.

All I can say...
Forum: Freestyle 04-11-2009
Replies: 28
Views: 15,223
Posted By edlevin
Thanks a lot for your responses - gives me some...

Thanks a lot for your responses - gives me some confidence my idea isn't crazy. Straight arm is not the antithesis of TI - if you look at Olympian Scott Tucker, he has all the other elements of TI -...
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