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Forum: Freestyle 10-15-2016
Replies: 16
Views: 5,776
Posted By Richardsk
Gratuliere!

Gratuliere!
Forum: Freestyle 09-08-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 8,302
Posted By Richardsk
Salvo I have posted a query in the comments. I...

Salvo

I have posted a query in the comments. I hope I will get a reply.

Richard
Forum: Freestyle 09-08-2016
Replies: 22
Views: 8,302
Posted By Richardsk
Do you mean Popov? Or some other Russian guy?...

Do you mean Popov? Or some other Russian guy? Popov is Aleksandr Popov, one of the greatest sprinters ever. As far as I know he never swam anything but the 100 and 50 meter races in international...
Forum: Freestyle 08-22-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6,877
Posted By Richardsk
Well the South African was being very silly and...

Well the South African was being very silly and deserved a death stare. He didn't actually die but missed out on a medal in that race, which serves him right.

Apart from that silliness he seems like...
Forum: Freestyle 08-18-2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6,877
Posted By Richardsk
It's probably selfish of me but I hope Phelps...

It's probably selfish of me but I hope Phelps doesn't retire completely and is in a position to consider coming back in 2020. I realise that he has a life to live and a wife and child to consider but...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 08-15-2016
Replies: 19
Views: 16,516
Posted By Richardsk
I agree with the alcohol solution. You can get a...

I agree with the alcohol solution. You can get a special treatment here in the UK called Swim-Ear but when I read the label I saw that it was about 99% alcohol so I just bought some alcohol which...
Forum: Olympics 08-01-2016
Replies: 0
Views: 3,470
Posted By Richardsk
Link to Olympic Swimming Program

http://espritbleu.franceolympique.com/espritbleu/fichiers/File/JO/JO_Rio/Calendriers/natation-course-programme-v3.6.pdf

This may be available elsewhere as well but I'm sure some of us here will be...
Forum: Freestyle 07-24-2016
Replies: 240
Views: 62,210
Posted By Richardsk
Too bad that she is dead. She was a beautiful...

Too bad that she is dead. She was a beautiful swimmer.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camille_Muffat
Forum: Freestyle 07-20-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 6,279
Posted By Richardsk
Strange version of 'Deck The Halls' on the sound...

Strange version of 'Deck The Halls' on the sound track. ;-)
Forum: Olympics 07-20-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 19,532
Posted By Richardsk
Here's a link to the 4x100 men's relay at...

Here's a link to the 4x100 men's relay at Barcelona with commentary in Spanish.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX1_tEXqxfY&index=5&list=LLtnz8mGHnoaw7lVBcKRe1VA


I'm sure the other events are...
Forum: Butterfly 07-15-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 19,619
Posted By Richardsk
At the moment I am doing most of my fly practice...

At the moment I am doing most of my fly practice in the University pool here, which is very nice but a 25 yard pool, one of the few still left, as far as I know, although there may be more than I...
Forum: Butterfly 07-14-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 19,619
Posted By Richardsk
By the sound of things, Inge, you are further...

By the sound of things, Inge, you are further advanced in butterfly than I am, which is true of most people, I think.

Today I spent quite a lot of practice time on the glide after the dolphin kick...
Forum: Butterfly 07-12-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 19,619
Posted By Richardsk
Hi Brian A couple of years ago on holiday in...

Hi Brian

A couple of years ago on holiday in Nice (France) I swam quite a lot of a sort of slow fly and found it relatively easy to do because of the extra buoyancy of the salt water. Perhaps I...
Forum: Freestyle 07-11-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3,276
Posted By Richardsk
The trouble is that nowadays almost everybody is...

The trouble is that nowadays almost everybody is taking something, even if it's only supplements. The Chinese have had a poor record in the past.

There's too much money to be made from sport these...
Forum: Butterfly 07-11-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 19,619
Posted By Richardsk
Hello again I'm pleased to see that there still a...

Hello again
I'm pleased to see that there still a few people trying to fly. Having decided to reverse my decision to abandon my attempts to learn fly, partly because of meeting a coach who assured me...
Forum: Freestyle 07-11-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3,276
Posted By Richardsk
Paltrinieri is terrific. I hope he does well in...

Paltrinieri is terrific. I hope he does well in Rio. I wonder if Sun will actually show up.
Forum: Freestyle 07-11-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3,276
Posted By Richardsk
Certainly very nice footage ZT. I like the...

Certainly very nice footage ZT. I like the technique of the Japanese swimmer, too. Sun's turns are very impressive.
Forum: Freestyle 06-20-2016
Replies: 25
Views: 9,543
Posted By Richardsk
If the automatic translation is as good for...

If the automatic translation is as good for Shinji's Japanese as the auto transcription is for a swimming video with an Australian accent it could be quite amusing.

I'm prepared to give it a go,...
Forum: Freestyle 06-07-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 2,130
Posted By Richardsk
Hello aloysious I, too, have a book by Blythe...

Hello aloysious

I, too, have a book by Blythe Lucero, her 100 Best Swimming Drills, which I find quite interesting. As far as I know, the blank spot is not mentioned, but I'm guessing what she means...
Forum: Discuss Terry's Blog Posts 06-07-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 7,023
Posted By Richardsk
Grant I'm very sorry to hear of your...

Grant

I'm very sorry to hear of your loss.

Richard
Forum: Freestyle 06-03-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 6,687
Posted By Richardsk
I almost always wear goggles (of various kinds,...

I almost always wear goggles (of various kinds, mostly Zoggs but also Kiefer (Swedish type). For pool swimming I prefer goggles but in the sea I would wear a mask. I think goggles are a very personal...
Forum: Freestyle 06-01-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 7,053
Posted By Richardsk
I think in this video of the women's 800 meters...

I think in this video of the women's 800 meters final in Beijing that you can see several very good EVFs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VhZm2fj3Ck

Especially in the underwater shots.
Forum: Freestyle 06-01-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 4,704
Posted By Richardsk
It's my impression that Cochrane generally uses a...

It's my impression that Cochrane generally uses a four beat kick but it is difficult to tell sometimes because generally he has been further away from the camera than Sun or others in the videos I...
Forum: Freestyle 05-23-2016
Replies: 134
Views: 64,839
Posted By Richardsk
I hesitate to interpret on behalf of Shinji, but...

I hesitate to interpret on behalf of Shinji, but if I understand correctly he means that the last part of the underwater arm action should be short and fast and that the hand should exit as soon as...
Forum: Freestyle 05-22-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 4,173
Posted By Richardsk
I agree with ZenTurtle that learning to swim...

I agree with ZenTurtle that learning to swim breaststroke with your face in the water and blowing bubbles gently would be a good starting point. Long glides with face in the water are also a good...
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