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Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 01-31-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 11,316
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
11C water is cold (That's 51 in the USA, Belize...

11C water is cold (That's 51 in the USA, Belize and Palau). So the Neoprene Sandwich swim cap might be something to consider doing for such swims if you haven't done so a already:

1. Put a latex (or...
Forum: Freestyle 01-31-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 2,129
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
Watching the above water video one thing I...

Watching the above water video one thing I noticed is you're a bit off from that triangle we're after during the recovery. You recovering arms are a bit flat. A visualization I've found that often...
Forum: Freestyle 01-31-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1,092
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
I use them as well during training. One less...

I use them as well during training. One less thing to distract you when learning a new technique or trying to focus on a single area during practice.
Forum: Freestyle 01-31-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,163
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
There's no point in your swimming life where...

There's no point in your swimming life where you'll be saying "Yup, I've learned all there is to know about swimming. I am done!"

It's always a work in progress, focus, correct, focus and enjoy the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-31-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 7,854
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
I quite often use mindfulness meditation...

I quite often use mindfulness meditation techniques when instructing. It makes a whole lot more sense to help them learn how to listen and feel their form than to repeat "Patient lead arm" for the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-08-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 977
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
If I'm understanding your visualization...

If I'm understanding your visualization correctly, having your recovering arm (hand) enter the water abeam the leading arm's wrist might have the recovering arm a bit too far extended prior to...
Forum: Freestyle 01-08-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 2,536
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
The smallest drop possible of baby shampoo. Smear...

The smallest drop possible of baby shampoo. Smear it around both lenses then rinse. If you have a bit left over on your finger, smear on the outside too as it'll get rid of bit of grime, water spots...
Forum: Freestyle 01-08-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,554
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
Oh yes. It's an amazing just how much your head...

Oh yes. It's an amazing just how much your head position affects your center of gravity while swimming and thus the rest of your body's position.

Most of us have become so accustomed to our own swim...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 01-08-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 2,521
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
I live in Kailua Kona Hawaii. We are fortunate in...

I live in Kailua Kona Hawaii. We are fortunate in that we have a relatively pollution free ocean right nearby. The water is warm even in mid January 2018 by anyone but our won standards so barring...
Forum: Freestyle 05-06-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 4,042
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
It's just as easy to have a tight strained hand...

It's just as easy to have a tight strained hand with the fingers apart as it is with the fingers together. Focus on relaxing the hands and then let the feel of the fingers and their relative position...
Forum: Freestyle 03-02-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 4,384
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
Aloha Gunsto, I can provide some general answers...

Aloha Gunsto,

I can provide some general answers to your questions.

First drill or full lengths? These are not mutually exclusive. Do the drills in each lesson imprinting the focus so that your...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-01-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 6,038
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
In addition to the suggestion Coach Bob made...

In addition to the suggestion Coach Bob made above you might want to consider purchasing or borrowing s swim buoy for your open water swims. Besides making yourself far more visible to boaters they...
Forum: Freestyle 02-01-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,399
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
Glad its working out Matt. It's an amazing thing...

Glad its working out Matt. It's an amazing thing to be able to train with a metronome or temp trainer when you haven't had the ability to hear the tones.
Forum: Freestyle 01-31-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,211
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
For much of my swimming I was in the category...

For much of my swimming I was in the category Coach Stuart mentions of tense neck, looking forward etc. I find the exercise he describe very good for both myself when I feel things getting out of...
Forum: Freestyle 01-31-2017
Replies: 21
Views: 5,399
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
A lot depends upon the type of hearing loss. I...

A lot depends upon the type of hearing loss. I generally can't use a TT while swimming as once my ear canal fills with water I can no longer hear the beeps/bongs etc. I've found a pair of waterproof...
Forum: Freestyle 01-31-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 6,746
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
I have to agree with Coach Bob here. To me it is...

I have to agree with Coach Bob here. To me it is fairly apparent that the rotation is arm driven rather than core driven. The movements in the video are considerably exaggerated as well.

Keep in...
Forum: Freestyle 11-16-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 5,490
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
Video isn't essential, it just makes observing...

Video isn't essential, it just makes observing your form a bit easier for you. Whenever you do have a chance have a friend video a bit of you swimming from above water with the camera on their...
Forum: Freestyle 11-13-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 5,490
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
If it works for you great. Have someone film you...

If it works for you great. Have someone film you if at all possible to ensure your whole body is rotating. One of the most common problems with using the shoulders to initiate the rotation is that...
Forum: Freestyle 10-27-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4,152
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
There's a difference between kicking from the hip...

There's a difference between kicking from the hip utilizing the entire leg and kicking from the knee. For most swimmers the latter usually results in an increase in drag, less efficiency in the kick...
Forum: Freestyle 10-25-2016
Replies: 1
Views: 2,352
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
When I'm triathlon training I tend to shift...

When I'm triathlon training I tend to shift focuses between disciplines fairly regularly. But I never drop any of the non focus disciplines completely. There's always something to do with...
Forum: Freestyle 10-24-2016
Replies: 32
Views: 12,293
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
This. That's what I see as well.

This. That's what I see as well.
Forum: Freestyle 08-14-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 5,464
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
here's a good picture of the whale eye. It's also...

here's a good picture of the whale eye. It's also another good read on breathing.

http://www.swimwellblog.com/archives/1752/

Breathing is not optional.
Forum: Freestyle 08-14-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 5,464
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
It refers to the pictures of whales you see with...

It refers to the pictures of whales you see with one eye above the water.

Try swimming then rotate your body keeping your head in line. Rotate just enough to get your high (or top) goggle just out...
Forum: Freestyle 08-14-2016
Replies: 42
Views: 12,449
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
Indeed. If you can manage to pause that video on...

Indeed. If you can manage to pause that video on an underwater shot at just the right moment, you can see the extended arm and then an incredibly powerful catch as the recovering arm enters the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-13-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 5,464
Posted By CoachBillGreentree
Go back to basics for your right side breathing....

Go back to basics for your right side breathing. Start out with an easy swim and do the nod drill. Rotate your body until your top goggle is just below the surface. Roll back to swim. wash, rinse...
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