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Forum: Freestyle 03-28-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 83,300
Posted By Thatchman
On the road to improvement

Hi

Thanks for all the response and debate.

Just to let you know where I am coming from. I am 45 and a social triathlete competing for fun but i also want to do the best I can.

In Jan, I did the SA...
Forum: Freestyle 03-24-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 83,300
Posted By Thatchman
appreciated

Hi Terry

Many thanks for taking the time to give me a response.

It was the first time that I timed myself and only the second time that I have counted my SPL. I did this so that I could have a...
Forum: Freestyle 03-24-2011
Replies: 28
Views: 83,300
Posted By Thatchman
What speed would be regarded as average or slow

Hi Guys

My swimming has come a long way in the last 9 months to the point that I have endurance for long swims and am at a comfortable point ahead of my first Ironman on 10 April.

I feel balanced...
Forum: Freestyle 03-23-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,055
Posted By Thatchman
I think you may find that there is a natural...

I think you may find that there is a natural progression in the learning steps.

I battled with my breathing for a long time and it only started getting easier once balance, drag etc started to...
Forum: Freestyle 03-07-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,479
Posted By Thatchman
Thanks. Checked his response and well answered....

Thanks. Checked his response and well answered. Will see if I can put this into practice.
Forum: Freestyle 03-06-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,479
Posted By Thatchman
Timing and rotation

Having read numerous posts on the subject I am a little confused so please help me out here.

First question is about timing. Does the kick, hip drive and shoulder turn happen at the same time or is...
Forum: Freestyle 02-26-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,443
Posted By Thatchman
Hi Are the DVDs available as downloads or only...

Hi

Are the DVDs available as downloads or only by post as I am also interested in some of them?
Forum: Freestyle 02-25-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,645
Posted By Thatchman
Hi all Thanks for the responses and...

Hi all

Thanks for the responses and comments.

Firstly let me please just clear up the issue of my coach and I will phone Georgie to clarify. I think that I have made the mistake referring to him as...
Forum: Freestyle 02-24-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,645
Posted By Thatchman
Ok, went for a swim. My SPL is about 25 or 26...

Ok, went for a swim. My SPL is about 25 or 26 over 25m in 30 to 32 seconds which converts to a stroke rate of about 1.3

Can the clever people help here. Seems to me that there is a lot of...
Forum: Freestyle 02-24-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,645
Posted By Thatchman
Can I be just naturally slow

Hi

I have made a few posts but allow me to introduce myself and give you a little of my swimming background.

I am 45 and living in SA.
Never did swimming as a sport in the past but as with most...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 02-17-2011
Replies: 45
Views: 94,508
Posted By Thatchman
I am blown away by the information and help on...

I am blown away by the information and help on this site. I have been into Triathlon for just over a year now and attending TI swim coaching 3 times a week since August.

I seem to always have a...
Forum: Freestyle 02-03-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 23,856
Posted By Thatchman
Hi Coach Please could you explain to me the diff...

Hi Coach

Please could you explain to me the diff between anchoring the arm and moving past it and pulling with the arm.

Does this mean that we lock the arm and shoulder in position and use the...
Forum: Freestyle 02-02-2011
Replies: 52
Views: 23,856
Posted By Thatchman
Surely the benefit of using rotation and gravity...

Surely the benefit of using rotation and gravity rather than just more muscle (or only muscle) is that you will be more relaxed in the water with less muscle engaged. The benefits would then be...
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