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Forum: Freestyle 10-06-2014
Replies: 60
Views: 10,394
Posted By CoachDave
Pacing from a coach's perspective

I'm a big dude, not as lean as I once was (blame the English Channel) but still 6'5. I use the stroke myself and coach a wide range of athletes with this technique, and have for a while. Currently,...
Forum: Freestyle 08-27-2014
Replies: 18
Views: 3,001
Posted By CoachDave
No worries

I'm glad you joined us last weekend. We see many levels of swimmers at all the sessions, and I think our makeup was pretty typical at this clinic. Most of your observations are spot on- the more...
Forum: Freestyle 02-13-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 7,026
Posted By CoachDave
I love Dave's videos

Man...it's time to start filming videos again. That one was in my old house's living room, and it would do best to include a pool demonstration. Maybe I can work on the speaking content now and film...
Forum: Butterfly 07-30-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,566
Posted By CoachDave
quotes

Great selection of quotes, Terry. They are in complete contrast to a set of absolute rules one of my swimmers approached me with last week from a website, which stated that butterfly kick is all...
Forum: Links and References 07-30-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 4,253
Posted By CoachDave
kick Rhythm

Every time I've watched his 1500, I've seen him doing a 4bk, not a 2bk. One dominant rotating kick on one side and three mini kicks on the other, with one connected to rotation. When he tries to get...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-30-2012
Replies: 26
Views: 10,640
Posted By CoachDave
Water depth and length

So much of this is situational, but I've found that when trying to held focus and pace, it's much easier to do with a good glide and deeper position in rough water. I also am able to feel the roll...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 05-05-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,577
Posted By CoachDave
Eric DeSanto

Eric teaches and trains full time up in San Mateo. He's got a workshop next weekend, even! I'm in town periodically, but Eric is your most consistent local coach in the Bay Area. If you're going...
Forum: Freestyle 04-03-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 6,811
Posted By CoachDave
Michael Andrew

I do think that he'll be swimming in 5-10 years because of this approach. It's the 6-15,000 per day that many other elites at this age do that burn them out.

My point isn't that TI is for this kid,...
Forum: Freestyle 04-03-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 6,811
Posted By CoachDave
Michael Andrew

TI enthusiasts: remember this name.

Over the weekend, I got to watch the swimming of an exceptional young athlete as we finished up our season at the Regional Swim Meet at the University of...
Forum: Freestyle 03-13-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 11,020
Posted By CoachDave
Absolutely

That's right. If anything, we've coached a planned breathing pattern for the 100, and checked whether the swimmer holds form better with patterns of 2,3, or 4. It's a completely different race.
And...
Forum: Freestyle 03-10-2012
Replies: 28
Views: 11,020
Posted By CoachDave
Another reason for holding your breath

I'm not sure where to start, but I wanted to point out a few areas that have probably not gotten the attention they needed.
1- how much breath is in the body is more important to some athletes than...
Forum: Freestyle 02-19-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 17,586
Posted By CoachDave
Hope!

I've had many people in exactly that situation (or who are winded from one length of 25y) come to workshops before and leave a day later with a stroke that has endurance that's really only limited to...
Forum: Freestyle 02-18-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,054
Posted By CoachDave
Careful

In changing rotation, make sure you're aware that there is a tradeoff in terms of injury prevention.
The recovering arm has more potential for injury in adjusting to the angles available when you...
Forum: Freestyle 02-12-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 4,241
Posted By CoachDave
video suggestions

Any chance you could just have someone grab a call phone and take a 30-second clip? That could be uploaded or you could send it to me at 952-807-3774 an I'll gladly take a look and forward it to...
Forum: Freestyle 02-12-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5,386
Posted By CoachDave
Idea

I posted a reply to this and another of your videos on youtube, but I was wondering if we could get a look at your posture and position in superman glide and spearswitch?
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 02-12-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 11,507
Posted By CoachDave
My 2 cents, too

Alex,
I'd catch onto that first statement right away- you're getting feedback from coaches that there is doubt that your breathing is the problem. It's likely that other habits are making you out of...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-09-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,256
Posted By CoachDave
Tempo questions

Joe,
I'll be in town in a few weeks and would love to see him in action.
My guess is that there is a hitch somewhere in his stroke. I think a peak sustainable speed at 1.20 might be a bit slow on the...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-05-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 13,746
Posted By CoachDave
T30

Let me confess- I was the coach who asked Ryan to do the T30.
The difference? David was never told why he should do it or what he would gain. As a result, there was no mindful focus to the set. Ryan...
Forum: Freestyle 10-20-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 23,540
Posted By CoachDave
Hec

Lawrence-
I don't think we're disagreeing, either. This is the problem with forums talking about strokes instead of looking at each other. Maybe we should do a skype conference of Ti enthusiasts...
Forum: Freestyle 10-18-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,651
Posted By CoachDave
Suggestion

My masters group went on the SwimTrek Greek Islands tour. They keep that near the top of the list.
Other suggestions:
Some of the freshwater lakes in Hawaii are stunning- 80-100 feet of visibility...
Forum: Freestyle 10-18-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 23,540
Posted By CoachDave
HEC (High Elbow Catch)

I've seen a lot of swimmers (and coaches) who dismiss HEC as unattainable for mere mortals. It can be done by anybody. Really. It's a question of timing- if you're trying to move into that position...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 10-14-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,513
Posted By CoachDave
Possible

My sister is in Edinburgh and has been waiting for the Commonwealth Games pool to reopen after renovation. I'll ask her how that's coming along.
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 09-09-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 3,604
Posted By CoachDave
NIce work

Excellent!
Forum: Freestyle 07-27-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 23,795
Posted By CoachDave
Another thing to note

If you listen to their coaches and read their technical workouts, many of these swimmers have build their strokes up earlier and continue (but as a lower proportion of their volume) using drills...
Forum: Freestyle 06-23-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,528
Posted By CoachDave
Confusion

I think many posters don't understand that Phelps actually focuses on not crossing the middle- those ARE his wide tracks. I've heard Bowman talk about training and technique, and the issues Michael...
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