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Forum: Freestyle 03-18-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,750
Posted By pmuni
Power at front or back of stroke?

It seems that every coach and competitive swimmer that I talk to has a different view as to where one should focus for maximum power in freestyle stroke.

I have been told countless times that my...
Forum: Butterfly 02-16-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 8,759
Posted By pmuni
My two cents on butterfly breathing

I am also a novice butterfly swimmer and am comforted to learn that I am not alone in finding breathing to be a challenge.

Like Edd78, my breaktrhough came when I stopped trying to kick and focused...
Forum: Freestyle 02-10-2010
Replies: 10
Views: 3,109
Posted By pmuni
Timing your breath

I was also a single-sided breather until recently, with all the asymmetries that implied on my stroke. With the help of my persistent and supportive coach I began to practice alternate side...
Forum: Butterfly 02-08-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 3,440
Posted By pmuni
Finally getting it!

I have been trying to teach myself butterfly for the last year by observing others do it and watching instructional videos on Youtube, without much success.

A few weeks ago I ordered the Betterfly...
Forum: Racing 11-06-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 8,262
Posted By pmuni
As the original author of this thread, I feel the...

As the original author of this thread, I feel the need to report back on my suit experiences.

With the brand new and extremely tight full suit that I bought, my times have dropped considerably:...
Forum: Racing 11-03-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 9,299
Posted By pmuni
Thanks Coach Dave and Grant for your replies. It...

Thanks Coach Dave and Grant for your replies. It makes a lot of sense what you say about making sure the timing of the kick stays in synch with hip rotation. I will keep in mind the count you...
Forum: Racing 11-03-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 9,299
Posted By pmuni
Kicking - mixed messages

I am 48 years old, and have been racing regularly in my local Masters' circuit with acceptable results for the past two years.

When I picked up TI, one of the first things I learned was to slow down...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 06-11-2009
Replies: 30
Views: 15,054
Posted By pmuni
I swim with a Masters group under the instruction...

I swim with a Masters group under the instruction of a person who has coached several elite swimmers, including a Brazilian olympic medalist.

When I mentioned to him that I was focusing on core...
Forum: Links and References 06-05-2009
Replies: 18
Views: 6,384
Posted By pmuni
A TI swimmer is: methodical

A TI swimmer is: methodical
Forum: Freestyle 05-12-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 10,006
Posted By pmuni
Dave: Thank you very much for your insightful...

Dave:
Thank you very much for your insightful comments. I have also found that focusing on spearing greatly enhances my streamlining and helps me finish my stroke correctly as opposed to pulling my...
Forum: Freestyle 05-07-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 10,006
Posted By pmuni
I find that when I place all my focus on my...

I find that when I place all my focus on my spearing hand and think about propelling my body as far forward as possible, the anchoring concept becomes more natural. I am now trying to keep my elbow...
Forum: Freestyle 05-04-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 29,145
Posted By pmuni
In my opinion, one of the most significant...

In my opinion, one of the most significant aspects which sets TI apart from traditional coaching is its focus on how the lower body leads and upper body follows in rolling and spearing.

For me, 2bk...
Forum: Freestyle 05-01-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 29,145
Posted By pmuni
The low or bottom leg is opposite the spearing...

The low or bottom leg is opposite the spearing arm and in my case at least, when I kick down with it, I naturally initiate a roll which drives my hip and spearing arm forward.

Maybe Terry or some...
Forum: Freestyle 04-30-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 29,145
Posted By pmuni
I want to share my recent discovery with 2bk...

I want to share my recent discovery with 2bk which has significantly improved my stroke count and overall efficiency.

After reading some of the postings here, I decided to analyze my kick and...
Forum: Racing 04-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 8,262
Posted By pmuni
Racing suits

I have been a long time skeptic about masters swimmers buying expensive suits that only make sense for elite swimmers.

However, yesterday after our warm up, our coach made me try on a full body...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 04-21-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 17,644
Posted By pmuni
TI in Chile

Hi Terry:
First of all let me clarify that I am not a coach, but I head the organizing committee in my club for the masters program (I guess the term "Director" is a bad transliteration). ...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 04-16-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 17,644
Posted By pmuni
TI in Chile

Hi:
We would be delighted to have you visit us in Chile (if you are considering New Zealand, then Chile doesn't seem so far away).

I am a Director in a very active Masters program that includes both...
Forum: Racing 04-03-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 8,204
Posted By pmuni
Eric: Thank you very much for jumping in and...

Eric:
Thank you very much for jumping in and sharing your tips. I will order a Tempo Trainer and follow your advice.

I realize that I also have to work on the psychological aspects of racing, as I...
Forum: Racing 04-03-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 8,204
Posted By pmuni
Thanks again. I am not aware of the swim golf...

Thanks again. I am not aware of the swim golf technique, but I will look it up.

My first posting was fresh from an extremely dissapointing and even embarassing race. However, after cooling off, I...
Forum: Racing 04-02-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 8,204
Posted By pmuni
Jamwhite: Thanks for your reply. I feel that...

Jamwhite:
Thanks for your reply. I feel that something similar to what you describe happened to me in my last race (still trying to erase from my mind).

In my 100m race I reverted back to my old...
Forum: Racing 04-02-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 8,204
Posted By pmuni
Frustration

I am writing from Chile to share my experience and receive feedback from fellow TIers.

I started swimming regularly two years ago at age 45, never having swimmed competitively before. I trained...
Forum: Backstroke 02-20-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 8,127
Posted By pmuni
How about trying wider tracks and early vertical...

How about trying wider tracks and early vertical forearm. Often beginners use a straight arm catch in backstoke than drags them under when pulling.
Forum: Freestyle 02-20-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 10,070
Posted By pmuni
I agree with the statement that technique is king...

I agree with the statement that technique is king when it comes to speed. However, from my personal experience, proper technique can only be sustained while racing if you have proper physical...
Forum: Breaststroke 02-12-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 11,569
Posted By pmuni
Jamwhite: Do you know of any clips, whether in...

Jamwhite:
Do you know of any clips, whether in Youtube or elsewhere, that demonstrate the wave style or undulation?
Thanks (all the way from Chile)
Forum: Freestyle 02-10-2009
Replies: 22
Views: 9,949
Posted By pmuni
Excellent clip. My question is how to time this...

Excellent clip. My question is how to time this forearm bend with the recovery and spearing actions. Should you bend your elbow as the recovery arm comes out of the water or earlier?

I would be...
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