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Forum: Freestyle 03-06-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 7,998
Posted By cynthiam
Yes indeedy on both counts here! I swim in the...

Yes indeedy on both counts here!

I swim in the pool and in chilly, salty open water. When I swim a lot of crawl in ow, I find that my balance in the pool is a real challenge. It's amazing how...
Forum: Freestyle 01-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 7,589
Posted By cynthiam
Oh, those are good ones, Frog and Naji. I know...

Oh, those are good ones, Frog and Naji. I know what you mean about the thickness & slipperyness.

2 weeks ago I had a great swim in the bay. I was breaststroking and got into a rhythm that felt...
Forum: Freestyle 01-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 9,627
Posted By cynthiam
Thanks for the offer, PlumFlower. He gave me...

Thanks for the offer, PlumFlower. He gave me that DVD after my lesson. I watch it often and still have work to do. :)

For you folks still struggling with SG, here are a couple of points Coach...
Forum: Butterfly 01-12-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 5,509
Posted By cynthiam
Richard, congratulations from a non-flyer. I'm...

Richard, congratulations from a non-flyer. I'm impressed that you're continuing your improvements in butterfly and IM. Your ongoing passion inspires me.

Wishing you all the best in your upcoming...
Forum: Freestyle 01-12-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 9,627
Posted By cynthiam
Sounds like a great lesson, PlumFlower! :) I...

Sounds like a great lesson, PlumFlower! :) I knew Coach Shinji would help you out.

I do superman glide at the beginning of every pool session. If my balance doesn't feel good doing sg, it won't...
Forum: Freestyle 01-05-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 9,627
Posted By cynthiam
Don't worry, Coach Shinji will correct your form....

Don't worry, Coach Shinji will correct your form. It's the first thing he did for me at my first (of 2) lesson with him. I was surprised at how wrong I was doing it! And the correct SG form really...
Forum: Freestyle 01-05-2012
Replies: 19
Views: 4,731
Posted By cynthiam
Andy, I'm the same way as you. My physical...

Andy, I'm the same way as you. My physical therapist told me that it's common to have less mobility in the shoulder of the dominant arm.
Forum: Links and References 12-28-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 9,148
Posted By cynthiam
Mission statements and tag lines

Hear, hear, Michael! You and bx said it much more gracefully than I did. :)

Thanks for the elucidation, Terry, on trying to embed the holistic nature of TI into the mission statement. What you've...
Forum: Links and References 12-27-2011
Replies: 30
Views: 9,148
Posted By cynthiam
Prefer the original

The expansion seems like scope creep to me and a bit prescriptive (not in a good way). I agree with Janos that it may dilute your original message.

How are you defining healthy choices and living...
Forum: Freestyle 12-25-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,803
Posted By cynthiam
Janos, come visit San Francisco -- I swam in the...

Janos, come visit San Francisco -- I swam in the bay this afternoon. The water a lovely 10C (~51F) or so.

Best holiday wishes to you and everyone in the TI community!

Cynthia
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 12-22-2011
Replies: 220
Views: 67,706
Posted By cynthiam
I like your idea! I can't get myself videoed...

I like your idea!

I can't get myself videoed at my pool -- they don't allow it. Even if it's fairly empty and I have an outside lane to myself. *sigh*

Maybe they won't install the technology...
Forum: Links and References 12-17-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 7,364
Posted By cynthiam
Not intending to hijack this thread, but I...

Not intending to hijack this thread, but I couldn't have said it better. Swimming found me at age 47 (on the advice of a massage therapist treating my problematic left hip), and I am so grateful...
Forum: Freestyle 11-23-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,141
Posted By cynthiam
I'm in

Been working on this very thing lately, though without much focus.

During my first 1.5-2 years of TI/learning to swim, the right side breath became comfortable & the left was like visiting another...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 11-08-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4,463
Posted By cynthiam
I can coordinate my right leg kick with rotation...

I can coordinate my right leg kick with rotation & left arm spear fairly well, timing-wise. Still needs much practice, but I can sometimes feel a good effect.

My left leg, on the other hand (um,...
Forum: Freestyle 10-25-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 23,490
Posted By cynthiam
My current thinking (after 2+ years of TI) is...

My current thinking (after 2+ years of TI) is that deeper is better when the swimmer is still finding his/her balance. Seems to me that stroke-building drills are more effective and more easily done...
Forum: Freestyle 10-25-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 23,490
Posted By cynthiam
Thanks, Coach Todd. I can hardly wait to get to...

Thanks, Coach Todd. I can hardly wait to get to the pool to work on this (starting with spearswitches).

I tried it out a little in ow on Sunday. Didn't get the timing yet, of course, but I started...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-24-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 10,073
Posted By cynthiam
rmouser, congrats on getting into open water! I...

rmouser, congrats on getting into open water!

I feel much more relaxed in ow than in the pool, partly because there's no one else near me and partly because I can get into a rhythm more easily when...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-23-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,120
Posted By cynthiam
You might want to try a few out before you commit...

You might want to try a few out before you commit to a purchase. There are rental options online, though my local sporting goods store offers better pricing and a wider range of suits to try. And...
Forum: Freestyle 10-23-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 23,490
Posted By cynthiam
Ahhhh, now this is something I can practice. ...

Ahhhh, now this is something I can practice. I've been trying to get closer to the timing and the feeling of it happening but haven't really known exactly what to do. This makes sense to me. ...
Forum: Freestyle 10-20-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 23,490
Posted By cynthiam
What a great idea!

What a great idea!
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 10-19-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,232
Posted By cynthiam
Hooray!

It's great to hear from you, Grant. Glad it went well and that you're home.

I think you're on to something regarding the meditation, especially if you're not meditating in the pool for the next...
Forum: Freestyle 10-17-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 23,490
Posted By cynthiam
What does vertical mean here?

This is exactly the confusion I've been trying to sort out. My understanding of the EVF is that the forearm hangs from the elbow parallel to *both* the rear and the side -- that is, perpendicular to...
Forum: Freestyle 10-10-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,042
Posted By cynthiam
I'm with you on this. Swimming in saltwater is...

I'm with you on this. Swimming in saltwater is significantly easier for me compared with a pool. I can swim 3/4 of a mile nonstop in saltwater; I have a hard time completing 1/4 mile nonstop in the...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 10-06-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 7,804
Posted By cynthiam
Enjoy Fleet Week, Terry. Wish I weren't leaving...

Enjoy Fleet Week, Terry. Wish I weren't leaving town tomorrow; the weather is supposed to be quite nice & the water in Aquatic Park has been lovely lately. Warm (60?), soft, and billowy.

I look...
Forum: Freestyle 09-27-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,312
Posted By cynthiam
Nice! I especially like how you keep your head...

Nice! I especially like how you keep your head down (that was one of my biggest problems for a long time -- and I still have to pay attention to it). You look pretty relaxed and well balanced.

I...
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