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Forum: Freestyle 11-21-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 5,841
Posted By Mike from NS
Congrats Cathy ! This is the kind of news we all...

Congrats Cathy ! This is the kind of news we all want to hear from each other.

Days like you had today is what keeps us going back. When patient positive practice works we just want to tell the...
Forum: Freestyle 11-21-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 3,134
Posted By Mike from NS
I tried using the pull buoy as mentioned earlier...

I tried using the pull buoy as mentioned earlier in the thread -- as Shinji had suggested I should. In about only 20 minutes of continuous push off from the wall, the glide distance with the pull...
Forum: Freestyle 11-21-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 5,841
Posted By Mike from NS
Hi Cathy, One of the greatest hindrances of...

Hi Cathy,

One of the greatest hindrances of youth is caring about what others think of us. With age comes confidence or at least the giving up on caring what others may think. Real confidence...
Forum: Freestyle 11-19-2017
Replies: 37
Views: 5,841
Posted By Mike from NS
Hi Cathy, Three points ; 1) at 40, in relation...

Hi Cathy,

Three points ; 1) at 40, in relation to some of us here, you are still a kid ... so, enjoy your youth ! 2) As was pointed out and was suggested to me many times over the years when asking...
Forum: Freestyle 11-13-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 3,134
Posted By Mike from NS
Hi there novaswimmer. in clarification of what I...

Hi there novaswimmer.

in clarification of what I meant in "training" the legs ...... not training the legs but training the brain with training the legs in mind

In reply to a question from Bob W...
Forum: Freestyle 11-13-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 3,134
Posted By Mike from NS
I agree that various body types would all have...

I agree that various body types would all have different results with this exercise. But the "thing" is to train ourselves to be as balanced as possible and also as flat as possible in the water. I...
Forum: Freestyle 11-12-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 3,134
Posted By Mike from NS
Hi Eric, Yes quite the journey isn't it. I feel...

Hi Eric,
Yes quite the journey isn't it. I feel you are more dedicated to it that I am; but like you, I too feel that I can swim finally. (Without Terry and TI it would never have happened for me.)...
Forum: Freestyle 11-10-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 3,134
Posted By Mike from NS
A test of Balance

If I remember correctly, isn't one test of balance to see how few push offs it takes to cross 25 meters? I recall reading we (TI disciples) strive to reach the other side with 4 push offs from the...
Forum: Freestyle 10-28-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By Mike from NS
Have a look at this video by Shinji. Hope this...

Have a look at this video by Shinji. Hope this might help and answer your question.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=JP&fmt=6&v=DmTkEwawPSw&hl=ja

Mike
Forum: Freestyle 10-27-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 7,421
Posted By Mike from NS
If not for having found Terry and Total...

If not for having found Terry and Total Immersion, and from his passionate helpful replies to many questions by others (and myself) over the years, I sincerely believe that I would never have learned...
Forum: Freestyle 09-05-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,978
Posted By Mike from NS
Gaz, Similar story here ... I never swam as a...

Gaz,

Similar story here ... I never swam as a child and when finally decided it was time to learn (at 54) I took a rec program for adults who never swam. Nearly a complete waste of time. I then...
Forum: Freestyle 09-01-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 4,336
Posted By Mike from NS
A few years ago I asked a question here in search...

A few years ago I asked a question here in search of mind-sets or methods to attain the ability of swimming continuous lengths. The thread almost took on a life of its own with many helpful replies....
Forum: Freestyle 09-01-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 4,336
Posted By Mike from NS
A few years ago I asked a question here in search...

A few years ago I asked a question here in search of mind-sets or methods to attain the ability of swimming continuous lengths. The thread almost took on a life of its own with many helpful replies....
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-02-2016
Replies: 41
Views: 124,987
Posted By Mike from NS
And another thing.......

I've been less of a contributor of late but remain interested in learning to swim better. Breathing (or lack of skilled breathing ability) has kept me on a plateau for way too long.

Something that...
Forum: Freestyle 06-05-2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2,261
Posted By Mike from NS
Before she will even consider learning to swim...

Before she will even consider learning to swim ... she is going to have to have the desire herself. Simply because you want her to overcome her fears, she likely won't. She needs to be motivated...
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 7,801
Posted By Mike from NS
Search out the TI Swim & Nod Drill. (Maybe it is...

Search out the TI Swim & Nod Drill. (Maybe it is called the Nod & Swim Drill.) Coach Suzanne had some nice suggestions and mind sets on it some years back on this. It helps mostly to learn to keep...
Forum: Freestyle 08-24-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 4,129
Posted By Mike from NS
Hi Grant, Thanks ! You have stuck with it for...

Hi Grant,

Thanks !

You have stuck with it for sure. Congratulations to you as well. As far as play ... we learn the most through play time when major concerns can be distracted by the "fun...
Forum: Freestyle 08-24-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 4,129
Posted By Mike from NS
Thanks for the reply and explanation Stuart. ...

Thanks for the reply and explanation Stuart. Also thanks for the words of encouragement. I tend not to be as driven a swimmer as most here are. I "play" and "mindfully study and practice" ...
Forum: Freestyle 08-23-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 4,129
Posted By Mike from NS
Hi Stuart, That video shows it all ..... But,...

Hi Stuart,

That video shows it all .....

But, there was no mention of feeling the power from the leg's kick cross through the core to the opposite arm's extension. I recall a discussion about this...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-10-2015
Replies: 5
Views: 5,176
Posted By Mike from NS
Rightly or wrongly I have felt for a while now...

Rightly or wrongly I have felt for a while now that once I could "fix" or "capture " the breathing aspect of swimming ... that then I would be on my way -- finally. Thanks to 'Open water breathing...
Forum: Freestyle 07-27-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,914
Posted By Mike from NS
You make some good valid points Tom ! I also...

You make some good valid points Tom !

I also seek something different, no matter how trivial, with each swim.
Forum: Freestyle 07-25-2015
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By Mike from NS
Ahhhh ... fins ... When I began to learn to...

Ahhhh ... fins ...

When I began to learn to swim, at about 54 years old (never swam as a kid), if I hadn't gone to using fins I would not have progressed to where I am now. Others may disagree. ...
Forum: Freestyle 07-20-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,914
Posted By Mike from NS
Segressel54, I agree ... there are several of us...

Segressel54,

I agree ... there are several of us in this boat that wants to swim farther without stopping. The most consistent comments a couple of years ago spoke to "just doing it!" Without the...
Forum: Freestyle 07-19-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 2,914
Posted By Mike from NS
Hi segressel54, I started a thread a couple of...

Hi segressel54,

I started a thread a couple of years ago on this subject. The thread, which went on for 11 pages was titled " a question regarding "continuance"".

There were many helpful...
Forum: Links and References 01-12-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 7,768
Posted By Mike from NS
I've been really delinquent here lately in that...

I've been really delinquent here lately in that I've visited the site a number of times but just read the current posts. Today I see a reply by Grant to an interesting thread. Just wanted to wish...
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