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Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 11-02-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,896
Posted By debralambourn
Thank you

Thank you for the La Jolla Cove beach. That looks beautiful. I am bringing my wetsuit so will have that as an option depending upon the temp. Below 60 and I'll be in my wetsuit. I am so excited...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 11-02-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,896
Posted By debralambourn
Suggestions for swimming in San Diego

I'm visiting San Diego later this week (I live in Oregon) and would love to get out and swim in the ocean but don't really know where to do this. I am admittedly so ignorant to assume it is warm...
Forum: Links and References 10-23-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6,768
Posted By debralambourn
Are the best swimmers the best coaches

This is an interesting thought....

We want to learn from the best right? Because they must have some "secret" that the rest of us are just missing out on. However, my experience with swimming has...
Forum: Freestyle 10-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 4,294
Posted By debralambourn
Thank you for the feedback

Thank you all for the feedback. I started to using the tempo trainer again and I am already noticing improvements.

I count beeps per length because I will cheat by doing an extra long push off...
Forum: Freestyle 10-15-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 2,295
Posted By debralambourn
Get the new materials

I first looked into TI a few years ago and there has been a huge shift regarding rotation and the drills have become much more streamlined. I would highly recommend the new Easy freestyle DVD as...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 10-15-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 6,058
Posted By debralambourn
Freestyle Snorkel

I woul highly recommend the Freestyle snorkel made by Finis. It will also help imprint the head position and you can start practicing the nodding drills with it to a certain extent.
Forum: Freestyle 10-12-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 4,294
Posted By debralambourn
Feedback on Stroke

I recorded myself swimming this weekend and am looking for some feedback.

I did the TI workshop on Oct 3 -4 so I'm about 1 week out from that. I have been swimming everyday working almost...
Forum: Links and References 10-08-2009
Replies: 19
Views: 6,768
Posted By debralambourn
I think one of the big differences between...

I think one of the big differences between Masters swimming and Mastery Swimming is that in Masters swimming there is a different focus.

In my experience, Masters swimming is about swimming faster...
Forum: Freestyle 10-07-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,147
Posted By debralambourn
Thank you for the response. It is definitely a...

Thank you for the response. It is definitely a paradigm shift between Masters swimming and Mastering swimming.

I find the biggest shift is changing the goal of every workout to working on...
Forum: Freestyle 10-07-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,147
Posted By debralambourn
Post TI Workshop

I did the TI workshop this past weekend (oct 3 - 4) which was fabulous. I am now in the phase of relearning the stroke and imprinting new muscle memory.

I have been swimming on and off club teams,...
Forum: Freestyle 09-15-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 1,604
Posted By debralambourn
Faster and easier.... it's true!

I have been working on the TI drill for about 2 months and have definitely felt like my swimming was getting easier and more efficient but hadn't yet seen any real pay off as far as speed.

I have...
Forum: Freestyle 09-10-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,008
Posted By debralambourn
High hips

Today during my swim I tried to get a feeling of high hips and was... well unsuccessful. I have been able to achieve the sensation fleetingly when swimming and can definitely feel the difference in...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 09-03-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 5,618
Posted By debralambourn
Running in water

I have always swam so do not have this issue myself. I need more help on dry land than the wet stuff. However, I have worked with several runners and found that if you concentrate on just relaxing...
Forum: Freestyle 08-27-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,552
Posted By debralambourn
Thank you that is very helpful. I have...

Thank you that is very helpful. I have definitely been going too deep. I will focus on this on my next swim.
Forum: Freestyle 08-27-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 2,552
Posted By debralambourn
X/Y Coordinate for spearing hand

I am working on trying to find the ideal X/Y coordinate for my hand to spear to. Is there a way to guage the "ideal" location?

I feel like I have pretty well identified the Horizontal position,...
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