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Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-09-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 4,140
I just checked out Tarrafal swim. It looks...

I just checked out Tarrafal swim. It looks fabulous. (I am fluent in Spanish so reading the Portuguese is no problem). Swimming is great because you just don't need much. Though I have weak eyes...
Forum: Freestyle 07-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 7,920
Tom, that visualization of taking a snap shot is...

Tom, that visualization of taking a snap shot is really fabulous. I am still struggling with sighting and amazed at how long it takes to process visual information when I am in the water. Trying to...
Forum: Freestyle 07-09-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 7,920
Streak, super cool to hear, and totally...

Streak, super cool to hear, and totally consistent with what I've been experiencing. Being knife-like in the water continues to help me and my tri-coach is amazed at how quickly I've taken to open...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 06-20-2018
Replies: 88
Views: 24,907
Yes. So many things. I am pretty new to this...

Yes. So many things. I am pretty new to this and have been overwhelmed at times as well. Breathing, however, is not optional.

I am not a coach.... so take this with a grain of salt.

I would...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 06-20-2018
Replies: 22
Views: 15,413
Chris, Breathing can be a challenge... so many...

Chris,
Breathing can be a challenge... so many factors psychological and physical.

I went through a phase where I suddenly couldn't breath despite not having any issues in the prior months as I...
Forum: Freestyle 06-18-2018
Replies: 16
Views: 7,920
I am an open water noob who has found that being...

I am an open water noob who has found that being patient really emphasizing the body roll makes a huge difference. So I focus on savoring the glide with my body fully extended and doing a short,...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 06-18-2018
Replies: 0
Views: 2,517
Thank you!

A little less than 11 months ago, I got into a pool for the first time as part of my goal to eventually become a triathlete. I managed one lap before I thought I would die. It was mid July and I...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 06-18-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 3,319
I am pretty new to open water and have noticed...

I am pretty new to open water and have noticed this as well. I am willing to guess that I occasionally look like a spouting whale with a splash so high that I can feel it hit my swimming cap.
I am...
Forum: Freestyle 05-04-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 4,682
Not sure if I am doing it right, but my body is...

Not sure if I am doing it right, but my body is quiet in the glide. (I love the glide.) I initiate the rotation with my spear. I am not aware enough of my body to know the exact timing, but I...
Forum: Freestyle 03-07-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,687
Love it! Great story.

Love it! Great story.
Forum: Freestyle 03-05-2018
Replies: 61
Views: 23,174
I am a noob (8 months) who seems to have had a...

I am a noob (8 months) who seems to have had a pretty easy time of it. I also totally relate to your struggles with breathing and technique. I recently had an issue where my breathing froze up over...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-05-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 3,495
I did another swim on Saturday with the same...

I did another swim on Saturday with the same approach and same happy results.
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-03-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 3,495
I am happy to report that it TOTALLY WORKED. So...

I am happy to report that it TOTALLY WORKED. So stoked, so happy to have not lost that great groove.

I started at a very slow pace and realized that any time I did 3 strokes to switch sides I would...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-02-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 3,495
Excellent advice. I hadn't thought to try to...

Excellent advice. I hadn't thought to try to focus on what happens prior. Shooting for some pool time tomorrow. I will let you know.
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-01-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 3,495
Help! All of a sudden I can't Breath

I've been a noob having a wonderful time (started in early July). I've been very happy progressing through drills to finding my cadence and up to swimming for 60-90 min. I went through a period...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 02-24-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 2,741
Hi Naji, I am on an assignment here for a couple...

Hi Naji,

I am on an assignment here for a couple of months and have been trying to find coaching and open water swimming etc. I am working in Sunnyvale. thaddeus.ward@gmail.com
Forum: Coach Blogs 02-09-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 2,517
Looking for a coach in Sunnyvale, CA region

I am at one of those points in the swimming journey where I need a coach. I've just been put on an assignment in the Sunnyvale area for a couple of months and would like to find someone who can help...
Forum: Freestyle 02-09-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 2,245
I feel the same way about rhythm. For me rhythm...

I feel the same way about rhythm. For me rhythm is king. If I am having a hard time breathing, I will cut back on the level of force in my stroke so that I can sustain it.
Forum: Freestyle 02-09-2018
Replies: 12
Views: 3,337
Not a trained coach, but I would practice the TI...

Not a trained coach, but I would practice the TI zipper drill. It looks like your incoming hand could spear down much earlier (just past your ear) and with much more energy. This would emphasize...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-09-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 16,506
I am not (yet) and open water swimmer but am...

I am not (yet) and open water swimmer but am constantly experimenting with breathing rhythms. I have found it a great way to remain conscious of my whole stroke. I, however, have never been aware...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 01-12-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 4,827
I agree with Coach Bob. Go to sweet spot when in...

I agree with Coach Bob. Go to sweet spot when in doubt... but don't stop moving. Even though breathing is usually not an issue for me now, I will still get out of breathing balance sometimes and...
Forum: Freestyle 01-12-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 2,245
Why think about distance at all?

Just to suggest an alternative, what if you stopped thinking about distance at all. I don't count my laps, I just go for time and check the clock or my watch every once in a while. I definitely...
Forum: Freestyle 01-07-2018
Replies: 67
Views: 11,827
I totally agree with the idea of adding a bit of...

I totally agree with the idea of adding a bit of randomness to practices. I am not at that stage yet in swimming, but in general trying something new in life (sport especially) tends to cascade into...
Forum: Freestyle 01-07-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,722
Bob, Thank you. Great job expanding on and...

Bob,
Thank you. Great job expanding on and adding nuance to what I was saying. It gives me some new things to think about. Learning a skill like this is such a personal journey, that hearing other...
Forum: Freestyle 01-07-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 1,722
Pinky!

Wow. Never even though of that, but it makes great sense. Add this to my list of things to observe while splashing.
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