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Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-20-2015
Replies: 1
Views: 3,404
Posted By saadbox13
25KM Morocco Swim trek in December 2015

Hi Everyone, just wanted to announce the first edition of a new open water swim trek on the other side of the Atlantic, more info available here: http://www.moroccoswimtrek.com/eng/course.php

I am...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 01-14-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 15,693
Posted By saadbox13
Thank you for this video, I am finally making...

Thank you for this video, I am finally making some progress!!!
Forum: Freestyle 08-04-2012
Replies: 66
Views: 14,075
Posted By saadbox13
Florent Manaudou had a terrific race!

I am not a big fan of sprints or any swims below 400m but it's worth mentionning that Laure Manaudou's little brother just made history today in the 50m freestyle :)
Forum: Olympics 08-03-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,993
Posted By saadbox13
1500m, 800m and 10k Marathon

Does anyone know which network will broadcast these events or where I can find these online? the 1500m FreeStyle qualifying heats start tomorrow morning and the final is on Saturday...
Forum: Freestyle 06-28-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 1,955
Posted By saadbox13
Congrats on your swim, very exciting!

Congrats on your swim, very exciting!
Forum: Links and References 06-12-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 8,071
Posted By saadbox13
Kitsilano Pool(BC), Bondi Club Pool(AU), Hotel National Pool (South Beach Miami)

Here are my top 3 pools, only tried #1 and other 2 are next on my list

1. Hotel National (Miami Beach FL) - 70 meter...
Forum: Freestyle 03-06-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 3,975
Posted By saadbox13
Yep, this is really striking in the underwater...

Yep, this is really striking in the underwater footage of Sun Yan for instance.
Check it out after the 7:13 mark http://youtu.be/eRGtGlsyly0
It appears that he is pausing his kick and gliding while...
Forum: Freestyle 02-21-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 25,476
Posted By saadbox13
Youtube videos quality ?

I have been watching Shinji's and Terry's videos on youtube almost daily as a motivation before heading to the pool for the past 2 years...:)

This is probably off topic but did anyone else notice...
Forum: Freestyle 12-26-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 2,811
Posted By saadbox13
Merry xmas and happy holidays to all!

Merry xmas and happy holidays to all!
Forum: Freestyle 10-20-2011
Replies: 63
Views: 23,559
Posted By saadbox13
Excellent idea! I would suggest a google+...

Excellent idea! I would suggest a google+ 'hangout' as it allows you to have an unlimited audience for the video conference

keep us posted :)
Forum: Freestyle 09-25-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,591
Posted By saadbox13
Great tip Andy! I will experiment with this...

Great tip Andy! I will experiment with this assymetric method ASAP. I am a unilateral breather (every 4 strokes) and catching up with the TT pace was becoming a challenge after a continuous long...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-30-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 4,270
Posted By saadbox13
Excellent Swims with a nice little surprise!

I was not really prepared for these swims since I never had 2 races on the same day. Furthermore less than an hour rest in between didn't seem to be enough time to recover.

I was a bit disoriented...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-18-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,382
Posted By saadbox13
@Scotty, thanks for the message - I have been to...

@Scotty, thanks for the message - I have been to Lake George a few times but have not been to Hague, I did not realize that the water was that shallow but I will do a trial swim the day before...
Forum: Freestyle 08-18-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 4,219
Posted By saadbox13
I have been using the TT for about 4 Months since...

I have been using the TT for about 4 Months since Shane introduced it to us at the TI workshop 2.0 in Greenwich CT. It truly helped me improve my pace, I reduced my tempo from 1.6 to 1.26 over 3...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-15-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,382
Posted By saadbox13
Lake George Swim 2.5K, 5K and 10K

I just signed up for the 2.5K and 5K Lake George swim http://www.lakegeorgeswim.com (August 27th)

Considering that the 2.5K and 5K are back to back with only an hour rest I am seeking some advice on...
Forum: Freestyle 08-15-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,113
Posted By saadbox13
Thanks for the note about the blog :) I actually...

Thanks for the note about the blog :) I actually just updated it...
btw my doctor said that I should be multi-disciplinary and do some weight lifting and running. According to him swimmer's bones...
Forum: Freestyle 08-14-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,431
Posted By saadbox13
I used all types of goggles this past year and...

I used all types of goggles this past year and always switched back to using my cheap Sweedish goggles, no matter how many times I tried masks, or wide goggles etc... IMO water conditions should not...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 08-10-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 19,031
Posted By saadbox13
Rest Time

Hi Terry,

I see a lot of good posts and valuable feedback regarding practice sets, goal settings and focus, however I do not see anything related to rest time in between races or in between practice...
Forum: Freestyle 08-10-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,498
Posted By saadbox13
yeah I made that same observation with mine, in...

yeah I made that same observation with mine, in fact the swimovate watch counts the strokes of the wrist that carries it, so when it says 9 strokes average it is really 18 strokes total! :)
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-09-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 8,350
Posted By saadbox13
Amazing! I need to learn how to keep swimming...

Amazing! I need to learn how to keep swimming with a cramp, I guess the key is to stay calm, streamline and stretch
Forum: Freestyle 08-09-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,113
Posted By saadbox13
thanks for the feedback everyone, here are some answers:

Unfortunately I do not think I will be able to make it to Mirror Lake as the stiffness travelled from the lower back to the upper shoulder now. I have concluded that this might not have been a direct...
Forum: Freestyle 08-06-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 5,562
Posted By saadbox13
Amazing video! I find it fascinating that he...

Amazing video! I find it fascinating that he pauses his kick when reaching for air: one, two, three , pause+breath, repeat....
Forum: Freestyle 08-06-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,113
Posted By saadbox13
Yep! I am still hoping to be able to participate...

Yep! I am still hoping to be able to participate in a two mile swim up in lake Placid next weekend, we'll see how it goes...
Forum: Freestyle 08-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,113
Posted By saadbox13
muscle spasms

This just got worse, I am forced to stay home until I feel better
Forum: Freestyle 08-04-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,113
Posted By saadbox13
wall push-off arm/back injury

I started using my right arm to push off the wall instead of my feet because I had a bad calf cramp last week :) I do not do flip-turns because I end up almost in the middle of the 25m pool which...
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