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Forum: Freestyle 07-19-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,090
Posted By ames
Is there any way you could find someone to swim...

Is there any way you could find someone to swim with you, preferably someone who has some interest in TI or is willing to learn? I find that when I swim with someone, I worry less about what people...
Forum: Freestyle 07-16-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,428
Posted By ames
Best. Swim. Ever.

BALANCE!

I have enjoyed fleeting moments of it, but later couldn't recapture the feeling. Now I am confident I've got it locked in, after today's practice. And if I do struggle to achieve it, I...
Forum: Freestyle 03-13-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 5,654
Posted By ames
Jim, I've worn contacts since I was 12 years...

Jim,

I've worn contacts since I was 12 years old. In fact, that was one of my excuses for not learning how to swim for years. They are not the disposable kind and it would be pretty expensive to...
Forum: Freestyle 02-23-2011
Replies: 27
Views: 5,554
Posted By ames
3, worlds better than I used to be, but not able...

3, worlds better than I used to be, but not able to swim as effortlessly and as long as I would like. When I started to learn to swim, I was very naive about how complex swimming really is. Thought...
Forum: Freestyle 02-22-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 5,638
Posted By ames
Deep vs. Shallow Water

I have noticed when I swim in the deep pool (6'8") at my gym I swim better and more easily than in the shallow pool (4'6"). In the deep pool I feel more supported by the water, I feel like I'm...
Forum: Freestyle 02-20-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 13,874
Posted By ames
In Terry's newest dvd, the Self-Coached Workshop,...

In Terry's newest dvd, the Self-Coached Workshop, he addresses this in passing under the section on the 2-beat kick. He shows a clip of how he streamlines his body, switching from one track to the...
Forum: Backstroke 02-20-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 7,451
Posted By ames
Wow, a lot of helpful advice! It is good to see...

Wow, a lot of helpful advice! It is good to see the backstroke lane buzzing with activity. I will put this info to work at the pool. And I'm sure that eventually I will get the Backstroke for...
Forum: Backstroke 02-17-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 7,451
Posted By ames
Backstroke video

I am posting a little clip of my backstroke, what I have pieced together from an old TI video that taught freestyle & bs together (I still love to do long axis combos), TI book Extraordinary Swimming...
Forum: Freestyle 02-16-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,045
Posted By ames
A much, much better day at the pool. No, haschu,...

A much, much better day at the pool. No, haschu, you didn't frustrate me, quite the contrary. You pointed out my biggest problem, which is the first step in finding a solution. When I looked at...
Forum: Freestyle 02-15-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,045
Posted By ames
Had a rough day at the pool. The first time I...

Had a rough day at the pool. The first time I ever didn't enjoy my swim. I think everyone's observations were spot on and I tried to correct my lopsided stroke, but nothing felt right. The only...
Forum: Freestyle 02-14-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,045
Posted By ames
Underwater video

Ok, ok, here is the rest of my underwater video. My cameraman had a hard time filming me from the side with the lane markers in the way :)

ames' ti swim underwater...
Forum: Freestyle 02-14-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,045
Posted By ames
I had a breakthrough a couple weeks ago (spearing...

I had a breakthrough a couple weeks ago (spearing less deep was part of it) and my scissors kick went away (so I thought), but I haven't been able to recapture that feeling since. If I focus on...
Forum: Freestyle 02-14-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 5,045
Posted By ames
My video--seeking suggestions

Here is where I'm at after 1 1/2 years with TI... not sure what I need to work on most. I would appreciate any insights. Obviously I have not worked on breathing to my left yet, but that's a goal...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-07-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 18,354
Posted By ames
For me, this exercise taught me that I didn't...

For me, this exercise taught me that I didn't have to think so hard about high elbows or try to grab the water. As I slowed down and focused on hitting the beeps, my muscles automatically adjusted...
Forum: Freestyle 02-06-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,120
Posted By ames
Lawrence, I recently had the same eureka moment...

Lawrence,

I recently had the same eureka moment you had. And the same quote you mentioned has been popping up in my head again and again and was to be my thread title, if I ever got around to...
Forum: Links and References 02-05-2011
Replies: 72
Views: 20,636
Posted By ames
Amen. I also recently described this thread to a...

Amen. I also recently described this thread to a friend and how I thought it was ironic that a discussion about increasing women's input on the forum turned into exactly the kind of thing that turns...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 02-04-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 18,354
Posted By ames
Guaranteed?

Well, I won't be asking for my money back. Worked like magic!

I haven't used my tempo trainer much and I've always ignored the posts with all the practice set math--not because I am a woman, but...
Forum: Links and References 01-30-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 5,932
Posted By ames
I have not kept up with the ti forums lately and...

I have not kept up with the ti forums lately and just came across this thread and it reminded me of an incident at the pool that happened a couple weeks ago.

The guy in the lane next to me was a...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-08-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 12,106
Posted By ames
Interesting question. You should definitely...

Interesting question. You should definitely learn how to roll over and float on your back before going in the deep end. You can kick gently in sweet spot until you catch your breath.

I am not very...
Forum: Freestyle 08-07-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 1,614
Posted By ames
So THAT'S flow!

I have been working for some time at making breathing in freestyle as comfortable as in breaststroke, so that I can swim as long as I want, instead of getting gassed after 2 laps. A few days ago, I...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 07-22-2010
Replies: 75
Views: 164,241
Posted By ames
Robedon, I am working on the same issue. My...

Robedon,

I am working on the same issue. My goal is to be able to swim a mile freestyle, or however long I feel like swimming. I have been stuck at a plateau for some time, where I am winded after...
Forum: Freestyle 06-05-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,343
Posted By ames
Kurt, After several months of practicing TI I...

Kurt,

After several months of practicing TI I realized I had the head position wrong all along! It is natural to want to look ahead to see where you're going and when I read the great Shinji on...
Forum: Butterfly 06-01-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 8,572
Posted By ames
Butterfrog! Yes, I came across this myself...

Butterfrog! Yes, I came across this myself several weeks ago. Terry does a 1-stroke to 1-kick cycle here: http://www.youtube.com/user/tiswim?blend=2&ob=1&rclk=cti#p/u/30/xW_d3XpXltY

It's fun, I...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 05-23-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 14,998
Posted By ames
Yes, thanks Chris for resurrecting this thread. ...

Yes, thanks Chris for resurrecting this thread. I remember reading it last year but it was beyond my skills at the time and I didn't pay close attention... now it is more pertinent.

I am...
Forum: Freestyle 05-15-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,541
Posted By ames
I have the same issue. I have a hard time...

I have the same issue. I have a hard time kicking with my right foot, even when I focus just on that. I think it is because I am right-handed and the motion of throwing (or spearing) with my right...
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