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Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-02-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 7,726
Posted By sasquatch
Sun Yang's breathing

For anyone who's interested there has been some discussion in a separate forum on the enviable technique shown by Sun Yang of China while he broke the world record in the 1500m pool swim during the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-02-2011
Replies: 74
Views: 23,824
Posted By sasquatch
Sun Yang's Breathing

There have been many very good observations here about Sun Yang's achievement, long stroke and kicking technique. I noticed something interesting about his breathing and thought I'd post it here...
Forum: Racing 08-01-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 10,241
Posted By sasquatch
video link

I haven't found a full race video, but I believe this clip picks up around the 750m turn, but does include some under-water shots where you can see his kicking rhythm.

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Forum: Freestyle 06-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,569
Posted By sasquatch
Go swim 5 step program

This may not work for everyone, but I think these have helped me improve somewhat.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFQpLyihI5M

this is the link to the first step, you should find steps 2-5 on the...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 06-01-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 8,524
Posted By sasquatch
cold showers

You don't have to keep the water cold for the entire duration of your shower, but turn the temp down as low as you can stand and practice your breathing. Just like getting in a cold lake or pool the...
Forum: Links and References 04-20-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,954
Posted By sasquatch
if he doesn't need it anymore...

...I'd like to borrow Terry's unused "butterfly exemption." Actually, if I don't get any better at it I may be forced to accept a full-fledged ban. My masters swim buddies have a hard time breathing...
Forum: Freestyle 12-20-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 7,521
Posted By sasquatch
hold the line

I've worked with a few friends on swimming straight. Haven't tried the center mount snorkel, but I do have them use the line. Not just as a guide for eye and head position, but also as a focal point...
Forum: Links and References 11-16-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 9,081
Posted By sasquatch
slow down you move too fast

Putting analysis and discussion of form or kick frequency/amplitude aside, one thing I get out of this is that even Michael Phelps sees a benefit to swimming slow and consciously tuning various...
Forum: Links and References 11-04-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 6,930
Posted By sasquatch
Garmin Forerunner

I've never used this, but my friend Josh likes to pay more attention to distance during his OW swims.

http://www.utahopenwater.com/search/label/Garmin%20Forerunner%20305
Forum: Freestyle 11-01-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1,698
Posted By sasquatch
I didn't work on breast/butterfly much in the...

I didn't work on breast/butterfly much in the past, but have recently added IM sets to my usual back/free practice. I'm still a horrible butterflier, but determined to improve it. I've also been...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-27-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 9,828
Posted By sasquatch
Don't mean to take away from the discussion of...

Don't mean to take away from the discussion of this tragedy (poor race organization/lack of concern for participant safety) but since you asked...

Katie, my short answer is that I don't know for...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-27-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 3,730
Posted By sasquatch
cool with cold

I'm pretty used to the cold and much prefer swimming in colder waters. Never worn a wet-suit even for longer swims (2+ hours) in ~55 deg water. I usually only get chilled upon exit when air temps are...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-26-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 3,730
Posted By sasquatch
Thermal Shirt

Anyone over tried a thermal shirt?

http://www.finisinc.com/P-10504810107/Thermal-Training-Shirt-Black-Xl

Do they actually help keep your core warmer?

I don't want to use a wet suit, but would...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-25-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 9,828
Posted By sasquatch
Sad news no matter what decisions led up to it....

Sad news no matter what decisions led up to it. I'm not a fan of litigious recourse and monetary "compensation" because no amount would ever make up for their loss, but if Terry's information is...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-14-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 5,396
Posted By sasquatch
Worst part of my first 10k was not waves, wind,...

Worst part of my first 10k was not waves, wind, rain (plenty) or muscle soreness (none) but the whisker rash on both my shoulders from narrow tracks and maybe too much rotation. Shaving was about the...
Forum: Freestyle 10-06-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,811
Posted By sasquatch
I think I read these steps in something Terry...

I think I read these steps in something Terry wrote a while back. Not sure if it was his originally but I think it's a great description to apply to the process of learning any new skill.

1....
Forum: Breaststroke 09-22-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 10,585
Posted By sasquatch
Another example

Breast-stroke is Phelps' least competitive, and butterfly probably his most dominant stroke, makes sense that he'd play to his strength in the IM's by adding some of what he does well (would be nice...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-17-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,201
Posted By sasquatch
thanks

thanks all for the advice, if I actually raced/watched the clock more than once a year I'd probably have some of this figured out already.

Katie - conditions were actually much better this year...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-16-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,201
Posted By sasquatch
Good, Bad & Ugly 10k #2

Was able to complete another 10k swim this past Saturday at Deer Creek reservoir near Orem, Utah. Fantastic weather this year, not a cloud in the sky. Air temps in the upper 80's and water temps in...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-10-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 3,742
Posted By sasquatch
more details

Naj - I'll have to figure out a trip schedule for some practice in the bay; will definitely let you know when I'm coming, but nothing planned for now. Swimming that long in colder water feels great,...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-09-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 3,742
Posted By sasquatch
River Swimming Hazard!

If you ever find yourself on a leisurely swim Henry's Fork of the Snake River in Southeastern Idaho, remember to stay away from the islands in the river! Apparently the moose who wander up and down...
Forum: Backstroke 07-21-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 11,958
Posted By sasquatch
2-beat kick in backstroke

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cslxxJU-A5U

This is some pretty smooth backstroke and uses a 2bk. Watch for it in the underwater shots of Irie (going in and out of turns). I think this record was...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 07-16-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,666
Posted By sasquatch
hoping to follow in your footsteps...er, wide tracks

I was fortunate to travel with a rugby team to NZ in 1992 and have been looking for a good reason to go back ever since. I have some challenging swims on my bucket list too and the Cook Straight is...
Forum: Open Water 07-13-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 4,171
Posted By sasquatch
one step at a time

I did my first 10k last August. As you, I was very surprised at the finishing times of the winners, especially given the conditions we had on the day. We had 7 out of 22 finish, the others were...
Forum: Freestyle 07-09-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 7,175
Posted By sasquatch
just like Mike?

I think I saw something during the '08 Olympics where they went through Phelps' measurements and how his body was suited to swimming and swimming fast. Largely for the reasons Terry outlined, that...
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