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Forum: Freestyle 04-28-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 5,225
Posted By Penguin
Relaxed, separated, extended fingers are...

Relaxed, separated, extended fingers are sensitive to small side forces. This is an excellent feedback of how straight you are spearing.
Forum: Freestyle 03-22-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2,143
Posted By Penguin
How did you come across the this article? It...

How did you come across the this article?

It just appeared in today's (3/21/17) Science Times (at least the Midwest edition).
Forum: Freestyle 03-16-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,980
Posted By Penguin
I am not intentionally making any change in the...

I am not intentionally making any change in the geometry of the arm. Trying to keep it pretty much as Coach Stuart describes above. Hand & arm sloping downward, fingers below wrist, wrist below...
Forum: Freestyle 03-14-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,980
Posted By Penguin
Mostly with pecs and other muscles on the front...

Mostly with pecs and other muscles on the front of the torso.
Forum: Freestyle 03-13-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 2,980
Posted By Penguin
Hi Rajan, While I see you have opened a new...

Hi Rajan,

While I see you have opened a new thread on this topic, I would like to address your first question, and see what comments others might have.

What Stuart says is of course true, but I...
Forum: Freestyle 02-01-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 2,002
Posted By Penguin
Just watching the first set of videos, I could...

Just watching the first set of videos, I could feel my knees hurting. For sure that young man will be hurting before age 40.

Fourth video a breath of fresh air and reason.
After watching the...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 12-13-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 14,346
Posted By Penguin
Good post, Eric. You might try, bite my...

Good post, Eric.

You might try, bite my tongue, using a kick board. Turning your head first to one side, then the other. Feel the differences. Try to work through them. Do this for a few laps...
Forum: Freestyle 11-22-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 6,182
Posted By Penguin
Something you should know about water polo. You...

Something you should know about water polo. You have to swim with your head up and your eyes constantly looking around. If you put your head down, even for a second, you can be lost.
Forum: Freestyle 07-08-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 7,712
Posted By Penguin
From time to time over the last couple of years,...

From time to time over the last couple of years, I have been trying to focus on bending my leg backwards at the hip joint. I had seen some youngsters on a local swim team swinging their lags back as...
Forum: Freestyle 05-12-2016
Replies: 14
Views: 5,024
Posted By Penguin
Following up on the suggestion to counter-flex......

Following up on the suggestion to counter-flex... This from a yoga instructor I was not dating, Try tensioning all the muscles in the affected area. The ones that are bothering you as well as the...
Forum: Freestyle 05-03-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,973
Posted By Penguin
OK, two more bits of advice. Don't be afraid to...

OK, two more bits of advice.

Don't be afraid to roll beyond shoulders stacked while you are trying to get these to work.

Don't get too hung up on this. Work on it for a while; then give it a rest....
Forum: Freestyle 05-02-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 2,973
Posted By Penguin
The "Simple Roll to Air" and the "Breathe in...

The "Simple Roll to Air" and the "Breathe in Skate" drills are not easy at first.

I had been swimming with a somewhat conventional stroke fairly well for decades. I had taught myself bilateral...
Forum: Freestyle 04-25-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 25,947
Posted By Penguin
Something that made a noticeable difference for...

Something that made a noticeable difference for me:

Don't forget to exhale. This should be one of your foci. You can't suck in a lungful of fresh air if you are still half full of stale...
Forum: Freestyle 03-14-2016
Replies: 13
Views: 6,179
Posted By Penguin
I get water in my mouth a lot. Usually as my...

I get water in my mouth a lot. Usually as my face is turning down at the end of an inhalation.

How much is it acceptable to swallow? None, unless you are in a clean lake. Ocean, pools, and...
Forum: Freestyle 06-24-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 1,699
Posted By Penguin
Well, I can tell you what helped me get started. ...

Well, I can tell you what helped me get started. I slowed down until I found a pace that was sustainable. I found I could go about ten minutes, then take a rest, a few dives off the board,...
Forum: Freestyle 03-02-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 5,017
Posted By Penguin
I too was told to run the hand so the thumb...

I too was told to run the hand so the thumb traces along the centerline of the body. That was in 1970 or thereabouts.

In TI, one of the emphases is "wide track". Keep your hands out from on...
Forum: Links and References 10-28-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 2,686
Posted By Penguin
Ha! My father went through boot camp in Texas,...

Ha! My father went through boot camp in Texas, in the Summer. Given the choice between swimming instruction and whatever else it was they may have had in store for him, he made it a point to...
Forum: Freestyle 10-28-2014
Replies: 10
Views: 3,542
Posted By Penguin
This is heady stuff. It is hardly a newly...

This is heady stuff. It is hardly a newly recognized danger, but I have never seen or heard it explained so well.

When I was a kid, we would have underwater swimming contests, gulping lungfulls of...
Forum: Links and References 10-24-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 6,765
Posted By Penguin
A variation of Grant's #1 excersize that can be...

A variation of Grant's #1 excersize that can be done in the water:

Tread water using legs only.
Hold elbows at side, bent 90 deg,
with palms facing each other.
Swing hands apart and...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-21-2014
Replies: 11
Views: 5,302
Posted By Penguin
As I recall, there is a 6 knot current running...

As I recall, there is a 6 knot current running through the Bosphorous. Is there some special time or place where this can be avoided? Or is riding it all part of the fun?
Forum: Freestyle 10-07-2014
Replies: 7
Views: 2,183
Posted By Penguin
Great example of swimming in the water as opposed...

Great example of swimming in the water as opposed to swimming on it. Totally immersed.

The outdoor sequences have her swimming into the wind. The windblown spray over her head is visually...
Forum: Freestyle 10-06-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 4,928
Posted By Penguin
I have not seen any mention of arm position so...

I have not seen any mention of arm position so far, so although it is pretty basic, it might be worth bringing up.

As you are trying to float on your back, raise your arms over your head. By...
Forum: Freestyle 10-02-2014
Replies: 20
Views: 6,095
Posted By Penguin
At the local Y, 6 lanes in the 25 yd pool are...

At the local Y, 6 lanes in the 25 yd pool are divided with 2 ropes, making 3 sections, Fast, Medium & Slow. There is room in each section for 3 to go up and back, so we can fit 9 without circling. ...
Forum: Freestyle 09-26-2014
Replies: 9
Views: 2,667
Posted By Penguin
I can vividly remember one time in my early...

I can vividly remember one time in my early teens, going from salt water to swim in a lake on a choppy day. I had a lot of trouble breathing. It was like I couldn't swim anymore, a most unsettling...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 09-26-2014
Replies: 19
Views: 17,631
Posted By Penguin
If it is just a matter of getting water out, I...

If it is just a matter of getting water out, I can offer some advice given me by an ENT. I had complained, and he saw, that water was pooling in my ear canal and staying there for days.

Pour...
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