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Forum: Freestyle 05-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,259
Posted By ewa.swimmer
I have seen an ultra marathoner go from barely...

I have seen an ultra marathoner go from barely swimming 25 yds to swimming a mile in 5 days at a TI Open water camp in Kona a couple of years ago. If you are in good physical shape I think your goal...
Forum: Freestyle 05-09-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 4,633
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Try something a little bit lighter than leave in...

Try something a little bit lighter than leave in conditioner. (Full Repair by John Frieda is one example). Seems to coat the hair nicely without being extra greasy.
Forum: Freestyle 02-24-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 5,153
Posted By ewa.swimmer
I also like tennis balls because the fist gloves...

I also like tennis balls because the fist gloves took too much time to put on. I found smaller ones at Petco. Since my hands aren't large the smaller size allowed me to relax my hands more.
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 02-22-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,610
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Whenever I have a day like that I switch to...

Whenever I have a day like that I switch to another stroke for awhile. Usually that "resets" me.
Forum: Freestyle 02-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,894
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Great swim

I had a great swim today. There was a winter advisory and snow up in the mountains but the beach just had a few sprinkles. Gotta love the Big Island. Friends and I headed for the half Ironman buoy...
Forum: Freestyle 02-07-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 7,936
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Just an idea

One thing that may have happened when you sped up was that you tightened the muscles in your hand. Tension in those muscles make you use more of your smaller arm muscles. Relax the hand and your...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 01-23-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,329
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Email

deniseboatwright@email.com
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 01-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,329
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Send me an email by clicking on "ewa.swimmer" and...

Send me an email by clicking on "ewa.swimmer" and we can set it up for tomorrow or next weekend. Ala Moana is great this time of year if you are not an experienced open water swimmer.
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 01-22-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,329
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Aloha

I have seen a person go from barely swimming a length to swimming over a mile in less than a week at a TI open water camp in Kona. I don't think it's unrealistic to swim 1.5K in a couple of months....
Forum: Links and References 12-24-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 6,688
Posted By ewa.swimmer
1 sentence

Success is having the feeling of calm and enjoyment as the water flows over me, no matter what distance I choose to swim.
Forum: Links and References 12-23-2011
Replies: 37
Views: 10,548
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Question

Although you can't totally separate the two I'm curious if more people come to TI because of the philosophy (Kaizen) or the technical aspects (stroke mechanics and SPL). Do they come for one and stay...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 12-19-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,594
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Thankful

This morning a dozen of us met at Manini Beach (Big Island) on Kealakekua Bay and went for an adventure swim south about a mile to Ke'ei Beach. On the swim I thought about how thankful I was for T.I....
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 11-06-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 4,974
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Hawaii

We too have boats in most areas. Probably not the density you have on a lake. We also have large animals that we sometimes worry about. We do have regular swim routes that boaters know to be on the...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 09-25-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,782
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Getting mojo back

Before April I had a decent stroke and competed in an open water race about once a month. Then I received a breast cancer diagnosis. Although I was back in the water 3 weeks after surgery and swam...
Forum: Freestyle 05-26-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,340
Posted By ewa.swimmer
If your goal is to finish your swim with the most...

If your goal is to finish your swim with the most energy I say you should concentrate mostly on your stroke efficiency. It will pay off a lot more than trying to be stronger by doing a lot of...
Forum: Freestyle 05-22-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 1,987
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Swimp3

I love my swimp3! I use it almost every time I swim. It keeps me relaxed. If I lose focus and my stroke falls apart I can focus on the music, let my body relax a bit, and then my stroke comes...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 04-26-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 9,380
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Depends

A lot depends on what you do now and how comfortable you are in open ocean. When I'm getting ready for the Waikiki Roughwater in Sept. I usually do 1.2 mi 3 times a week, the full ironman course...
Forum: Links and References 03-25-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 4,621
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Aloha and congrats!

Happy birthday Terry!

You are an inspiration to us "aging" swimmers.

It looks like my first grandchild will be your birthday twin later today.

A hui ho

Denise
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 03-12-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,233
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Tsunami

For those of you who have attended an open water camp in Kona and those of you who have been here for Ironman here are some pictures of the pier after the tsunami. Luckily no human injury. No...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 10-30-2010
Replies: 20
Views: 10,166
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Bilateral breathing doesn't have to mean...

Bilateral breathing doesn't have to mean breathing every 3rd stroke. You need to be able to breathe comfortably on both sides. You can swim one length breathing left then one length breathing right
Forum: Freestyle 10-24-2010
Replies: 21
Views: 5,978
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Depends where I'm swimming. In open water I'm a...

Depends where I'm swimming. In open water I'm a "b". in the pool I return to drills whenever I feel I need to.
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-10-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 5,921
Posted By ewa.swimmer
Brrrrrrrrrrr

I think you guys should really think about spending some winter time here in Hawaii where the water temp is 73 - 78 year round.
Forum: Links and References 10-10-2010
Replies: 1
Views: 2,105
Posted By ewa.swimmer
It's exciting to see all those swimmers at the...

It's exciting to see all those swimmers at the start. I leave the house at 4:30 am to get a good seat. I've been swimming next to them all week. A lot could use TI.
Forum: Freestyle 10-08-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,603
Posted By ewa.swimmer
I'd say change your "finish line." Decide 50 yds...

I'd say change your "finish line." Decide 50 yds is the end and see what happens. I also know, that no matter how good of a TI swimmer you are, there are times your stroke breaks down. Try to find a...
Forum: Racing 10-04-2010
Replies: 26
Views: 15,183
Posted By ewa.swimmer
I think TI techniques help sprinters also....

I think TI techniques help sprinters also. Sprinters can get away with some bad technique because they are only going a short distance. Over a long distance the mistakes accumulate more and more lost...
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