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Forum: Freestyle 1 Week Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 297
Posted By CoachBobM
I'm not sure what you mean by "pause in his whole...

I'm not sure what you mean by "pause in his whole stroke". The swimmer is doing a sequence of drills - not whole stroke with a pause.


Bob
Forum: Freestyle 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By CoachBobM
In that case, I'd suggest the following: When...

In that case, I'd suggest the following:

When you're exhaling underwater, always save about 20% of the air that was in your lungs. Then, just as your nose and mouth are reaching the surface as you...
Forum: Freestyle 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By CoachBobM
Are you able to breathe in your sweet spot before...

Are you able to breathe in your sweet spot before you roll to fish? If so, then the only reasons you wouldn't be able to breathe when you roll back to your sweet spot are:

1) you really aren't...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By CoachBobM
There are a few elite swimmers who do side...

There are a few elite swimmers who do side breathing on butterfly. The advantage is that they don't need to pulse as high to breathe, and since coming up to breathe requires breaking out of your...
Forum: Freestyle 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By CoachBobM
It's not clear from your post what you mean by...

It's not clear from your post what you mean by "just starting out." I gather, if you are doing ocean swimming, that you are not really a beginner. Is that true? If so, what goals are you trying to...
Forum: Freestyle 08-13-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By CoachBobM
Actually, his core body movements are being...

Actually, his core body movements are being driven by both his arms and his legs, and it's impossible for anyone to say what percentage is arms and what percentage is legs. That's why a drill like...
Forum: Backstroke 08-11-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By CoachBobM
One of the complexities of backstroke is that...

One of the complexities of backstroke is that you're normally doing two things at the same time: a recovery with one arm and a stroke with the other. An innovation Terry introduced in the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-07-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,392
Posted By CoachBobM
Excellent video, David! Thanks! Bob

Excellent video, David! Thanks!


Bob
Forum: Freestyle 08-05-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,392
Posted By CoachBobM
To expand a bit on what novaswimmer said: You...

To expand a bit on what novaswimmer said:

You can simulate the core body rotation you should experience while you're swimming by standing in front of a mirror and, while keeping your nose pointed...
Forum: Breaststroke 08-01-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By CoachBobM
The definition of a butterfly (dolphin) kick in...

The definition of a butterfly (dolphin) kick in USA Swimming rules is:

"All up and down movements of the legs and feet must be simultaneous. The position of the legs or the feet need not be on the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-01-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 1,392
Posted By CoachBobM
It sounds like your problem is not so much a...

It sounds like your problem is not so much a problem swimming without fins, but a problem of relying too much on your kick to keep your body horizontal. What the fins are really doing is amplifying...
Forum: Breaststroke 08-01-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By CoachBobM
There's nothing in the rules pertaining to a...

There's nothing in the rules pertaining to a butterfly (dolphin) kick that says the legs have to be together.

Was this meet being judged under USA Swimming rules?

What reason did the stroke judge...
Forum: Freestyle 07-10-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By CoachBobM
In your post, you say two things that seem to be...

In your post, you say two things that seem to be at odds with one another. You say that a past TI coach who developed his/her own business has "a simpler approach without any baggage", and you ask...
Forum: Freestyle 06-29-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By CoachBobM
I used to have this problem all the time, and can...

I used to have this problem all the time, and can remember actually replacing goggles just because they were so fogged up that I couldn't see through them anymore. Then somebody suggested to me that...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 06-03-2018
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By CoachBobM
The underlying principle is that you can only...

The underlying principle is that you can only take in as much air as there is available space in your lungs. So if there is still air in your lungs when you try to breathe in, the amount of air...
Forum: Freestyle 06-01-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By CoachBobM
One way to get a feeling for a 2-beat kick is to...

One way to get a feeling for a 2-beat kick is to stand and rotate your body about the axis of your spine while keeping your feet in the same position on the floor. The motion of your legs relative...
Forum: Freestyle 06-01-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By CoachBobM
In my experience, impingement is more likely to...

In my experience, impingement is more likely to be a problem if you are recovering your arm with your hand too close to your body. At one time, we had a drill which we called "Zipperswitch" but we...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 06-01-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By CoachBobM
When you're trying to find balance in a Skate...

When you're trying to find balance in a Skate position, one of the components is to find the ideal position of your leading arm. Your body is like a teeter totter that is balanced on the fulcrum of...
Forum: Freestyle 05-30-2018
Replies: 18
Views: 1,399
Posted By CoachBobM
The only TI coach I know of in the Philadelphia...

The only TI coach I know of in the Philadelphia area is Bill Lang. Have you worked with him at all? Where do you live relative to Philadelphia? (North? South? East? West?)

I swam 500yd...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 05-30-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By CoachBobM
Another problem you have (unless you've had...

Another problem you have (unless you've had someone take a video of your stroke) is that you can't see what you're currently doing, so even if you know what your swimming should look like, you...
Forum: Freestyle 05-02-2018
Replies: 24
Views: 1,214
Posted By CoachBobM
I agree with Inge. The main function of the...

I agree with Inge. The main function of the rotation of your core body about the axis of your spine is to help power your armstroke, so you should initiate it in conjunction with the beginning of...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 05-02-2018
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By CoachBobM
Can you roll onto your back to breathe? This is...

Can you roll onto your back to breathe? This is something we recommend to open water swimmers who need to rest (or who feel that they need to catch their breath) when they're in water over their...
Forum: Freestyle 04-28-2018
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By CoachBobM
Terry (who had far more experience with open...

Terry (who had far more experience with open water swimming than I do) did it the first way. If you look at this promo for the "Outside the Box" DVD and go 1:27 into it, you'll see him do one of his...
Forum: Breaststroke 04-28-2018
Replies: 23
Views: 7,752
Posted By CoachBobM
It does require a weird mentality in a competitor...

It does require a weird mentality in a competitor to try to be faster than anyone else when doing the slowest of the 4 competitive strokes!

There's also a major aspect to breaststroke that really...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 04-14-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 844
Posted By CoachBobM
How often are you breathing? Every 2nd stroke? ...

How often are you breathing? Every 2nd stroke? Every 3rd stroke? Less often?


Bob
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