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Forum: Freestyle 06-17-2018
Replies: 14
Views: 3,918
Posted By Suddethb
To both of you, I'd love to exchange ideas on...

To both of you, I'd love to exchange ideas on teaching blind swimmers as I've been coaching two for several years. I've completed the Chesapeake myself, and guided my blind friend Mark Rew twice in...
Forum: Freestyle 06-17-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,184
Posted By Suddethb
"The difference between those that have been...

"The difference between those that have been blind since birth and those that lost eyesight as an adult is pretty big. Those that have lost eyesight as adults still have a very good visual memory...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 06-17-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 6,447
Posted By Suddethb
CoachBillL, any updates? I'm working on that...

CoachBillL, any updates? I'm working on that book.
Forum: Links and References 06-17-2018
Replies: 4
Views: 5,656
Posted By Suddethb
I train with and guide a blind swimmer in open...

I train with and guide a blind swimmer in open water. I'd love to trade ideas with you. Terry told me I might be the only one sharing TI skills to blind swimmers that he'd heard of, and now I found...
Forum: Butterfly 06-17-2018
Replies: 13
Views: 4,780
Posted By Suddethb
BX, fly is my favorite too. I did Terry's...

BX, fly is my favorite too. I did Terry's Betterfly DVD a few years back and got hooked quickly. Last week New York Open Water (Dave Barra) joined with the Laughlin family to do a very emotional...
Forum: Freestyle 03-04-2017
Replies: 27
Views: 11,438
Posted By Suddethb
Stuart, I haven't found any source for tethers...

Stuart, I haven't found any source for tethers that are approved by USAT. Can you help? I'm still faster than Mark or Deena, so I tend to swim beside the person I'm escorting and become a sort of...
Forum: Butterfly 03-04-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 8,411
Posted By Suddethb
http://www.fina.org/content/sw-8-butterfly SW 8.3...

http://www.fina.org/content/sw-8-butterfly
SW 8.3 All up and down movements of the legs must be simultaneous. The legs or the feet need not be on the same level, but they shall not alternate in...
Forum: Butterfly 07-12-2016
Replies: 24
Views: 19,317
Posted By Suddethb
Richard, I'm inspired by your commitment to...

Richard, I'm inspired by your commitment to improvement, and would like to share ideas with you. I'm escorting blind swimmers in two events this year, and hoping to be able to complete a 2 mile or...
Forum: Butterfly 06-20-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 15,684
Posted By Suddethb
I've progressed in my relaxed...

I've progressed in my relaxed fly.
http://openwaterpedia.com/index.php?title=Brian_Suddeth
http://openwaterpedia.com/index.php?title=Open_Water_Butterfly_Swims
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 06-20-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 6,578
Posted By Suddethb
Saferswimmer floats are available here, and you...

Saferswimmer floats are available here, and you are also supporting the patent owner, the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame: ...
Forum: Butterfly 06-20-2016
Replies: 7
Views: 8,411
Posted By Suddethb
I'm hoping USMS will join the real world and go...

I'm hoping USMS will join the real world and go to 2-dolphin butterfly ONLY, and stop allowing the butterfrog ever. Butterfrog isn't butterfly anywhere else in the world, it's called DQ.
Forum: Butterfly 06-20-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 12,784
Posted By Suddethb
Grant, I practice regularly (2-3 times a week) in...

Grant, I practice regularly (2-3 times a week) in a 25 yard pool.
Forum: Butterfly 06-20-2016
Replies: 18
Views: 13,817
Posted By Suddethb
Anyone who makes over a mile using ONLY fly in a...

Anyone who makes over a mile using ONLY fly in a verifiable open water event, no wetsuits, dolphin kicks only, (FINA legal), contact me at Brian@Suddeth.com to get on the list. Please provide a link...
Forum: Butterfly 06-20-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 4,340
Posted By Suddethb
I checked the Senior Olympics national website...

I checked the Senior Olympics national website for their "minimum performance standards" for butterfly. To qualify to compete, in 60-64 the qualifying time is :33.70. My own 50 yard practice laps...
Forum: Butterfly 06-20-2016
Replies: 5
Views: 4,764
Posted By Suddethb
I got my rhythm first by doing the Betterfly...

I got my rhythm first by doing the Betterfly drills, then practicing some one armed fly laps (one arm forward, and the other doing sweeps, then the other arm forward coming the other way.) I pretty...
Forum: Butterfly 11-23-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 19,317
Posted By Suddethb
Richard, I learned fly ONLY from the Betterfly...

Richard, I learned fly ONLY from the Betterfly DVD. It is one of my most prized possessions. After getting the knack with that, I spent lots of Kaizen focus time in the pool figuring out how to...
Forum: Freestyle 11-21-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 11,438
Posted By Suddethb
A quick update on Mark Rew's progress. I'm only...

A quick update on Mark Rew's progress. I'm only occasionally able to give Mark a new suggestion or tuning tip that makes a difference now. He's pretty much at the limit of what this novice coach can...
Forum: Freestyle 11-21-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 11,438
Posted By Suddethb
Another breakthrough on Deena's legs. After an...

Another breakthrough on Deena's legs. After an illness and recovery break, she came back to the pool with me. While her legs aren't back to the old "peddling" motion, she hasn't gotten the idea of...
Forum: Freestyle 11-21-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 3,734
Posted By Suddethb
I moved this to "How to Teach Blind Swimmers"...

I moved this to "How to Teach Blind Swimmers" thread. I'm coaching two now.
Forum: Butterfly 11-21-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 19,317
Posted By Suddethb
I'm 5'7" and 185. Danny Projansky is about the...

I'm 5'7" and 185. Danny Projansky is about the same height and about 175. Here's a list of distance fly swims and speeds. I'm always looking for new...
Forum: Butterfly 05-31-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 19,317
Posted By Suddethb
Patrick, I tend to breath on every stroke, and...

Patrick, I tend to breath on every stroke, and don't raise my head unless I need to for sighting.

The Oxford-Bellevue Sharkfest swim was a success, in that I was able to complete the 1500 meters...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 04-27-2015
Replies: 7
Views: 6,447
Posted By Suddethb
CoachBillL, see my thread on teaching blind...

CoachBillL, see my thread on teaching blind swimmers in the Freestyle Forum area. I'm working with two now.
http://totalimmersion.net/forum/showthread.php?t=6854
Forum: Freestyle 04-11-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 11,438
Posted By Suddethb
April 2015 I've had nine sessions with Deena...

April 2015
I've had nine sessions with Deena (partially sighted swimmer) now, and she can now consistently do a lap in 1:03. She'll be breaking through the one minute lap soon! She's set some kind...
Forum: Freestyle 03-01-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 2,041
Posted By Suddethb
Don't open it under water. Expensive error with...

Don't open it under water. Expensive error with unintended consequences.
Forum: Butterfly 02-21-2015
Replies: 24
Views: 19,317
Posted By Suddethb
So the fly postings have gone quiet! Time to...

So the fly postings have gone quiet! Time to pick things up a bit. I put a pause on my fly events last year in order to train a blind friend for his first Open Water mile event. This year I'm...
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