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Forum: Links and References 03-06-2016
Replies: 10
Views: 6,152
Posted By Rhoda
Check out eBay. All sorts of things show up...

Check out eBay. All sorts of things show up there.
The closest modern equivalent is what they call a "swim skin". Many triathletes buy them for warmer events where a wetsuit either isn't allowed or...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 03-06-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 9,641
Posted By Rhoda
It's not uncommon for people who regularly swim...

It's not uncommon for people who regularly swim in very cold water to develop a thick layer of subcutaneous fat, especially over the torso.
When Lynn Cox was training for her Antarctic swims, she...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-24-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 9,832
Posted By Rhoda
What has worked for me in the past to swim in...

What has worked for me in the past to swim in cold water was a three step process.
1. Get in water and swim for about 5 minutes with face above water.
2. Go back on land and warm up and recover for...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-24-2016
Replies: 17
Views: 9,641
Posted By Rhoda
I don't know just how cold the water gets where...

I don't know just how cold the water gets where you live, but do think about getting ear plugs. Prolonged exposure to very cold water can cause you to build up bony growth in the outer ear canal to...
Forum: Links and References 02-15-2016
Replies: 3
Views: 3,449
Posted By Rhoda
Any one of them will help your swimming. I...

Any one of them will help your swimming. I started years ago with the original book, which has been superceded several times. I went from about 35 strokes per 25 metres down to about 25.
If at all...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 02-15-2016
Replies: 12
Views: 8,735
Posted By Rhoda
I've had this problem in the past, though I use...

I've had this problem in the past, though I use goggles with silicone gaskets.
Did you take them off frequently while in the pool? I think that was the cause of my problem. I was irritating the skin...
Forum: Freestyle 12-29-2015
Replies: 11
Views: 6,105
Posted By Rhoda
Some years ago I met a woman who learned to swim...

Some years ago I met a woman who learned to swim as an adult and had to overcome her fear of deep water to do so. She was advised to take those deep water exercise classes where the participants wear...
Forum: Links and References 08-23-2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1,960
Posted By Rhoda
Swimming lessons for bears?

Now here's what you do with a kickboard - chew on it!
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/videos/Gallery/sk/video_gallery/6-bears-take-over-family-pool-owner-not-invited/2312993038001/2312993038001_1
Forum: Links and References 08-19-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 6,228
Posted By Rhoda
One thing I noticed from the underwater shots of...

One thing I noticed from the underwater shots of her 1500m is that she has not so much a 2 beat kick as a 1.5 beat kick. It's almost a scissor kick. The left leg kicks quite strongly, the right leg...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-13-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 6,588
Posted By Rhoda
There isn't really a radical difference between...

There isn't really a radical difference between T.I. swimming and normal distance/open water swimming. I don't think anyone still teaches the old S-stroke thing anywhere.
The main difference is in...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-09-2015
Replies: 9
Views: 6,588
Posted By Rhoda
I don't know anything about Sea Trekking, but...

I don't know anything about Sea Trekking, but I've done two Swim Trek tours (Croatia and Gozo), in 2007 and 2009, and thoroughly enjoyed both. The guides were wonderful, giving us tips, making us...
Forum: Links and References 07-31-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 2,548
Posted By Rhoda
79 y.o. groom swims to wedding

I'm as amazed by his lack of cap and goggles as by the swim itself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4yX7IqfGe_A
Forum: Freestyle 07-30-2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By Rhoda
If at all possible, find a way to try goggles on...

If at all possible, find a way to try goggles on before buying them. The problem with buying online is that you don't know beforehand if they'll fit your face, and many companies won't take them back...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 07-19-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 15,267
Posted By Rhoda
Well, that's what we were told by the Swimtrek...

Well, that's what we were told by the Swimtrek guides. Keep in mind that they weren't telling us to have a huge meal, just to have some food in there, also that they fed us liquid calories in the...
Forum: Links and References 07-18-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 4,597
Posted By Rhoda
This morning I got a chance to refresh my memory,...

This morning I got a chance to refresh my memory, as I had an outdoor pool literally all to myself. It's not exactly a 90º turn, more like 120º, but you do turn a corner using this method. I swam...
Forum: Links and References 07-17-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 4,597
Posted By Rhoda
Try it out and you'll see how it works. As you...

Try it out and you'll see how it works. As you rotate back onto your front, you'll do a 90 degree turn in the water.
THere are other ways to swim around a buoy if this one seems too complicated, just...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 07-16-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 15,267
Posted By Rhoda
For a long time I was puzzled by the origin of...

For a long time I was puzzled by the origin of the old "Don't go into the water for at least an hour after eating." adage. (My mother took this to the extreme of not allowing us to have tub baths for...
Forum: Links and References 07-16-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 4,597
Posted By Rhoda
There are numerous ways to do them. It's been a...

There are numerous ways to do them. It's been a while since I've done the kind I was taught, but if memory serves, this is how to turn left to go counter-clockwise around a buoy in an open water...
Forum: Links and References 07-13-2015
Replies: 14
Views: 4,597
Posted By Rhoda
Kitsilano pool in Vancouver (British Columbia)...

Kitsilano pool in Vancouver (British Columbia) has a lane swim that is run this way. It's 137 metres long, so flip turns probably wouldn't make much of a difference anyway.
The best way to do a...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 01-17-2015
Replies: 30
Views: 15,267
Posted By Rhoda
Are you referring to the old adage about not...

Are you referring to the old adage about not eating for an hour before swimming? It's an old wives tale, you aren't going to cramp up or drown from eating a bit beforehand. Obviously you don't want...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 06-16-2013
Replies: 5
Views: 2,165
Posted By Rhoda
Whole lot o'spam

Waiting 60 seconds to report each spam post could take all day, with the amount that's here now.
Forum: Freestyle 06-16-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 8,195
Posted By Rhoda
Have you posted in the O2 forum? If it's a...

Have you posted in the O2 forum? If it's a breathing problem, you might get good advice there.
You could try breathing every stroke, or as often as you need to. Maybe use a snorkel for a few weeks to...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 06-16-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 4,271
Posted By Rhoda
When I had this problem a couple of years ago, I...

When I had this problem a couple of years ago, I went to a local shoe store that has one of those pads that you stand on that shows where the pressure hotspots under your feet are. Then they brought...
Forum: Links and References 02-18-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,178
Posted By Rhoda
Sounds like that weird recurring dream that I...

Sounds like that weird recurring dream that I have sometimes.
Forum: Freestyle 12-14-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 7,168
Posted By Rhoda
It wouldn't make any difference. Here we have...

It wouldn't make any difference. Here we have that and for the most part people ignore the signs and get into any lane that seems emptiest. So you'll get some middle aged guy doing head-up breast...
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