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Forum: Freestyle 08-21-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,240
Posted By C-Dad
Very similar experience - some of us simply have...

Very similar experience - some of us simply have weak kicks for reasons having nothing to do with technique or athletic ability. It's often difficult for the fortunate non-kick-challenged to...
Forum: Freestyle 07-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 9,998
Posted By C-Dad
I've tried one-arm swimming recently (the...

I've tried one-arm swimming recently (the "non-stroking arm leading, breathing to stroking arm side" variant) as a substitute for conventional skating drills since my unaided kick propulsion is weak....
Forum: Freestyle 03-13-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 6,017
Posted By C-Dad
I wear gas permeable contact lenses with Speedo...

I wear gas permeable contact lenses with Speedo goggles and have had no problems whatsoever. I even used to casually swim without goggles without issue, although not advisable for lap swimming. ...
Forum: Freestyle 03-10-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,505
Posted By C-Dad
Although I haven't consciously thought about it,...

Although I haven't consciously thought about it, the "scooping pudding" analogy is the sensation I seek. That takes care of other details such as relaxing the fingers, but without having to clutter...
Forum: Freestyle 03-05-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 5,338
Posted By C-Dad
Great post, I've been grappling with the same...

Great post, I've been grappling with the same thing lately and wondering if I was was alone in these acute swings. Had a recent breakthrough by changing my rotation - it was the kind of session you...
Forum: Freestyle 01-23-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,805
Posted By C-Dad
As an avid golfer, I find some of the most...

As an avid golfer, I find some of the most effective golf instruction aphorisms lend themselves well to TI wholestroke practice. One is, "If your swing keys cannot fit on an index card, then you...
Forum: Freestyle 01-04-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 16,657
Posted By C-Dad
I'm just telling you how some are being...

I'm just telling you how some are being perceived, that is, intractable, defensive, and overly sensitive. Those are not immediately winning attributes.

Peace.
Forum: Freestyle 01-01-2011
Replies: 68
Views: 16,657
Posted By C-Dad
As a new member, I find this thread a little...

As a new member, I find this thread a little disappointing. It is obvious that some of you are intentionally misunderstanding Lawrence. I understand and appreciate his opinion. In fact, I believe...
Forum: Freestyle 12-29-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 3,403
Posted By C-Dad
Wow, I've had that dream for years - I am...

Wow, I've had that dream for years - I am swimming with a crawl stroke, but the water seems covered with a transparent membrane. In my dream I attempt to overreach with a classic dropped elbow, as a...
Forum: Freestyle 10-12-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,792
Posted By C-Dad
You know, I've been neglecting the fact that...

You know, I've been neglecting the fact that Sweet Spot is always there. Lately I've been drilling and practicing whole stroke in the 4ft section to allow for a "reset" if necessary; I can...
Forum: Freestyle 10-12-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,792
Posted By C-Dad
Believe it or not, I've found it difficult to...

Believe it or not, I've found it difficult to count strokes. I will start out counting, only to "wake up" after several uncounted stroke cycle have elapsed. It's usually because I am very much...
Forum: Freestyle 10-12-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,792
Posted By C-Dad
Thanks for the encouragement, Pat - I've enjoyed...

Thanks for the encouragement, Pat - I've enjoyed your posts during the two months that I've been lurking on the forums. You're right, prior to TI I would only breastroke because it was more...
Forum: Freestyle 10-11-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,792
Posted By C-Dad
Thanks to all for the advice. The odd thing is,...

Thanks to all for the advice. The odd thing is, now that I know what constitutes good balance, when I achieve it and feel it, I get so stoked that I tend to get ahead of myself and abandon the...
Forum: Freestyle 10-08-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 2,792
Posted By C-Dad
Obsession With Finishing

I've recently decided to lap swim for exercise and discovered TI a couple of months ago. I have been reconstructing my freestyle stroke through drills and practice about once a week at an indoor 25M...
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