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Forum: Freestyle 11-17-2013
Replies: 17
Views: 4,955
Posted By ashby
Windsor is an unusual swim it is actually short...

Windsor is an unusual swim it is actually short (1410m according to my GPS) but 60% against a stiff current and 40% with the current. Depending on the rainfall it can be really slow heading upstream...
Forum: Freestyle 12-08-2012
Replies: 23
Views: 7,834
Posted By ashby
Where in the world are you? In the masters squad...

Where in the world are you?

In the masters squad I sometimes swim in they tell us our duty is to keep out of the way of swimmers who are actually swimming during rests (and be aware of them) but...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 12-08-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 5,386
Posted By ashby
Like many I think Lance made me very angry with...

Like many I think Lance made me very angry with what we found out about him. Hero to sub-zero in my book.
Forum: Freestyle 12-01-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,082
Posted By ashby
When you are breathing is your lead hand crossing...

When you are breathing is your lead hand crossing the centre axis in front of your head? Mine was and this was the problem I had too try straightening it out.
Forum: Freestyle 12-01-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,146
Posted By ashby
Hi guys, have you got a link to Davids website?

Hi guys, have you got a link to Davids website?
Forum: Freestyle 11-15-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,977
Posted By ashby
http://www.google.com/search?q=buoyancy+shorts+swi...

http://www.google.com/search?q=buoyancy+shorts+swimming
Forum: Freestyle 11-14-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3,977
Posted By ashby
I get that when using a pull buoy LOL! Seriously...

I get that when using a pull buoy LOL!

Seriously though I'd be surprised if there is much buoyancy in cycling shorts so I wonder if its something else.
Forum: Freestyle 11-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 2,174
Posted By ashby
A good exhalation helps me keep my legs up but...

A good exhalation helps me keep my legs up but it's very difficult without kicking that's for sure. I'm tall with very lean legs, that must make a difference surely? Buoyancy does seem to make a huge...
Forum: Freestyle 10-15-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 8,475
Posted By ashby
Suzanne, no problem I didn't think that but i was...

Suzanne, no problem I didn't think that but i was having one of those days to!

Well i don't know about the vast vast majority of swimmers but in my case TI has made me slower and since I feel I am...
Forum: Freestyle 10-12-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 8,475
Posted By ashby
OK thats good information thanks. You must agree...

OK thats good information thanks. You must agree though that it does seem to be a problem that dogs TI swimmers more than others?

A lot of good swimmers and coaches seem extremely sceptical about TI...
Forum: Freestyle 10-12-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 8,475
Posted By ashby
That's a very good point Suzanne.

That's a very good point Suzanne.
Forum: Freestyle 10-12-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 8,475
Posted By ashby
Yup always been Brighton way! They say the...

Yup always been Brighton way!

They say the problem is that it also imprints the glide which certainly seems to be very hard to shift to me.
Forum: Freestyle 10-11-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 8,475
Posted By ashby
LOL Andy now your getting paranoid! It's a...

LOL Andy now your getting paranoid! It's a reference to my own swimming, which is pretty mediocre and if anything is getting worse by the day. I have many swimming friends here in Brighton who are...
Forum: Freestyle 10-11-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 8,475
Posted By ashby
This kick - http://i48.tinypic.com/dxrpt.jpg We...

This kick -

http://i48.tinypic.com/dxrpt.jpg

We see it time and time again on videos of swimmers on here, I have questioned it before but still do not understand. It must be creating a huge amount...
Forum: Freestyle 10-10-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 8,475
Posted By ashby
She's got him doing the big kickstart thing after...

She's got him doing the big kickstart thing after the glide. Did she deliberately coach that?
Forum: Freestyle 10-10-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,339
Posted By ashby
Get one - I love mine! It's surprising how fast...

Get one - I love mine! It's surprising how fast you can stroke after a while!
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-12-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,894
Posted By ashby
Just to point out, cadence on the bike and run is...

Just to point out, cadence on the bike and run is stroke cycles not per limb so a SR of 80 is only 40 on the bike... :)
Forum: Freestyle 08-28-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 11,563
Posted By ashby
Although its certianly true to say that TI has...

Although its certianly true to say that TI has become more conventional over the years (will it completely merge soon?!) I still observe a lot of differences. Two beat kick with long stroke style is...
Forum: Freestyle 08-28-2012
Replies: 52
Views: 11,563
Posted By ashby
How tall are you?

How tall are you?
Forum: Freestyle 07-28-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 5,098
Posted By ashby
Not sure i have anything to add other than to say...

Not sure i have anything to add other than to say that the everybody pulling hand/arm slips backwards through the water to some extent. Even very fast elite swimmers...
Forum: Freestyle 07-28-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,407
Posted By ashby
Thats a strange one! I swim a lot in open water...

Thats a strange one! I swim a lot in open water and you inevtibaly get buffeted by the waters movements (waves and other things), its just something you have to deal with and get on with it.

Do you...
Forum: Freestyle 07-28-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,706
Posted By ashby
Nice, thanks Swimust!

Nice, thanks Swimust!
Forum: Freestyle 07-28-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,841
Posted By ashby
Hi there! Can you see the big kickstart you have...

Hi there!

Can you see the big kickstart you have restarting your stroke after the glide? They say if you reduce the glide that will start to dissapear.

Good luck!

Ashby.
Forum: Freestyle 07-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 5,250
Posted By ashby
Up to a point but if true (I don't know) that's...

Up to a point but if true (I don't know) that's pretty fundamental stuff for an expert to get wrong?!
Forum: Freestyle 07-28-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 5,250
Posted By ashby
Doesn't it say swimming on your side like a fish...

Doesn't it say swimming on your side like a fish in the current book?
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