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Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 02-15-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 10,662
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
They make a snorkel that is designed to be...

They make a snorkel that is designed to be positioned straight up over your forehead between your eyes. This keeps your arms free from getting tangled in the shaft, plus it allows you to position...
Forum: Freestyle 10-05-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 5,289
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
Any resources for flipturns?

I have finally reached a great spot in my swimming progress, and I am now trying to acquire further skills to help me become more efficient. I saw this post and felt it would be a good place to pose...
Forum: Freestyle 05-07-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 2,568
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
My advice would be to scratch, but if you are...

My advice would be to scratch, but if you are going to go ahead with the triathlon, I suggest using a kickboard or the sidestroke; using the shoulder that is not affected, while minimizing any...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 05-05-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 5,902
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
I am not fond of a nose clip, but maybe that is a...

I am not fond of a nose clip, but maybe that is a temporary aid. Can you send me a link to the log roll? Is it just text or also a video? Either way, I wwould like to check it out.
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 05-05-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 5,902
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
Another significant issue

I have been working on balancing exercises, and something very frustrating is happening; and I know once I get my balance figured out, this issue might go away. To put it in context, when I am face...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 05-02-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 5,902
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
Keeping one goggle "wet"

I am now back in the pool on a minimal level, as I am trying to readjust after health issues, and I am trying to work on my breathing in context instead of in a bowl. I heard from several folks that...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 04-30-2010
Replies: 14
Views: 4,616
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
I've done 20 minutes in Upper Lake Michigan in...

I've done 20 minutes in Upper Lake Michigan in late October, and boy was that cold. I am amazed by your progress and applaud you.
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 04-29-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 4,007
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
So I finally got the right kind of bowl, but no...

So I finally got the right kind of bowl, but no video camera... It seems as if the stars are never aligned... Anyway, I noticed something very interesting as I did this exercise that I thought I...
Forum: Freestyle 04-21-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,868
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
Here is something that was explained to me that...

Here is something that was explained to me that might be helpful. Think about "swimming downhill" and your legs will not drop from behind you. Once you get your line adjusted, your kick will have...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 04-20-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 3,382
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
The doctor who told you to not wear ear plugs,...

The doctor who told you to not wear ear plugs, and to even use a hair dryer to dry out the ear canal, seems a little sketchy to me. Personally I recommend ear plugs because the canals are virtually...
Forum: Links and References 04-17-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,856
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
Thanks Rhoda!

Thanks Rhoda!
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 04-14-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 4,007
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
Too shallow of a bowl... :/

Too shallow of a bowl... :/
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 04-14-2010
Replies: 2
Views: 4,007
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
Water bowl exercise

If you have been following other posts of mine, you know about my current roadblocks. Yet I want to put this out there... The doctor has obviously not cleared me to hit the pool, but he did...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 04-12-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,734
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
I want to "clarify" a couple things since my last...

I want to "clarify" a couple things since my last post. My seizure activity is not necessarily of convulsive nature, but rather a spell of absence. That does not mean convulsive seizures are not...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 04-11-2010
Replies: 6
Views: 3,734
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
Swimming and epilepsy

Does anyone have any insight or understanding if swimming can help reduce the chances for having a seizure if someone is rather controlled on meds? I have a feeling my swimming has come to a halt...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 04-02-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 5,431
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
Thanks for the advice John.

Thanks for the advice John.
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 04-01-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 5,431
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
Thanks for the encouragement. Actually, I have...

Thanks for the encouragement. Actually, I have gone back to some basic drills - drills that you do when starting out in the TI program - and I have gone back over and over and over, and once I...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-31-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 5,431
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
Thanks Dave. That helps. Next step... get back...

Thanks Dave. That helps. Next step... get back to the pool once I rest up after wearing myself out...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-31-2010
Replies: 8
Views: 5,431
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
Discreptency between concepts

I need a little help here. I'm reading and watching video information on how to improve my swimming, but I also am receiving some feedback from pool acquaintances, if they feel it is "important" to...
Forum: Links and References 03-30-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,856
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
Thanks for the tip...

Thanks for the tip...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 03-30-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,780
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
Was the water choppy from wind, and even choppy...

Was the water choppy from wind, and even choppy from splash from other swimmers? Was there a noticeable current? Fighting with those things might be a factor as well.
Forum: Links and References 03-30-2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2,856
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
Suit care?

How does one care for a suit after swimming? Westy (I hope he does not mind the name drop) told me that there are chlorine washes... Do you recommend them, and which one if you do recommend them? I...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 03-29-2010
Replies: 13
Views: 15,961
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
I actually have put on weight as I continue to...

I actually have put on weight as I continue to swim, which seems odd. I put on 2 waist sizes, and had to buy 2 pairs of new board shorts in 6 months. I can squeeze into one pair still. Do you...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-28-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 11,758
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
[QUOTE=Grant;9881] I now understand, but that is...

[QUOTE=Grant;9881]

I now understand, but that is obvious that all I have to do is breathe out of my mouth. It is just the air direction switch that is difficult for me. I'll see if I can tweak the...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-28-2010
Replies: 30
Views: 11,758
Posted By gogglesnoseplugs
What do you mean? If I try to keep my speed up,...

What do you mean? If I try to keep my speed up, then I have to breathe with the time of my speed; this means my head rolls up for less time. If I slow my speed, then I can get more air time but...
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