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Forum: Freestyle 03-04-2017
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Views: 12,570
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: Freestyle 11-21-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
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: 12,570
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 04-11-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
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 02-17-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
Posted By Suddethb
I keep wondering if your coaching skills come...

I keep wondering if your coaching skills come partly from your psychic ability to connect with your students Terry! What I purchased for Mark last year is the Aqua Sphere Seal 2.0 with advanced seal...
Forum: Freestyle 02-08-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
Posted By Suddethb
I remember that one of the Olympic golds that...

I remember that one of the Olympic golds that Michael Phelps won in Bejing showed him fairly angry and frustrated at the finish. It was because his goggles filled at the start, and he had to swim...
Forum: Freestyle 02-07-2015
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
Posted By Suddethb
Mark and I are still swimming most Wednesday...

Mark and I are still swimming most Wednesday nights. He's holding pretty steady with his 1:10-1:15 lap at 29 SPL. That's good enough to beat the 45 minute cutoff time in the Great Chesapeake Bay...
Forum: Freestyle 06-15-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
Posted By Suddethb
Back in the pool. The last time I timed Mark...

Back in the pool. The last time I timed Mark without a wetsuit before our swim, he was 40 SPL, and 1:30 lap and had been on that plateau for several weeks. Following the shakedown river swim and...
Forum: Freestyle 06-15-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
Posted By Suddethb
Success! June 8, 2014 GCBS One-Mile Challenge!

Mark and I had a great swim. He was a bit overwhelmed at the start of the The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim - One Mile Challenge, and started to hyperventilate. He started out swimming with his face...
Forum: Freestyle 06-01-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
Posted By Suddethb
Weeks 9-11. I'm only providing minor...

Weeks 9-11. I'm only providing minor observations, and then letting Mark do laps and focus on the feeling of a good glide, keeping his legs closer so his thighs touch, and trying to synch hand...
Forum: Freestyle 05-24-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
Posted By Suddethb
Session 9. Mark's first few laps were a bit...

Session 9.

Mark's first few laps were a bit off, and I asked if he was thinking his music to keep his pace. He wasn't. I asked him to focus on feeling his thighs touching as he did his flick kick,...
Forum: Freestyle 05-11-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
Posted By Suddethb
Weeks 7 and 8. Mark has been doing some travel...

Weeks 7 and 8.

Mark has been doing some travel for his job, so we've missed some time. We are now one month till our "One-Mile Challenge" at "The Great Chesapeake Bay Swim." We have officially...
Forum: Freestyle 03-27-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
Posted By Suddethb
Week 6. Mark and I were privileged to meet Terry...

Week 6.
Mark and I were privileged to meet Terry this past weekend. He was in town to speak at the Tri Mani expo Triathlon conference along with Danny Dreyer of Chi Running and Shane Eversfield of...
Forum: Freestyle 03-20-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
Posted By Suddethb
This has been an awesome evening. Mark couldn't...

This has been an awesome evening. Mark couldn't make it last week so I did some blind practice on my own and came up with some ideas. Tonight was our 5th swim session together. I've been adding...
Forum: Freestyle 02-08-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
Posted By Suddethb
In order to tap in to the experiences of others,...

In order to tap in to the experiences of others, I've also written to James Pittar, a blind open water swimmer who has completed the Triple Crown and is working on Oceans Seven...
Forum: Freestyle 02-07-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
Posted By Suddethb
Terry, I look forward to learning the new...

Terry, I look forward to learning the new techniques and seeing how Mark responds. Here is how he replied to me,

Here's what Mark replied to me:

"This is great! I feel you did a good job...
Forum: Freestyle 02-06-2014
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
Posted By Suddethb
It has begun. Mark and I are beginning our...

It has begun. Mark and I are beginning our journey to help him do a one mile openwater official swim. He's been totally blind since his teens, and had poor vision before that. He loves to run, and...
Forum: Freestyle 11-23-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
Posted By Suddethb
Thanks for the idea Danny! I'll pickup a copy...

Thanks for the idea Danny! I'll pickup a copy and see what I can do with it. I'm also chatting with Terry for ideas.
Forum: Freestyle 11-13-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 12,570
Posted By Suddethb
How to Teach Blind Swimmers

Terry,

A friend of mine who became blind in his teens wants me to help him become a smoother swimmer so he can swim an open water mile in the Great Chesapeake Bay Swim, One Mile Challenge. I'll...
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