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Forum: Freestyle 05-21-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,057
Posted By Zanna
My kick would tend to make me go backwards also,...

My kick would tend to make me go backwards also, and I would second the use of fins for drills if you have this issue.
As for floating on my back, I can have my hands at my sides and no problem...
Forum: Freestyle 05-18-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,309
Posted By Zanna
In learning to swim (past age 50) I had to deal...

In learning to swim (past age 50) I had to deal with fairly severe water phobias. To me, what you are describing sounds more fear or panic based. In which case, it will be important for your wife...
Forum: Freestyle 05-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,649
Posted By Zanna
In my experience, and I have relatively short...

In my experience, and I have relatively short legs, the only way to keep my feet from sinking in say superman glide is to keep my core and glute muscles activated. Does that mean I am doing this...
Forum: Freestyle 05-15-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,926
Posted By Zanna
I place mine against the skull above and slightly...

I place mine against the skull above and slightly forward of the ear and that works well for me.
Forum: Freestyle 05-14-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,767
Posted By Zanna
I would say this is achievable, but am concerned...

I would say this is achievable, but am concerned that after 4 weeks you cannot go 25 yards. Are you saying that you cannot maintain the freestyle for 25 yards (probably a breathing issue) or are you...
Forum: Freestyle 04-26-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 34,622
Posted By Zanna
Coach Paul, Have you read this thread:...

Coach Paul, Have you read this thread: http://www.totalimmersion.net/forum/showthread.php?t=3318

The description of the kick in this was a big insight to me. Perhaps it would help your student.
Forum: Freestyle 03-12-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 9,297
Posted By Zanna
[QUOTE=CoachToby;27048]Tab. If you are timing it...

[QUOTE=CoachToby;27048]Tab. If you are timing it correctly you should have finished your inhalation before you engage the water with your stroking arm (approximately), so I question whether the S...
Forum: Freestyle 02-28-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 27,017
Posted By Zanna
It is quite wonderful what actually seeing a...

It is quite wonderful what actually seeing a photo will do. Last night, after seeing the bow wave in these photos, I was able to decrease my rotation (I am sure I have been over rotating to breathe)...
Forum: Freestyle 02-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 1,838
Posted By Zanna
I've been taking fish oil for more years than I...

I've been taking fish oil for more years than I can remember. I started D3 about 5-6 years ago (fall-winter-spring). Low levels of vitamin D are correlated with many adverse health findings. Given...
Forum: Freestyle 02-20-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 18,559
Posted By Zanna
Its all about comfortable breathing, and ...

Its all about comfortable breathing, and comfortable breathing is about relaxation in the water. For me, the more frequently I am in the water, even if for relatively short practices of 20-30...
Forum: Freestyle 01-01-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,763
Posted By Zanna
Confused

If this is correct, then I am totally confused.
Isn't hip drive part of the rotation? And isn't the core supposed to rotate together? So how can you get your spearing arm (arm coming from the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-06-2010
Replies: 18
Views: 5,294
Posted By Zanna
For me, the proof that there is ease with the...

For me, the proof that there is ease with the proper balance and technique is that I can swim endlessly when breathing to my right, but, when breathing to my left, I become breathless before...
Forum: Freestyle 12-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,518
Posted By Zanna
I'm 56 and only began learning to swim two years...

I'm 56 and only began learning to swim two years ago (and I hope I'll be learning for the rest of my life). I like to go back to the feeling and rhythm imprinted in me as a child, when I was an avid...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 12-19-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 5,342
Posted By Zanna
Escape from Alcatraz

I'm in and anxious, but have always wanted to do this event. How am I going to train for the Alcatraz open water swim between now and May 2? I live in the frozen north where there is no open water...
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