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Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 03-21-2018
Replies: 17
Views: 5,860
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Hi Jamesgs! What excellent comments you have got...

Hi Jamesgs!

What excellent comments you have got so far.

What really caught my eyes when reading your post is what also Werner reacted to


TI Smart Speed (earlier TI Fast Forward), exactly as...
Forum: Freestyle 03-20-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3,714
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Hello Inge! Yes, I totally agree with you on...

Hello Inge!

Yes, I totally agree with you on this. Avoid this drill!

Also referring to my previous post, these movements are not in line with what you should imprint in your muscle memory to reach...
Forum: Freestyle 03-20-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3,714
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Hi david1swe! It’s all about hydro dynamics....

Hi david1swe!

It’s all about hydro dynamics. Minimizing drag to be able to let the energy used send you forward as much as possible. This is done by being balanced and streamlined in the water. This...
Forum: Freestyle 03-18-2018
Replies: 36
Views: 3,714
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Your TI story, please

Hi david1swe!

Watching your videos I would like to ask you what your TI story is like? Of what I can see there is very little TI technique in your swimming.

TI is designed to put a minimum of...
Forum: Links and References 03-17-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
I am also using iPad with a Lifeproof case....

I am also using iPad with a Lifeproof case. Sometimes the water presses on the screen making iPad react, e.g., stop the recording, but most of the time it works. This is a very handy way to give...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-14-2018
Replies: 88
Views: 9,172
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Werner, thanks for your reply. As always very...

Werner, thanks for your reply. As always very encouraging.



What a good idea! I haven’t thought of that for Cathy yet. I often do it myself and also in my Smart Speed group and I think it’s a very...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-13-2018
Replies: 88
Views: 9,172
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Yesterday we recorded some of - Sync swim trials...

Yesterday we recorded some of
- Sync swim trials -- more practice needed!
- Cathy doing some swimming with better leading elbow imitating the TI logo and an earlier entry than before
- Me doing sweet...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 03-13-2018
Replies: 88
Views: 9,172
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Thanks Werner for your kind words. Cathy’s...

Thanks Werner for your kind words.

Cathy’s journey is quite unique, at least for me, starting from scratch, well actually below scratch and now she swims like I use to say a Blue Goddess. Behind her...
Forum: Links and References 03-01-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,240
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
GoPro Hero6 recording in 4K to allow to zoom in...

GoPro Hero6 recording in 4K to allow to zoom in (crop) using Final Cut Pro X
Forum: Freestyle 12-22-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Yet another xmas challenge

Task: Swim 25 m super slow on a predicted number of strokes. Then swim another 25 m as fast as you can with the same number of strokes.
What time difference can you get between the two?

Can you beat...
Forum: Freestyle 12-22-2017
Replies: 0
Views: 605
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Filming your own swimming with Pan & Zoom

When you lack a camera crew, this is how it can be done
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN-cpZRypHM
Forum: Freestyle 12-21-2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3,369
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Hi guys! Initially I had some difficulties to...

Hi guys!

Initially I had some difficulties to get the right coordination of the 2-beat kick. I watched videos and tried to intellectually understand the right timing with the stroke and was...
Forum: Freestyle 12-05-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 5,236
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Haha, could be hard for most women! :-) (Sorry, I...

Haha, could be hard for most women! :-)
(Sorry, I couldn't resist making that comment... ;-) )



You have a point, although 60° sounds much to me.
One of my students told me today that she frame by...
Forum: Freestyle 12-05-2017
Replies: 11
Views: 1,433
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Hi roblouiswalsh Warm welcome to the forum and...

Hi roblouiswalsh

Warm welcome to the forum and the TI world!

The very best way to start is to be coached by a TI-coach.
http://www.totalimmersion.net/get-coached/find-a-coach

The second best is to...
Forum: Freestyle 12-04-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 5,236
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Hello Werner! Interesting to know. "Rotate off...

Hello Werner!
Interesting to know. "Rotate off stomach" is also in the line to simplify the description of it. The more technical term, "rotate about 30°", can be hard to execute.
Forum: Freestyle 12-04-2017
Replies: 35
Views: 3,258
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Tom, the glasswall is a very good visualization...

Tom, the glasswall is a very good visualization focal point.

Mushroomfloat, move the elbow to the glasswall as Tom describes, then just drop the dangling forearm and let the gravity take the hand...
Forum: Freestyle 12-01-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 5,236
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Terry’s recommendation is to just rotate OFF your...

Terry’s recommendation is to just rotate OFF your stomach. That gives you one shoulder in the air to reduce drag. Rotating further doesn’t give less drag, it takes more energy and it takes more time...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-26-2017
Replies: 26
Views: 15,417
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
Is age just a number?

This was six years ago!

In my Fast Forward (Smart Speed) group we followed this thread and yesterday we ran the following session and here is my result

25x50 with a small pause at each turn
1.60...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 04-18-2013
Replies: 1
Views: 1,823
Posted By CoachJohnnyWiden
TI Open Water Camp, Cirali, Turkey, 2012 (Video)

Hi all!

Please find some nice scenes from our lovely camp in Cirali
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3yD6IuSFuY

I'll be there in mid September again. Is someone else of you coming?
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