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Forum: Freestyle 05-16-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 45,403
Posted By collinsdc
Next time you swim try to focus on regulating...

Next time you swim try to focus on regulating your exhale so that your mouth does not break the surface absolutely gasping for a breath. A constant steady bubbling from your mouth & nose or just nose...
Forum: Freestyle 05-15-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,428
Posted By collinsdc
Thanks Richardsk & Andy for your input, I will...

Thanks Richardsk & Andy for your input, I will give that position a go when I swim later tonight..
Forum: Freestyle 05-15-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 45,403
Posted By collinsdc
Sounds like you may be actually swallowing the...

Sounds like you may be actually swallowing the air you are inhaling, hence the bloated feeling & your pains are probably nothing more serious than cramps. Are you taking a huge gulp of air when you...
Forum: Freestyle 05-15-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,428
Posted By collinsdc
Hi Suzanne, I am 38, I don't think I suffer from...

Hi Suzanne, I am 38, I don't think I suffer from any hearing impairments (that I am aware of anyway) as I had a medical recently for my drivers licence and all was fine.

I have tried facing the unit...
Forum: Freestyle 05-14-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 6,428
Posted By collinsdc
Tempo Trainer teething troubles..

Hi everyone. I have just picked up a new Finis Tempo Trainer Pro in an effort to try and develop some consistency in my stroke rate.

I feel that I may be alone in this ( just my bad luck ) but I am...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 04-16-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 27,353
Posted By collinsdc
In the same boat..

Hi efdoucette, I can sympatise with all your frustration - your account of your breathing problems could have been me.

I am in the same boat as you, just over one & a half years at TI, again self-...
Forum: Freestyle 04-16-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2,790
Posted By collinsdc
Heavy legs

What helped me to lift those sinking legs nearer the surface in Superman glide was to experiment with the position the outstretched arms were at in the glide.

When my arms were just under the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-19-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,872
Posted By collinsdc
Westy, perhaps your acquaintance has a twin who...

Westy,

perhaps your acquaintance has a twin who frequents my pool with the same habits!

I regularly encounter a man who has one hour for his swim. From the moment the goggles cover his eyes it is...
Forum: Freestyle 01-04-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 9,971
Posted By collinsdc
I have found ease in Superman Glide by following...

I have found ease in Superman Glide by following some advice posted on the forums by Coach Suzanne. Apologies for not being able to post the link to this as I have been unable to locate it.

When...
Forum: Freestyle 12-06-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 9,832
Posted By collinsdc
Hi all, I have the same issues regarding sinking...

Hi all, I have the same issues regarding sinking legs in Superman Glide and need to add a very gentle flutter kick in order to continue moving forward once my legs begin to drop. I am short & lean,...
Forum: Freestyle 11-06-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By collinsdc
jtravis, I agree with Westy, TI is indeed a...

jtravis,

I agree with Westy, TI is indeed a journey & the delightful thing about it is that it is one which you can travel through at a pace which suits you.

If you apply the TI mental approach to...
Forum: Freestyle 11-06-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1,793
Posted By collinsdc
Hi Mike, you appear to have made very good...

Hi Mike,

you appear to have made very good progress in such a short time, well done.

For what it is worth, all I can add is to keep going as you are. As time passes you will find that your efforts...
Forum: Freestyle 10-26-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,182
Posted By collinsdc
Tony, I have tried a variation of your method...

Tony,

I have tried a variation of your method but not to the extreme where the folded in thumb would keep all the fingers ridgid, my thumb was just hidden under my index finger.

It was as you...
Forum: Freestyle 10-23-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,235
Posted By collinsdc
Kilgoretrout, firstly my apologies. I somehow...

Kilgoretrout,

firstly my apologies. I somehow assumed from your original post that it was the first drill in the book - Basic Balance on your Back drill that you were referring to & not Skating...
Forum: Freestyle 10-22-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,235
Posted By collinsdc
Hi there, I would guess that the drill you...

Hi there, I would guess that the drill you describe is the Balance on your Back drill & then the Sweet Spot drill. I believe this drill is no longer the starting point due to the many difficulties it...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 09-16-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 12,344
Posted By collinsdc
Hang on in there..

Hi there, I can identify with all of your problem because I have been there until recently & to a certain degree I am still not over that "hump" yet. As you have probably noticed from these forums...
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 19,932
Posted By collinsdc
It is a pity that the health benefits of swimming...

It is a pity that the health benefits of swimming & the enjoyment & relaxation that being in the water brings can be cancelled out by the chlorine & poorly maintained pools.

Human nature too plays...
Forum: Freestyle 08-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 19,932
Posted By collinsdc
I agree with the issues that flip turns can bring...

I agree with the issues that flip turns can bring especially if you do get a snout full of water - not pleasant. When I was suffering I gave them a rest during drilling & in whole stroke for a while...
Forum: Freestyle 08-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 19,932
Posted By collinsdc
Blocked nose issues & Chlorine

Hi all, this may not be posted in the right forum category but recently my attention to my freestyle improvement has been hindered by nasal & breathing problems. Namely a blocked nose either during...
Forum: Freestyle 08-05-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,245
Posted By collinsdc
If you can keep your fingers touching each other...

If you can keep your fingers touching each other without constant focus on it then fine but if it requires a conscious effort to do so it will create tension in the wrists & forearms, this will tire...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 07-26-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 22,744
Posted By collinsdc
Hi Tom, congratulations on your recent success, I...

Hi Tom, congratulations on your recent success, I can almost feel your elation from here! You have overcome an obstacle that is still eluding me at present.

I too was stuck on 50m for a long time &...
Forum: Freestyle 06-30-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 9,665
Posted By collinsdc
I would just like to say to anyone out there who...

I would just like to say to anyone out there who does compete or do Triathlons then you have nothing but my complete admiration.

Life is short, there are plenty who cant be bothered to get out of...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 06-22-2011
Replies: 12
Views: 7,817
Posted By collinsdc
Kevemoh, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to...

Kevemoh, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to you. You must be floating on air with your recent achievements, well done. It always restores my faith in TI when I read success stories.

Your...
Forum: Freestyle 06-22-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,941
Posted By collinsdc
A picture is worth a thousand words....

Hi Paul & welcome aboard.

Go with the new Self-Coached Workshop Perpetual Motion Freestyle DVD. I began with the book & the older Freestyle Made Easy DVD.

The book is a help for reference & for...
Forum: Freestyle 06-08-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,635
Posted By collinsdc
For what my amatuer input is worth.. I began...

For what my amatuer input is worth.. I began learning flip-turns by standing on the black line on the pool bottom. A lifeguard taught me the turn.

Initially I started in water about chest deep,...
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