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Forum: Freestyle 12-21-2009
Replies: 2
Views: 1,949
Posted By asbarden
This is probably one of those "semantic"...

This is probably one of those "semantic" disagreements, which are not really disagreements at all. That said, my two cents is this: "Traditionally" trained swimmers have spent a lot of time and...
Forum: Freestyle 11-24-2009
Replies: 10
Views: 4,346
Posted By asbarden
Here is a link that helped me in trying to...

Here is a link that helped me in trying to understanding kick timing: http://archive.totalimmersion.net/2005articles/april/teacherandstudent.html

Everyone learns differently, and different...
Forum: Freestyle 11-16-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,321
Posted By asbarden
Go the the Total Immersion Home page. In the...

Go the the Total Immersion Home page. In the upper right, click on "Free Stuff." There you will find a .pdf file of a 33 page booklet Terry wrote to go with the Easy Free DVD. He discusses specifics...
Forum: Freestyle 04-27-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 4,468
Posted By asbarden
Welcome to the forum! Everyone's experience is...

Welcome to the forum!

Everyone's experience is different - I can only speak for my own, which is that relaxation and balance are inextricably linked. That is, I can't feel truly relaxed unless I am,...
Forum: Freestyle 04-22-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,304
Posted By asbarden
Sharing a Breakthrough

I swam in competition beginning at age 8 through college. In those days, my freestyle stroke was always said to be good. 17 weeks ago, at the age of 48, I started swimming again, this time using TI...
Forum: Freestyle 04-22-2009
Replies: 55
Views: 28,413
Posted By asbarden
This is my experience exactly. Terry calls it...

This is my experience exactly. Terry calls it "laying down myelin," I happen to prefer "swimming as a martial art." Whatever the semantics, approaching swimming this way is experiential, not...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 04-22-2009
Replies: 15
Views: 13,953
Posted By asbarden
Jon: I am right handed and breathed exclusively...

Jon:

I am right handed and breathed exclusively to the right for my first 20 years. At age 20 (I'm now 48) I started breathing to the left also, but never was very comfortable breathing left....
Forum: Freestyle 03-22-2009
Replies: 1
Views: 2,656
Posted By asbarden
You might trying looking at Terry's discussion in...

You might trying looking at Terry's discussion in the Open Water Forum: Total Immersion Forums > Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming > Chapter 6 How to Kick in Open Water. I found it very...
Forum: Freestyle 03-17-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 5,457
Posted By asbarden
For me, whenever I find my arm is not "patient"...

For me, whenever I find my arm is not "patient" it turns out that my head is not in the proper position. That is, I find it much easier to keep that lead arm in proper position when my "laser beam"...
Forum: Freestyle 02-19-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 24,208
Posted By asbarden
The original question, if I understood it,...

The original question, if I understood it, related to whether certain body types could make one become slower over time. It seems to me that the orientation of most people interested in TI swimming...
Forum: Freestyle 02-18-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 6,965
Posted By asbarden
There is some new thinking/teaching on this. I...

There is some new thinking/teaching on this. I was initially confused when I started studying the Easy Freestyle DVD because it did not precisely correspond with the revised edition of the TI book....
Forum: Freestyle 02-18-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 5,484
Posted By asbarden
Most coaches advise breathing out through the...

Most coaches advise breathing out through the nose. Also, I'm pretty sure that most elite swimmers do so, although I can't quote any actual data. However, if a nose clip can help you do the drills,...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 02-12-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 9,037
Posted By asbarden
I do not have CP but have worked with many...

I do not have CP but have worked with many children who do. Since I don't know you personally, these thoughts may be way off the mark. If so, please ignore them. Having said that:

I would echo...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-12-2009
Replies: 14
Views: 13,876
Posted By asbarden
Amen. I've been struggling to understand 2BK...

Amen. I've been struggling to understand 2BK timing and technique. This chapter made it clear and I've been able to translate it to the water over the last week. I agree - Thanks.
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-12-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 4,746
Posted By asbarden
I was a Division I, walk-on, JV freestyler in...

I was a Division I, walk-on, JV freestyler in college - meaning I was not very fast. However, I trained with as much intensity as everyone else and therefore know exactly what you mean, Terry, when...
Forum: Freestyle 02-09-2009
Replies: 23
Views: 15,157
Posted By asbarden
Terry's latest post on the OW forum, entitled...

Terry's latest post on the OW forum, entitled "Chapter 6" is an excellent discussion of kick timing and technique. It has helped me a lot in the last week. You may consider taking a look at it.
Forum: Freestyle 01-21-2009
Replies: 25
Views: 12,334
Posted By asbarden
I apologize for entering into this thread late,...

I apologize for entering into this thread late, you probably have this all figured out by now. In a "past life" I was an age group swim coach. My swimmers didn't swim very well, since I didn't know...
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