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Forum: Freestyle 08-26-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 1,942
Posted By RadSwim
O'Neill

I have tried rashguards from several companies.The O'Neill Men's Skin S/S Crew Rashguard offers the best combination of snugness (no wrinkles), shoulder flexibility, light weight and moderately good...
Forum: Freestyle 11-02-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,220
Posted By RadSwim
Pretty good! You have a fairly well developed...

Pretty good! You have a fairly well developed "Swinger" technique, which should serve you well for triathlon swimming. You might want to read more about "Swingers" on a competing swimming website....
Forum: Freestyle 09-08-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 3,583
Posted By RadSwim
Fins are great! I used them extensively for my...

Fins are great! I used them extensively for my first 2 years, before I had the balance, body position and core muscle strength to swim comfortably without them. Especially useful for skating drills.
...
Forum: Freestyle 08-10-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 4,475
Posted By RadSwim
The counting method described by dshen is the...

The counting method described by dshen is the usual TI way. Stated more simply, count each hand entry -- that is what the coaches do.
Forum: Freestyle 08-10-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 1,321
Posted By RadSwim
Consult a swimming coach. Identify opportunities...

Consult a swimming coach. Identify opportunities for technique improvement. Work on improving your technique so that you are swimming with greater skill and ease next season.
RadSwim
Forum: Freestyle 08-07-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,522
Posted By RadSwim
Michelle- You live in the right place. You have...

Michelle-
You live in the right place. You have an excellent TI coach, Bob Wiskera, in Flower Mound. I have been working with him for 5 years. He is great! I recommend that you contact...
Forum: Freestyle 08-04-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,004
Posted By RadSwim
Lawrence- My swimming has improved substantially...

Lawrence-
My swimming has improved substantially since I eliminated anything resembling a deep spear. As I have written previously, deep spearing is a necessary evil for some with inflexible...
Forum: Freestyle 08-01-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,953
Posted By RadSwim
In retrospect, I wish I had not learned...

In retrospect, I wish I had not learned ZipperSkate (now ZenSkate). That drill teaches stability and balance in the skate position. Unfortunately, it is how I learned how to resist my natural body...
Forum: Freestyle 08-01-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,953
Posted By RadSwim
Borate and I are saying the same thing but...

Borate and I are saying the same thing but suggesting different approaches to solving the problem.
Method 1: focus on catching earlier
Method 2: focus on starting body roll earlier

See what...
Forum: Freestyle 08-01-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,953
Posted By RadSwim
I have working on this problem recently. One of...

I have working on this problem recently. One of the unintended consequences of the TI method is that many of us learn to hold the skating position too long. I discovered that I actively resist the...
Forum: Freestyle 07-20-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,123
Posted By RadSwim
There is a triathlon coach in Quebec who pops up...

There is a triathlon coach in Quebec who pops up on various swimming websites. His discussion forum comments are good. I don't know him personally and have no information on his coaching. Google -...
Forum: Freestyle 07-20-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,819
Posted By RadSwim
If you are already comfortable using a snorkel,...

If you are already comfortable using a snorkel, yes. Otherwise, no.
RadSwim
Forum: Freestyle 07-19-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,123
Posted By RadSwim
Get expert coaching early. You can avoid many of...

Get expert coaching early. You can avoid many of the self-coaching errors if you start with an expert. Then arrange periodic tune-up coaching as you progress.
Forum: Freestyle 07-19-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,002
Posted By RadSwim
Spearing deeply is a necessary evil for a couple...

Spearing deeply is a necessary evil for a couple of reasons:
1. To get the feel of horizontal body position, before you figure out how to do it with core muscles.
2. If you have poor shoulder joint...
Forum: Freestyle 07-18-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,270
Posted By RadSwim
If you are able, spear less deeply. Correct that...

If you are able, spear less deeply. Correct that first. Lots of other problems, such as your scissor kick, will get better with correction of over deep spearing.
RadSwim
Forum: Freestyle 07-18-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 4,002
Posted By RadSwim
Many TI beginners learn to spear deeply, which...

Many TI beginners learn to spear deeply, which pulls the head deep. When rotating to breathe, the swimmer must wait (pause) to surface or crane his/her head and neck to get air. The solution starts...
Forum: Freestyle 06-30-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 11,592
Posted By RadSwim
Yann- 1. Yes, giant switches helped convert from...

Yann-
1. Yes, giant switches helped convert from knee kicking to hip kicking. With fins on, my leg becomes a very long, stable anchor against which I can rotate and spear. Use a 2-beat kick, applying...
Forum: Freestyle 06-30-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 11,592
Posted By RadSwim
yann- dshen has given you most of the same...

yann-

dshen has given you most of the same feedback that I would give you. I have 2 suggestions that helped me along the way. You may find these useful.

To get kick-hip rotation-spear(catch/pull)...
Forum: Freestyle 06-24-2011
Replies: 23
Views: 11,592
Posted By RadSwim
Pain-free EVF. 1. Make sure your scapular...

Pain-free EVF.
1. Make sure your scapular stabilizers and rotator cuffs are ready. See http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1551. Program designed by swimming orthopedist and...
Forum: Freestyle 06-19-2011
Replies: 22
Evf
Views: 5,836
Posted By RadSwim
Lawrence- From full "extension" with my fingers...

Lawrence-

From full "extension" with my fingers pointing at the far wall, I first point my fingers straight down at the bottom of the pool. My hand, wrist and forearm follow, so that all are...
Forum: Freestyle 06-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 3,435
Posted By RadSwim
Agree with the observation that the "stroke" or...

Agree with the observation that the "stroke" or "power" phase looks rushed, but I think that the recommendation to glide more would be step in the wrong direction.

Your lead hand is a little too...
Forum: Links and References 05-14-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,356
Posted By RadSwim
I spent 2 or 3 years swimming with 11 - 13 SPL...

I spent 2 or 3 years swimming with 11 - 13 SPL but decided that I was gliding too much. I have a much more fluid stroke at 14 - 17 SPL. You might save the price of a new swim watch by starting your...
Forum: Links and References 04-14-2011
Replies: 24
Views: 8,462
Posted By RadSwim
Multiple different merit badges for swimming...

Multiple different merit badges for swimming worldwide.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swimming_lessons

Why not one more?

Radswim
Forum: Freestyle 04-07-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 10,336
Posted By RadSwim
In a word -- BALANCE. To use a minimal,...

In a word -- BALANCE. To use a minimal, rotational kick effectively, you must be balanced in the water and NOT rely on your kick to raise up your legs. Strong core muscles and learning how to throw...
Forum: Freestyle 04-07-2011
Replies: 29
Views: 10,336
Posted By RadSwim
Something that I have observed in some swimmers...

Something that I have observed in some swimmers learning a 2-beat kick.

Using Fran's example, the swimmer may have a productive single left kick when left-side-down. However, when right-side-down...
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