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Forum: Freestyle 05-09-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 5,649
Posted By The Parrot
That is truly horrible and one of the best...

That is truly horrible and one of the best examples of how not to swim I have ever seen. Looking at that on a TI site is like seeing something beautiful being desecrated. However, there is a bright...
Forum: Freestyle 10-03-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 7,645
Posted By The Parrot
Nicki, many years ago I had surgery on my sinuses...

Nicki, many years ago I had surgery on my sinuses which, together with a bad reaction to chlorine used to leave me sneezing violently and with a streaming, irritated nose for about four hours (not...
Forum: Freestyle 10-01-2013
Replies: 125
Views: 28,958
Posted By The Parrot
Swimust, I missed your lively posts whilst you...

Swimust, I missed your lively posts whilst you were away from here continuing your endless quest but I am disappointed by these recent posts. There is never a need to be rude and personal, if you...
Forum: Freestyle 09-24-2013
Replies: 125
Views: 28,958
Posted By The Parrot
Suzanne M.D. and Rincewind, Thanks for your...

Suzanne M.D. and Rincewind,
Thanks for your thoughts, both helpful but seem to confirm there is a place for kicking but that it is a question of to what degree. I think I had better just carry on...
Forum: Freestyle 09-24-2013
Replies: 125
Views: 28,958
Posted By The Parrot
Terry, I hesitate to even type this in such...

Terry,
I hesitate to even type this in such experienced (exalted?) company. In my daily mile swim I follow your principle of using a minimal kick and concentrate mainly on slipping through the water...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-23-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 9,906
Posted By The Parrot
Brilliant Gal, well done. I need you as an...

Brilliant Gal, well done. I need you as an exemplar as well as an instructor! I wanted to enter this swim but was too late with my entry. Perhaps 72 is a bit old but I am much more comfortable with...
Forum: Freestyle 09-13-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 4,236
Posted By The Parrot
Swim 56. Sorry to hear about your knee. Do you do...

Swim 56. Sorry to hear about your knee. Do you do open turns or flip turns? I sometimes think turning fast with an open turn can sometimes inadvertently build in a twist that might aggravate your...
Forum: Freestyle 09-04-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 4,231
Posted By The Parrot
Absolutely, good hydration, of course, before and...

Absolutely, good hydration, of course, before and after, but if it is felt necessary to drink every quarter of an hour when running or swimming in 'normal' summer temperatures, there's something...
Forum: Freestyle 09-01-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 70,293
Posted By The Parrot
Hello Werner, I understand your point about...

Hello Werner, I understand your point about Cooper's test being principally for the untrained. I just felt that he built his follow-up programmes, and his reputation, around the test. My concern was...
Forum: Freestyle 09-01-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 70,293
Posted By The Parrot
'No one in the field denies the contribution of...

'No one in the field denies the contribution of the Cooper Institute to the evolution of exercise physiology research. However 1) the cooper test wasn't even elaborate by this institute, although it...
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2013
Replies: 31
Views: 7,174
Posted By The Parrot
'I've swum for 47 years now--and worked quite...

'I've swum for 47 years now--and worked quite hard on improving my flutter kicking for about 25 of those years. It never happened. For the last 22 years my focus has shifted instead to teaching my...
Forum: Freestyle 08-18-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,174
Posted By The Parrot
My last mask gave up a few weeks ago (replacement...

My last mask gave up a few weeks ago (replacement unavailable now - sportstore own brand) and I've been using swedes since then. They are comfortable enough, but peripheral visibility is worse than...
Forum: Freestyle 08-17-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 3,253
Posted By The Parrot
Can only speak for marathon runners and...

Can only speak for marathon runners and ultra-distance runners, Andy. One always wanted to start with an empty bowel. It was never to detox but to avoid the possibility of having to 'pit-stop' en...
Forum: Freestyle 07-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,208
Posted By The Parrot
Thank you for explaining, I think I get the idea....

Thank you for explaining, I think I get the idea. And there is no 'issue' as far as I am concerned, just a genuine wish to understand and learn. You will never get a discourteous response from me, I...
Forum: Freestyle 07-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 2,208
Posted By The Parrot
Hi Swimust. Can you be more precise? What do you...

Hi Swimust. Can you be more precise? What do you mean when you say you have found how to use your elbow 'as a fulcrum during the stroke and recovery'? How do you do this and what measurable effect...
Forum: Freestyle 07-25-2013
Replies: 6
Views: 2,082
Posted By The Parrot
'The one aspect of swimming that I find the...

'The one aspect of swimming that I find the hardest to master is the ability to resist the urge to chase speed and muscle my way through the water. My practises over the past 5 months have focused on...
Forum: Freestyle 07-24-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,259
Posted By The Parrot
Hi Nicki, Thanks for this info. It sounds very...

Hi Nicki, Thanks for this info. It sounds very interesting and I think the 3.8km would be appropriate for this old guy. I feel sure you will take less time for your 5km than I will take for 3.8 - in...
Forum: Freestyle 07-23-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,259
Posted By The Parrot
Thanks for the stats, Craig, Glad to hear you are...

Thanks for the stats, Craig, Glad to hear you are clear and that you had a good time. I haven't seen any results but I note your comment that it was sluggish water. How did you do? For me last year...
Forum: Freestyle 07-22-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 2,259
Posted By The Parrot
Last year I swam this as my first swimming race...

Last year I swam this as my first swimming race and it was extremely cold - only 1 degree above freezing when we drove across Salisbury Plain to the start! Raised over £800 for Rheumatoid Arthritis...
Forum: Freestyle 07-22-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,741
Posted By The Parrot
Rupert, Richard's message rings a lot of...

Rupert,

Richard's message rings a lot of bells.We all see people swimming past us at a rate that belies their apparent physical shape and condition. But as TI people we should not be surprised as...
Forum: Freestyle 07-21-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,741
Posted By The Parrot
Actually, I do believe that weight matters a...

Actually, I do believe that weight matters a great deal - and not only for distance runners, cyclists and the other endurance sportsmen and women who have to fight gravity; but also for swimmers.
It...
Forum: Freestyle 07-08-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 2,592
Posted By The Parrot
Superman Glide

I am sure one of our helpful coaches will be along to give a professional view but for what it's worth I cannot think of a land exercise for this great drill because you need to feel the support of...
Forum: Freestyle 07-06-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5,326
Posted By The Parrot
Hmm, I'm a carver and sculptor so my wrists and...

Hmm, I'm a carver and sculptor so my wrists and hands have had and still have a lot of work. But I tried pushing back to the end with a vertical hand this morning and whilst it involved more work, it...
Forum: Freestyle 07-06-2013
Replies: 20
Views: 5,326
Posted By The Parrot
The Pull

David, your video was extremely useful - simple and very clear, a great exposition. I'm off to the pool right now to try and replicate what you demonstrate.
A personal question? Were you born with...
Forum: Freestyle 07-05-2013
Replies: 46
Views: 39,687
Posted By The Parrot
I feel that, too, Richard - but these days I...

I feel that, too, Richard - but these days I don't even have to have a mid-day swim to feel sleepy after lunch! I can even feel sleepy whilst simply reading of the swimming exploits of others on this...
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