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Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 07-16-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 5,986
Posted By freshegg
Yes, I agree with you all, swimming is the...

Yes, I agree with you all, swimming is the ultimate non-drug therapy (although perhaps the endorphins that swimming releases in themselves constitute drug therapy?).

I have had chronic neck and left...
Forum: Discuss Terry's Blog Posts 07-15-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 11,718
Posted By freshegg
Yes! That's another thing I have noticed, if I...

Yes! That's another thing I have noticed, if I happen to be swimming in the lane that has the jet blasting the water into the pool, the force of the jet in my face can practically bring me to a...
Forum: Discuss Terry's Blog Posts 07-14-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 11,718
Posted By freshegg
I definitely experience this "phenomenon". In...

I definitely experience this "phenomenon". In fact, practically every time I swim, the water feels different, depending on so many factors : the water temperature, the number of other people in the...
Forum: Freestyle 07-06-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 10,760
Posted By freshegg
Sorry if I opened up a can of worms about the...

Sorry if I opened up a can of worms about the whole pigeon-toed issue. I read about it somewhere else, I think maybe on the goswimtv online forum.

But anyway, thanks, Ayesr, you answered my other...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 07-05-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 23,517
Posted By freshegg
I'm afraid I'm going to have to dash that theory,...

I'm afraid I'm going to have to dash that theory, Cindy, because I've only been a TI swimmer for the past year or so. Before that, I was your basic "pull and kick" swimmer, while my diuresis has...
Forum: Freestyle 07-03-2009
Replies: 34
Views: 10,760
Posted By freshegg
Can you clarify two things about what you have...

Can you clarify two things about what you have suggested? Because I think I am "seeing the light" now, after having read your postings, but I want to make sure I'm not just confusing myself....
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 07-01-2009
Replies: 21
Views: 23,517
Posted By freshegg
I have been wondering about this topic for YEARS!...

I have been wondering about this topic for YEARS! I have experienced it ever since I took up swimming for fitness about 20 years ago (I began when I was 30; I'm now 51). I'm usually in the pool...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 05-29-2009
Replies: 4
Views: 4,480
Posted By freshegg
It sounds as though you're simply not relaxed...

It sounds as though you're simply not relaxed enough. Breathe comfortably and make your stroke conform to your breathing, rather than the other way around. In other words, don't try to swim too...
Forum: Freestyle 05-29-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 4,229
Posted By freshegg
I often find that I actually swim faster when I'm...

I often find that I actually swim faster when I'm sharing a lane with several other swimmers, IF they are of equal (or better) ability to mine. I think this is partly because I end up swimming on...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 04-16-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 16,436
Posted By freshegg
New Zealand reporting in..... I don't know...

New Zealand reporting in..... I don't know how much assistance I could provide, as I live in a very small town, and even though we have a very active and avid swimming community, I doubt it would...
Forum: Freestyle 03-24-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 16,764
Posted By freshegg
After reading all these forums and threads and...

After reading all these forums and threads and postings on this topic, the one thing that has really become apparent to me is that there is no one single technique that works for absolutely...
Forum: Freestyle 03-16-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 16,764
Posted By freshegg
Sorry, could you explain what you mean by "3:00"...

Sorry, could you explain what you mean by "3:00" ?
Forum: Freestyle 03-12-2009
Replies: 61
Views: 16,764
Posted By freshegg
Are you male or female? Just kidding. There has...

Are you male or female? Just kidding.

There has been a lot of discussion about this issue in these forums, but nobody seems to have the answer. If you read through the long thread on "body type"...
Forum: Freestyle 03-04-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 9,463
Posted By freshegg
I can get my SPL down to 17 or 18 (25-metre pool)...

I can get my SPL down to 17 or 18 (25-metre pool) if I really make myself pause and glide between strokes, but then as far as I'm concerned it's a drill, not whole stroke. Plus, it's...
Forum: Freestyle 03-02-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 9,463
Posted By freshegg
What's even worse is sharing a lane with one of...

What's even worse is sharing a lane with one of those washing machines, and then catching up with them approaching from behind, and getting blasted in the face with all the suds !

I always think of...
Forum: Links and References 02-27-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 8,034
Posted By freshegg
I'm working from the "Easy Freestyle : 21st...

I'm working from the "Easy Freestyle : 21st Century Techniques" video but the "Extraordinary Swimming for Every Body" book. So I don't know which is which.

I watched that video that Shuumai...
Forum: Freestyle 02-27-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 9,463
Posted By freshegg
Hmmm, that beer offer, MJM, I think that's just a...

Hmmm, that beer offer, MJM, I think that's just a sneaky ploy of yours to try and fatten me up LOL

All I'm saying (and what Fred McG has tried to get across in the "body type etc" thread) is that...
Forum: Links and References 02-26-2009
Replies: 16
Views: 8,034
Posted By freshegg
This brings up a question I have been wondering...

This brings up a question I have been wondering about for a while -- When I "spear" my lead arm forward, and I try to get my shoulder to my chin (or my chin to my shoulder) as I extend, am I...
Forum: Freestyle 02-24-2009
Replies: 29
Views: 9,463
Posted By freshegg
I agree that physique is way, way, way down at...

I agree that physique is way, way, way down at the bottom of the list of factors that influence speed, but I still contend that it is a factor. All other things being equal, two people with...
Forum: Freestyle 02-19-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 22,843
Posted By freshegg
OK, at least I've discovered the problem -- I...

OK, at least I've discovered the problem -- I only eat junk food twice a day instead of three times ! Thanks for the advice. And I only have two long fingernails.

Believe me, I'm not trying to...
Forum: Freestyle 02-18-2009
Replies: 70
Views: 22,843
Posted By freshegg
I just read all these forum postings regarding...

I just read all these forum postings regarding body type and whether it has any bearing on how slowly you swim. Probably no one will see this posting since the forum is so old by now, but I...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 02-18-2009
Replies: 35
Views: 16,436
Posted By freshegg
Possible TI World Tour!

Please please please come to New Zealand !! Australia isn't quite close enough! There are many avid swimmers here, but no TI coaches that I know of. In fact, everyone should visit New Zealand...
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