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Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 05-04-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By efdoucette
Novaswimmer, this makes perfect sense, totally...

Novaswimmer, this makes perfect sense, totally relatable, well said.

I think I'm at that "air regulation" discovery stage, just need to find it, and I will.

I am now in my mid 60s and sometimes...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 04-14-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By efdoucette
Hello Werner and coach Bob, thanks for your...

Hello Werner and coach Bob, thanks for your comments.

I breath every 2nd stroke, left side. I try to exhale continuously through the stroke with a final push to empty as I surface, and I follow my...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 04-13-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,986
Posted By efdoucette
Gasping

Hoping someone can offer some advice.

Swimming freestyle, after 100 - 150 meters I get the urge to stop and I know why ... poor breathing technique. As I exhale and mouth breaks water I then seem...
Forum: Freestyle 01-11-2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1,383
Posted By efdoucette
Todays swim

I like to ruminate after my swims.

Precursor: I am 63, been swimming only 8 years, am slow, curious and my goal has been, and still is, swimming 1 km continuous freestyle.

I start my swim with 100...
Forum: Freestyle 12-20-2017
Replies: 6
Views: 1,150
Posted By efdoucette
Excellent work, good for you. I just may brave...

Excellent work, good for you. I just may brave that task in the new year, thanks for the inspiration.
Forum: Freestyle 12-05-2017
Replies: 49
Views: 6,298
Posted By efdoucette
A little embarrassed to say but I am recently...

A little embarrassed to say but I am recently just discovering rotation. Interesting, the more I rotate the easier the movement through the water seems, described by someone as rolling like a log...
Forum: Freestyle 11-11-2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2,861
Posted By efdoucette
Hey Mike, I think you are right, I think I saw...

Hey Mike, I think you are right, I think I saw Terry demonstrate in a 20M pool and suggested it could be done in 3 push offs.

Good for you to be able to do this, it takes balance but also a good...
Forum: Freestyle 10-28-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 6,972
Posted By efdoucette
I am a late age swimmer because of Terry....

I am a late age swimmer because of Terry. Swimming has become part of my life now. Through my last 7 years of self teaching I've felt Terry's presence, he took the time to reply to my posts on this...
Forum: Freestyle 09-30-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,007
Posted By efdoucette
As I understand the theory, and I may be wrong,...

As I understand the theory, and I may be wrong, it's about grip. If your pull moves faster backwards than your torso moves forward then your grip is slipping = waste. In relation, your recovery...
Forum: Freestyle 09-27-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 3,007
Posted By efdoucette
Tension, Relax, Taut

Reduce tension ... be relaxed ... but stay taut.

Release head, relax neck, face, hands, shoulders, ankles. Keep core taut.
Drive hand to target, stay patient, slow pull, quick recovery.

I don't...
Forum: Freestyle 09-01-2017
Replies: 30
Views: 3,982
Posted By efdoucette
Well said Danny. I feel and am experiencing the...

Well said Danny. I feel and am experiencing the exact same thing. As a self taught swimmer my technique is evolving but it is what it is, and I continue to look to reduce tension. My limit is about...
Forum: Freestyle 03-12-2017
Replies: 9
Views: 2,552
Posted By efdoucette
Fantastic, inspirational, congratulations. I'm...

Fantastic, inspirational, congratulations.
I'm off to the pool, thanks for sharing.
Forum: Freestyle 03-11-2017
Replies: 12
Views: 22,686
Posted By efdoucette
I'm not one to give much advice but I have worked...

I'm not one to give much advice but I have worked through this same discomfort in the past. When your shoulders and arms start to get tired you are either working them too hard or being too tense....
Forum: Links and References 03-06-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 4,451
Posted By efdoucette
Haha, yes, it totally threw off my swim the other...

Haha, yes, it totally threw off my swim the other day. Every time I got water in my mouth (almost every breath) I remembered back to this thread and I'm sure I started lifting my head for breath....
Forum: Freestyle 02-09-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 5,021
Posted By efdoucette
Hey Tom, a good physiotherapist may help. They...

Hey Tom, a good physiotherapist may help. They can analyze an injury and determine its root cause. I had tennis elbow last year (not swim related), no fun, stayed with me the better part of a year....
Forum: Freestyle 02-08-2017
Replies: 3
Views: 1,450
Posted By efdoucette
Yay, congratulations, a big accomplishment. I'm...

Yay, congratulations, a big accomplishment.
I'm a senior and a late swimmer also, still trying to get over the bilateral breathing hump but am confident I will get there too.
Forum: Freestyle 02-03-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 5,158
Posted By efdoucette
Yes, good question, I turned off that palm up...

Yes, good question, I turned off that palm up focus the other day to see how my hand was oriented the old way, just to compare. So, for reference, if palm up is 180 degrees then my old hand position...
Forum: Freestyle 01-29-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 2,138
Posted By efdoucette
I am not a coach but I did read a post recently...

I am not a coach but I did read a post recently that suggested forcing your face a little low then by releasing it, it will move to a neutral position, relax the neck muscles. Try it a few times, it...
Forum: Freestyle 01-29-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 5,158
Posted By efdoucette
Incremental improvements

I am in my 7th year of self taught TI style front crawl. It's been a long and rewarding process. I have realised over time that it's the little focuses that result in improvements.

I recently read...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 01-18-2017
Replies: 20
Views: 11,157
Posted By efdoucette
Hello Eric, if you are still out...

Hello Eric, if you are still out there.
Bi-lateral breathing is coming along, slow but sure. I have been working on balance and control through skate and whole stroke, both sides, but more focus on...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 12-14-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 11,157
Posted By efdoucette
Thanks for your interest and suggestions. I...

Thanks for your interest and suggestions. I appreciate everyone's contribution and suggestions to help me with my swimming deficiencies.

Eric, I definitely have less flexibility turning my head to...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 12-11-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 11,157
Posted By efdoucette
Breathing to my right is my weak side. And I am...

Breathing to my right is my weak side. And I am right handed.

Any insight would be appreciated. Still can't figure out why my head rides low on my right side breath.

Thanks
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 12-04-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 11,157
Posted By efdoucette
Thanks for the replies. Perhaps my head is forced...

Thanks for the replies. Perhaps my head is forced low, I'll check that out. And I'll focus on an early breath too.

I ride low on my weak side with interrupted breathing, okay on my strong side as I...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 12-03-2016
Replies: 20
Views: 11,157
Posted By efdoucette
Weak side breathing

I continue to struggle with weak side breathing. My mouth is probably 4 inches below water level on my weak side rotation. I could raise my head and reach to find air but I am trying to avoid this....
Forum: Freestyle 08-11-2016
Replies: 8
Views: 3,559
Posted By efdoucette
All the best to you Terry. I continue to swim 3...

All the best to you Terry.
I continue to swim 3 times per week and continue to enjoy and improve (well a little) because of TI. You continue to inspire me with your dedication and motivation.
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