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Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 08-16-2014
Replies: 30
Views: 15,959
Posted By nicka
A bowl of oats works for me with choclate protein...

A bowl of oats works for me with choclate protein powder sprinkled on top about 1/2 an hour to an hour before i swim, i then drink a coffee on my drive to the pool which helps the energy levels and...
Forum: How To Swim A Mile 07-13-2014
Replies: 16
Views: 10,988
Posted By nicka
Well done, it is a terrific and satisfying...

Well done, it is a terrific and satisfying acheivment.
Forum: Links and References 06-23-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 5,600
Posted By nicka
I did some tests first before I tried it. My...

I did some tests first before I tried it.
My first test funny enough was to use my phone while swimming in the ocean to track my distance, I placed a block of wood the same size as my phone in the 2...
Forum: Links and References 06-22-2014
Replies: 12
Views: 5,600
Posted By nicka
I have done this before with my iPhone by placing...

I have done this before with my iPhone by placing it in a sandwich zip lock bag which are very waterproof and when its in a bag zipped up place it in another zip bag for double security.
You have to...
Forum: Freestyle 07-22-2013
Replies: 16
Views: 2,798
Posted By nicka
An interesting read for me. I am at least twice...

An interesting read for me.
I am at least twice as fit and 3 times stronger than i was 12 months ago from all the out of water exercising i have done to help my swimming but my times have increased...
Forum: Freestyle 07-04-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,859
Posted By nicka
Im not sure what mine is, i think a finis. They...

Im not sure what mine is, i think a finis.
They are a great tool and especially for an off swimming day for me where nothing seems right so i put on the snorkel and superman glide and relax with a...
Forum: Freestyle 07-04-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,754
Posted By nicka
I am probably the last person on this forum to be...

I am probably the last person on this forum to be giving any advice but for what it is worth here is my observation.
On the second video it looks as though you are not grabbing any water and your...
Forum: Freestyle 06-20-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 8,640
Posted By nicka
Well done Talvi

Well done Talvi
Forum: Freestyle 06-17-2013
Replies: 30
Views: 8,640
Posted By nicka
Hi Talvi I am probably the last one on this...

Hi Talvi
I am probably the last one on this forum to be giving any advice but here is my 2 cents to hopefully give you some encouragement
Swim your 150 and just keep going forgetting about holding...
Forum: Freestyle 06-16-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 1,862
Posted By nicka
Hi Jamie I use the swimovate and would recommend...

Hi Jamie
I use the swimovate and would recommend it if you want it to count laps and times.
I'd say it is about 98 percent accurate as it has only missed a couple of laps in the 12 months or so that...
Forum: Freestyle 06-16-2013
Replies: 13
Views: 2,987
Posted By nicka
Ha yeah I believe the 50 meter is 3 times longer...

Ha yeah I believe the 50 meter is 3 times longer than the 25 :)
Congratulations on your swim
Nick
Forum: Freestyle 06-11-2013
Replies: 28
Views: 13,746
Posted By nicka
This looks like a great exercise What would you...

This looks like a great exercise
What would you recommend for the rest(if any) between each 25
Nick
Forum: Links and References 05-22-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 17,401
Posted By nicka
Good luck with the OW season Talvi and your...

Good luck with the OW season Talvi and your decision, as our summer season has just finished i'll be keeping an eye on the new releases throughout the year ready for next summer and with the rumors...
Forum: Links and References 05-22-2013
Replies: 21
Views: 17,401
Posted By nicka
I have a poolmate and it works flawlesly for me...

I have a poolmate and it works flawlesly for me for a lap counter and timer.
When i read this thread the other day i thought that i have had mine for about 12 months and the battery is holding up...
Forum: Freestyle 05-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,803
Posted By nicka
Thanks for the update Terry

Thanks for the update Terry
Forum: Freestyle 05-03-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1,803
Posted By nicka
Thanks for starting this thread I started typing...

Thanks for starting this thread
I started typing a thread last night but ended up not posting it about all this spam
It is really making this forum very unenjoyable.
I don't post a lot as I'm not...
Forum: Freestyle 03-03-2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1,677
Posted By nicka
Last Friday I swam a 1500m pb 2.40 better than my...

Last Friday I swam a 1500m pb 2.40 better than my previous best only 20 seconds off my goal.
Was is cause it was Friday, I was putting it down to the magnum ice cream I had before the swim with its...
Forum: Freestyle 01-26-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 14,749
Posted By nicka
I use the swimovate every sessions and it works...

I use the swimovate every sessions and it works perfect for me.
I never realized there was a problem with laps under 14 spl but unlike Andy i do not have to worry about that :)
I only use it for the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-22-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,344
Posted By nicka
Hey Chris The swim went well thanks for asking. I...

Hey Chris
The swim went well thanks for asking.
I was a bit ambitious with my time hoping to swim it under the 25 minute mark and instead a 27.28 against a slight current with the tide going out and...
Forum: Freestyle 01-05-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,344
Posted By nicka
Change of plans

Make this now my second swim competition as a local competition popped up today so i had a go at it for my first.
It was also a 1.2k open water swim and i was hesitant to enter as the winds were up a...
Forum: Freestyle 01-01-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 3,344
Posted By nicka
Training Preperation advice

Firstly sorry for the topic heading as i only just realized that my iPhone auto corrected the heading that should have read preparation and not perpetration.
Wheres the embarrassed smiley when i need...
Forum: Freestyle 12-31-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,344
Posted By nicka
Thanks Andy for the much needed advice. I...

Thanks Andy for the much needed advice.
I definitely will not be going out like a rocket and more so will be sitting back for a few seconds on the start siren to sit behind most of the swimmers and...
Forum: Freestyle 12-31-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,344
Posted By nicka
Thanks for the replies Andy and Craig. Yes Craig...

Thanks for the replies Andy and Craig.
Yes Craig i am wearing a full 2XU T3 tri suit that i just recently purchased that i am just get used to.
I'm still a little lost as the best preparation and...
Forum: Freestyle 12-21-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 3,344
Posted By nicka
Training preperation advice

Hi all
On January 12 I will be entering my first swim competition ever consisting of a 1.2k open water swim, how would you suggest I prepare.
I am already ready for this distance as I swim a lot of...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 10-22-2012
Replies: 17
Views: 6,569
Posted By nicka
This one looks great, I'm gonna give this a try...

This one looks great, I'm gonna give this a try on my next swim unfortunately will not be till next week but I will post the results .
Also would be interesting to count the laps back down from 8 to...
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