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Forum: Freestyle 07-07-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 13,144
Posted By CoachBrian
John, The goals for my friend are triathlon,...

John,

The goals for my friend are triathlon, and there are many triathletes in her masters class.

I absolutely agree with you that you have to swim fast in practice to swim fast in a race. The...
Forum: Freestyle 07-07-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 13,144
Posted By CoachBrian
CoachDavidShen, I don't have any plans, only...

CoachDavidShen,

I don't have any plans, only true brief description from my friend, and what a quick google search gave me.

I should have been a bit more accurate in my post (I'm out of...
Forum: Freestyle 07-07-2014
Replies: 21
Views: 13,144
Posted By CoachBrian
USRPT - A new and inferior training system?

I haven't been a coach several years now, and haven't stayed in touch with the swimming world. A friend of mine described her current master's practice, which uses USRPT (Race Pace Training) to a...
Forum: Freestyle 11-15-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1,998
Posted By CoachBrian
When I see swimmers who can't seem to get there...

When I see swimmers who can't seem to get there legs in line with their body, I usually also observe an arch in the back. I teach them to tilt the pelvis in the opposite direction, and that usually...
Forum: Freestyle 05-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,532
Posted By CoachBrian
CoachDavid, you are so right.That is one of the...

CoachDavid, you are so right.That is one of the reasons Terry advocates slow swimming. It makes balance more tenuous and requires greater coordination and activation of the muscles required.

Zanna,...
Forum: Freestyle 05-18-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,532
Posted By CoachBrian
How to Stop your Feet Sinking

In this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYSRqMV2nUM&feature=youtu.be), Kerry Sullivan tries to explain his ideas about how to keep your feet from sinking in the Freestyle stroke. He spends most...
Forum: Freestyle 04-17-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,817
Posted By CoachBrian
Hello FinnMom, It sounds like you are a good...

Hello FinnMom,

It sounds like you are a good candidate for the Sprint Triathlon Swim Training Plan...
Forum: Freestyle 04-03-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 1,867
Posted By CoachBrian
Six Week Intermediate Freestyle Efficiency Program

8 weeks ago, my Master's Practice group started the Six Week Intermediate Freestyle Efficiency Program....
Forum: Freestyle 02-28-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,134
Posted By CoachBrian
Lots of good stuff happening here, as already...

Lots of good stuff happening here, as already mentioned.

I think the biggest avenue for improvement is reducing the rotation. I see a lot of what I call "dinner plate effect." Imagine a dinner...
Forum: Freestyle 02-22-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 26,339
Posted By CoachBrian
Spinal twists bad?

To suggest that a twist in the spine seems to me to be against the grain of yoga, most forms of stretching, and just about every movement oriented activity including sports, dance, gardening,...
Forum: Freestyle 02-21-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 5,905
Posted By CoachBrian
Suzanne, It will be very difficult to explain TI...

Suzanne,

It will be very difficult to explain TI drills to someone that doesn't already know them. My training plans are marketed to people who are familiar with the drills, and even then I...
Forum: Freestyle 02-20-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 18,178
Posted By CoachBrian
Breathing frequency

Hi London,

Have you tried breathing every other stroke from the start? (Two strokes, one breath.) It sounds to me like you might just need a bit more air. I can swim a 25 meter length with no...
Forum: Freestyle 02-20-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 26,339
Posted By CoachBrian
Kick, recovery, and over-rotation

Many elements of the stroke are connected in a chicken and egg sort of relationship. Does over-rotation cause the kick to splay out sideways, or does a sideways kick cause over-rotation? Does a...
Forum: Freestyle 02-05-2012
Replies: 56
Views: 14,560
Posted By CoachBrian
I've mentioned that to Terry as well, but it's in...

I've mentioned that to Terry as well, but it's in reference to lifting water at the end of the stroke, not "snapping" the wrist.

The forearm muscles should hold enough tone merely to keep the...
Forum: Freestyle 02-01-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,170
Posted By CoachBrian
The obvious answer is to find a shorter pool. If...

The obvious answer is to find a shorter pool. If that's not what you're really after, I suggest a pacing and focal point strategy.

Regarding pacing: if you have an idea of a reasonable goal, divide...
Forum: Freestyle 01-22-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 4,573
Posted By CoachBrian
Andy is right, just simply release your head into...

Andy is right, just simply release your head into the water by releasing tension in the neck. Imagine a horror flick where someone's head is severed and just lying there, and then imagine that it's...
Forum: Freestyle 01-20-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,807
Posted By CoachBrian
Aim for relaxation, balance, and alignment....

Aim for relaxation, balance, and alignment. You'll have to keep your legs in line with your body to do that. It requires a certain amount of tone, but not tension. Activate the fewest muscles with...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 01-17-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 10,754
Posted By CoachBrian
One of the things that inspired me to create the...

One of the things that inspired me to create the training plans (http://www.totalimmersion.net/store/books/olympic-and-long-course-triathlon-swim-training-plan-for-25-yard-meter-pools.html) was my...
Forum: Freestyle 01-14-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 4,820
Posted By CoachBrian
Those are some great stats! Common causes of...

Those are some great stats!

Common causes of tired shoulders are spearing too high (not to low), and pressing down through the water with a straight arm. It sounds like neither of those is the...
Forum: Freestyle 10-16-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 5,968
Posted By CoachBrian
"However I feel as though I'd like to use a...

"However I feel as though I'd like to use a relaxed six beat kick maybe with the accent still on the first and third."

Mike, in a 6 beat kick the accent is on the first and the fourth, not the...
Forum: Freestyle 07-18-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,481
Posted By CoachBrian
Chins and Elbows and Feet and Dinnerplates.

You've got lots of really good stuff happening here! You've obviously spent some quality time learning balance, decreasing drag and improving propulsion. Well done! As has been noted, the largest...
Forum: Freestyle 06-30-2011
Replies: 47
Views: 9,829
Posted By CoachBrian
Trippeer, Congratulations on choosing to be a...

Trippeer,

Congratulations on choosing to be a triathlete! It is one of the most supportive competitive environments around. For many, it is addictive. The friends you meet, the goals you achieve,...
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 04-29-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 10,754
Posted By CoachBrian
HG, that's great improvement! As Terry noted,...

HG, that's great improvement!

As Terry noted, when 150 - 2400 of your closest friends turn into a writhing mass of flesh and neoprene, it's good to have a cocoon of calm. These plans teach you to...
Forum: Freestyle 04-27-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,026
Posted By CoachBrian
Your thoughts

I ran across this video (http://www.youtube.com/user/qt2systems#p/u/0/dK2PpYmL668). What do you think? Does this analysis make sense? Does the coach really understand how swimming works?
Forum: Swimming In Triathlon 04-19-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 4,313
Posted By CoachBrian
Joel, Congratulations on your choice to join the...

Joel,

Congratulations on your choice to join the world of triathlon! You're gonna love it!

There are several ways to ramp up the distance, and you mentioned two of them. Swim longer and longer...
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