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Forum: Freestyle 10-20-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 9,593
Posted By flychick
Talvi, last week we regularly had 12 swimmers in...

Talvi, last week we regularly had 12 swimmers in the lane :( Hence the frustration in my comment above. It would help if people would read the signs that are placed at the end of each lane...slow,...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-20-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,824
Posted By flychick
Sounds like an awesome idea Talvi! No, I'd never...

Sounds like an awesome idea Talvi! No, I'd never heard of the Sun Moon Lake Event - not sure that I'd like to organise an event that large though - might be one giant headache :)
On the other hand,...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-19-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,824
Posted By flychick
Talking Sounds simply awesome Talvi - can't wait -...

Sounds simply awesome Talvi - can't wait - really!!! :)
Forum: Freestyle 10-19-2013
Replies: 47
Views: 9,593
Posted By flychick
Talvi, I want one of those T shirts!! :) Also, I...

Talvi, I want one of those T shirts!! :)

Also, I really like the comment about swimming slowly when the pool (or lane) is full of slow swimmers. Sometimes the frustration can be huge if I cannot do...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-19-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,824
Posted By flychick
Talvi, I think that you should invite us all to...

Talvi, I think that you should invite us all to Finland for a spot of winter lake swimming!!! :)
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-19-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,824
Posted By flychick
Hi Talvi, No, I have not taken my temperature...

Hi Talvi,

No, I have not taken my temperature after swimming in cold water - interesting point. I think that you really have to educate yourself if you are going to do that stuff - you have to be...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-19-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,824
Posted By flychick
Talking Kiitos paljon!!

Kiitos paljon Talvi!!! (Gosh, I hope that really does mean 'thank you' in Finnish!!!) Your kind words are very much appreciated. Now, with the benefit of a few weeks' hindsight I can say that the...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-05-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,824
Posted By flychick
Thanks Terry! I must say that I was amazed at...

Thanks Terry! I must say that I was amazed at how good 13 degrees felt.

As it was our first attempt without the wetsuit at this temperature we swam 'head-up' breaststroke for a couple of minutes...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-05-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,824
Posted By flychick
Andy I don't recall his name - do you have any...

Andy I don't recall his name - do you have any contact details for him?
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-04-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,824
Posted By flychick
I was actually OK with the temperature at Eton -...

I was actually OK with the temperature at Eton - much to my surprise. I'm planning to enter the 10K there next May.

I managed 25 minutes or so at the local lake yesterday, non wetsuit, water 13...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 10-03-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,824
Posted By flychick
Awesome Andy! I'm going to challenge myself to...

Awesome Andy! I'm going to challenge myself to do it without the wetsuit next year :-)
Forum: Freestyle 10-03-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 8,860
Posted By flychick
Martin, I certainly know what you mean about...

Martin, I certainly know what you mean about chorine and a streaming nose...as you say, not pretty :-0

To answer your question, although I personally have never worn a nose clip, my students who do...
Forum: Freestyle 10-03-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 8,860
Posted By flychick
I stand to be corrected but respectfully have to...

I stand to be corrected but respectfully have to disagree. Whilst relaxation is of the utmost importance, I do believe that you must exhale through the nose. In the past I have had a couple of...
Forum: Freestyle 10-02-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 8,860
Posted By flychick
Hi Helix, If my students find that the drill...

Hi Helix,

If my students find that the drill takes too long and that they run out of air I always tell them to adapt the drill to their current level of comfort. So I suggest that they roll to air...
Forum: Freestyle 10-02-2013
Replies: 34
Views: 8,860
Posted By flychick
Hi Helix, When you roll to sweet spot, make sure...

Hi Helix,

When you roll to sweet spot, make sure that you exhale until your face is clear of the water. This will ensure that you do not get water up your nose - not nice!!

If you hold your...
Forum: Freestyle 09-27-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 4,022
Posted By flychick
I like the Swimust theory :-)

I like the Swimust theory :-)
Forum: Freestyle 09-26-2013
Replies: 125
Views: 33,219
Posted By flychick
Talvi, you can do this by sitting on the side of...

Talvi, you can do this by sitting on the side of the pool with your lower legs in the water. To make the water 'boil' you need to keep your legs relaxed and flick your toes up towards the surface...
Forum: Freestyle 09-26-2013
Replies: 7
Views: 4,022
Posted By flychick
That is an awesome picture!!

That is an awesome picture!!
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-26-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,824
Posted By flychick
Sounds like so much fun in the sea! Yes, Oliver...

Sounds like so much fun in the sea!

Yes, Oliver is amazing - and he's so quiet and modest too - you'd never know that he was a champion swimmer. In fact all the other swimmers in his lane wear...
Forum: Freestyle 09-25-2013
Replies: 125
Views: 33,219
Posted By flychick
Terry, the two proprioception exercises that you...

Terry, the two proprioception exercises that you outline above mirror almost exactly what I do with my beginners and improvers. I find them very effective, not only for front crawl, but also for...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-25-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,824
Posted By flychick
{As to Terry taking off your wetsuit, well you'll...

{As to Terry taking off your wetsuit, well you'll probably have to work out the details of that with him. I wonder if there are any TI techniques that are appropriate. :) }

Hahahaha...well spotted...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-24-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,824
Posted By flychick
Craig, thanks so much for your very kind words -...

Craig, thanks so much for your very kind words - so much appreciated, and of course I agree with every word that you say about balance, streamlining and not letting your stroke fall apart - but you...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-23-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,824
Posted By flychick
Thanks so much Martin! I do encourage you to...

Thanks so much Martin! I do encourage you to enter next year - you are never too old!!!! However, the event had sold out within two days this year so you have to get in quickly.

I did my final...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-17-2013
Replies: 77
Views: 29,056
Posted By flychick
Well said Talvi and Terry, and Stuart, well done...

Well said Talvi and Terry, and Stuart, well done for your breakthrough - exciting stuff!!
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-17-2013
Replies: 35
Views: 11,824
Posted By flychick
Thanks so much Terry - maybe we should have a 'TI...

Thanks so much Terry - maybe we should have a 'TI pod' entered for next year's event!! Be warned though, the event was full within 48 hours of opening for registration, so keep watching the website....
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