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Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-30-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 711
Posted By sojomojo
The only thing that I can think of is to slather...

The only thing that I can think of is to slather your armpits with Aquaphor or Vaseline before swimming.

If youíre using an underarm deodorant or anti-perspirant, you might NOT want to apply before...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-25-2018
Replies: 5
Views: 3,561
Posted By sojomojo
Zionor Rx Prescription Swimming Goggles

I have NO personal experience with this brand, but Zionor offers Rx Prescription Swimming Goggles for nearsightedness: ...
Forum: Links and References 08-05-2018
Replies: 9
Views: 7,826
Posted By sojomojo
Thanks for the updated link to swimming pools in...

Thanks for the updated link to swimming pools in Singapore! I'm simply amazed that a small city / state like Singapore would have so many competition length swimming pools that are open to the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-01-2018
Replies: 35
Views: 4,894
Posted By sojomojo
Your dependence on fins to keep your legs from...

Your dependence on fins to keep your legs from sinking is exactly what I went through. I too thought I’d be dependent on fins forever.

This is how I weaned myself off the fins.

I started each...
Forum: Links and References 07-12-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
Posted By sojomojo
Iíve had the Aquasphere Seal Mask. Like most...

Iíve had the Aquasphere Seal Mask. Like most good quality swim goggles / masks, they have an anti-fog coating; but the anti-fog coating will eventually wear off. When you start using it, just rinse...
Forum: Freestyle 06-02-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3,140
Posted By sojomojo
When I started to learn how to swim, I thought...

When I started to learn how to swim, I thought there was something wrong with me because I could never get my hips / legs up. I thought I had to kick like crazy to get them up which only gassed me...
Forum: Freestyle 05-28-2018
Replies: 20
Views: 3,140
Posted By sojomojo
This article by Coach David Shen was a...

This article by Coach David Shen was a significant ďa-haĒ moment for me when it came to getting my hips / legs up and my body in balance....
Forum: Freestyle 03-16-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By sojomojo
TI member “Suddethb” has an interesting thread on...

TI member “Suddethb” has an interesting thread on his experience teaching a blind swimmer.

http://www.totalimmersion.net/forum/showthread.php?t=6854
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 03-08-2018
Replies: 10
Views: 1,853
Posted By sojomojo
I don’t think the Combat Side Stroke is possible...

I don’t think the Combat Side Stroke is possible with only one-arm, but it doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Impossible means you just have to do some modification of the technique to fit your physical...
Forum: Freestyle 01-24-2018
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By sojomojo
Your post could have been written by me! I...

Your post could have been written by me! I decided to learn how to swim after I retired. It was one of my many post-retirement challenges; and in the beginning, it was a very frustrating challenge...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 01-10-2018
Replies: 3
Views: 1,420
Posted By sojomojo
These two breathing patterns are exactly what I...

These two breathing patterns are exactly what I use. Like you, when swimming in a pool, I breath on one side one-way and breath on the the other side on the return lap. I also use the two breaths...
Forum: Freestyle 10-29-2017
Replies: 32
Views: 6,749
Posted By sojomojo
ďMay your laps be as happy as mine.Ē

Outside magazine has a very good article on the life of Terry Laughlin:

https://www.outsideonline.com/2255736/swimming-icon-terry-laughlin-dies
Forum: Freestyle 10-05-2017
Replies: 7
Views: 1,486
Posted By sojomojo
http://www.totalimmersion.net/blog/workshop-faq/ ...

http://www.totalimmersion.net/blog/workshop-faq/

To attend a TI workshop, you should be able to swim at least 50 meters (two lengths in a 25m pool). Any swimmer who can meet this requirement is...
Forum: Links and References 09-14-2017
Replies: 5
Views: 3,295
Posted By sojomojo
Some swimmers have found a waterproof MP3 player...

Some swimmers have found a waterproof MP3 player with earbuds as an alternative to a Finis Tempo Timer.

http://www.totalimmersion.net/forum/showthread.php?t=749

The only problem is finding a...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 09-08-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 23,524
Posted By sojomojo
At the acute stage, the glutes were so tight and...

At the acute stage, the glutes were so tight and painful that nothing helped except ice bags. Iím surprised that I didnít get frostbite on my butt from the continuous application of ice. During the...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 09-05-2017
Replies: 10
Views: 23,524
Posted By sojomojo
I’m reviving an old thread because I’ve been...

I’m reviving an old thread because I’ve been suffering from a bad case of Piriformis syndrome (sciatica pain) for the past 8 weeks. I was doing a high volume of high intensity interval running and I...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 08-19-2017
Replies: 4
Views: 1,468
Posted By sojomojo
When I first learned to swim (self-taught),...

When I first learned to swim (self-taught), wearing swim fins gave me confidence. I also thought that I couldn’t effectively kick without swim fins. For two years, I only swam with fins before I...
Forum: Freestyle 08-05-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,855
Posted By sojomojo
If you search YouTube for ďDelkin Fat GeckoĒ, you...

If you search YouTube for ďDelkin Fat GeckoĒ, you will find numerous user reviews on how to mount and use it. This is an example of one video: https://youtu.be/8P2ZPPaIvHM

I could not find a...
Forum: Freestyle 08-04-2017
Replies: 17
Views: 2,855
Posted By sojomojo
Iíve got the Delkin ďFat Gecko Mini Camera and...

Iíve got the Delkin ďFat Gecko Mini Camera and Camcorder MountĒ

https://www.amazon.com/Gecko-Mini-Camera-Camcorder-Mount/dp/B002K8Q0EU/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1501858701&sr=8-8&keywords=delkin

If...
Forum: Freestyle 06-13-2017
Replies: 23
Views: 7,760
Posted By sojomojo
A super-ager swimmer!!!

That's very impressive. Terry Laughlin wrote a blog about guys like him - a super-ager swimmer.

http://www.totalimmersion.net/blog/super-ager/

In his blog, Terry cited a New York Times article...
Forum: Open Water 04-07-2017
Replies: 2
Views: 2,542
Posted By sojomojo
I donít know how you can overcome your fear of...

I donít know how you can overcome your fear of open water, but when you share the same fear as Olympic swimmer Nathan Adrian, youíre in good company. ...
Forum: Links and References 03-02-2017
Replies: 13
Views: 4,242
Posted By sojomojo
How much pee is in this pool?

I have a friend who absolutely refuses to swim in a public pool because she believes itís a cesspool. That fear was reinforced when she heard a competitive swimmer say everyone pees in the pool...
Forum: Links and References 01-09-2017
Replies: 1
Views: 2,328
Posted By sojomojo
I’ve used AquaSeal on my wetsuit to patch holes...

I’ve used AquaSeal on my wetsuit to patch holes and rips with success. Most sporting good stores and some hardware stores will have it in stock.

AqualSeal...
Forum: Freestyle 11-30-2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2,741
Posted By sojomojo
Your YouTube video is set as "private" so we're...

Your YouTube video is set as "private" so we're unable to view.
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 11-08-2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4,376
Posted By sojomojo
I don’t know if it’s “normal”, but when I get...

I don’t know if it’s “normal”, but when I get tired or winded, the one-arm crawl is my “resting” stroke. I could swim faster, but I consciously swim a little slower to “rest and recover.” I’ll do...
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