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Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 08-20-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,270
Posted By jpwkeeper
I've been a cramper all of my life. No matter...

I've been a cramper all of my life. No matter how many electrolytes I take in, I still cramp.

However, I've recently started taking Magnesium supplements. Note: NOT Magnesium Oxide, which is...
Forum: Freestyle 05-30-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 4,000
Posted By jpwkeeper
I am a certified open water scuba diver. I...

I am a certified open water scuba diver.

I cannot swim 25 yards. I can't swim 12 yards.

How did I pass my test?

I layed on my back and sculled for my 200. It took forever, but there was no time...
Forum: Discuss Terry's Blog Posts 02-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 11,630
Posted By jpwkeeper
Just out of curiosity, is there an ETA on this...

Just out of curiosity, is there an ETA on this book?
Forum: Freestyle 01-03-2012
Replies: 102
Views: 47,902
Posted By jpwkeeper
This may be the closest I've ever seen Terry to...

This may be the closest I've ever seen Terry to getting irritated.

Was it only 2 posts? I get them in my E-Mail and I swear that nearly every post take a swipe at TI. I've actually wondered if you...
Forum: Links and References 12-20-2011
Replies: 70
Views: 16,513
Posted By jpwkeeper
On the original topic of the thread, a few...

On the original topic of the thread, a few thoughts.

1. I would not put video directly on the front page. Video loads slowly, bogs things down, takes up real-estate, and a lot of people browse to...
Forum: Freestyle 12-06-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 11,041
Posted By jpwkeeper
Not directed at any poster, but just a...

Not directed at any poster, but just a setup:

One of my pet peeves is when someone starts an explanation of something with "I Just..."

Driving directions: "I just kind of know where to...
Forum: Links and References 11-29-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 5,625
Posted By jpwkeeper
This is an idea whose time has definitely come.

This is an idea whose time has definitely come.
Forum: Freestyle 11-09-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 10,648
Posted By jpwkeeper
Has anyone else ever noticed that there seems to...

Has anyone else ever noticed that there seems to be a bit of a rivalry between TI and SwimSmooth?

There have been several occasions where I've gotten Blog updates via E-Mail where the SS guy seems...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 09-29-2011
Replies: 35
Views: 16,047
Posted By jpwkeeper
St. Mary's County, Maryland. Although that may...

St. Mary's County, Maryland. Although that may be too remote even for you guys ;)

I could probably set up the whole thing with the pool. There are two options, both of which are indoor (one is...
Forum: Coach Blogs 09-27-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 3,779
Posted By jpwkeeper
How is the new book coming?

I've been eagerly anticipating the beta chapters of the new book. How is that coming along?
Forum: Freestyle 09-26-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 2,392
Posted By jpwkeeper
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought front...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought front quadrant swimming was when your trailing arm was starting to spear just past your ear before your patient lead hand began its catch, thus having both arms...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,961
Posted By jpwkeeper
I've been following this thread closely, since...

I've been following this thread closely, since rolling to air on my back (lesson 3 of the new DVD) is my next area of focus once my pool puts the bubble up for the winter.

Am I not understanding...
Forum: Freestyle 08-25-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 3,961
Posted By jpwkeeper
Terry still does rolling to your back for air in...

Terry still does rolling to your back for air in lesson 3 of the latest freestyle video, progressing to just off your back later in the lesson but not getting to freestyle type breathing until later.
Forum: Freestyle 08-22-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1,853
Posted By jpwkeeper
This is really interesting. While I wouldn't...

This is really interesting.

While I wouldn't call it a gag, I suffer from something similar. But it's not from water entering my mouth. Even if I just take a breath on the surface then duck...
Forum: Freestyle 08-18-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 6,024
Posted By jpwkeeper
These stories are all excellent! I'm personally...

These stories are all excellent!

I'm personally struggling to find pool time. Part of it is life and kids, but there's another factor that I'm trying to identify. It's a psychological block of...
Forum: Freestyle 08-17-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 6,024
Posted By jpwkeeper
How did you learn to swim?

I'm looking for stories on how some of you adult-onset swimmers learned how to swim. Specifically adults who were starting from scratch (unable to swim a pool length), bonus if you had young...
Forum: Freestyle 08-11-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,367
Posted By jpwkeeper
Am I missing something? I see, and had read, the...

Am I missing something? I see, and had read, the user's guide on this page. I don't see any printable log though.
Forum: Freestyle 08-08-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,367
Posted By jpwkeeper
I saw those, but two things stopped me: 1. ...

I saw those, but two things stopped me:

1. 29.99 is kind of a lot (it's 60% of the cost of the DVD)
2. I don't meet the 50 yard criteria
Forum: Freestyle 08-08-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2,367
Posted By jpwkeeper
Small Critique on 10 Lesson Freestyle Video

I've begun working my way through this video, and I have one small critique:

It would be nice if it included a plan, focal points, and end goals for each lesson that could be taken to the pool.

For...
Forum: Freestyle 08-05-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,062
Posted By jpwkeeper
I was working on laser-head glide last night at...

I was working on laser-head glide last night at the pool. Generally my kick gets me exactly nowhere.

Just for grins, I tried doing it this way. I wasn't kicking hard, just doing it lazily.

I'm...
Forum: Freestyle 08-04-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 4,062
Posted By jpwkeeper
As an aside, Terry recommends using them in the...

As an aside, Terry recommends using them in the Self Coached video if your kick isn't getting you across the pool during lesson 2 or 3 (or stopping, as to not practice struggle).
Forum: Freestyle 07-29-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,573
Posted By jpwkeeper
I went ahead and ordered the Self Coached...

I went ahead and ordered the Self Coached version. Looking at the preview, it looks like an updated version of Easy Freestyle. Seeing that promo pretty much decided it for me.

I think having the...
Forum: Freestyle 07-28-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,573
Posted By jpwkeeper
Which DVD to purchase

I know this has been asked before, but you can't search for the term DVD since it's too short, so I have to re-ask it.

Which DVD is recommended for a complete noob?

It appears it's down to 2: Self...
Forum: Freestyle 07-28-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1,463
Posted By jpwkeeper
How are workshops scheduled?

Looking down the list of TI workshops, it's disappointing that none of them are anywhere near where I live.

How do they get scheduled? Obviously there's not a TI world tour or anything, but is it...
Forum: Freestyle 07-18-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 3,022
Posted By jpwkeeper
That would be nice. But I struck out at the Red...

That would be nice. But I struck out at the Red Cross swimming course (my instructor watched me and shook her head, saying there was something wrong but she couldn't put her finger on it) and the...
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