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Forum: Freestyle 12-10-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3,825
Posted By CoachRosita
How Long

Frustrated Stephen,

My stroke count dropped immediately during the first weekend swim clinic. Thus we are talking two days. I was an over the water none front quadrant swimmer at the start of the...
Forum: Freestyle 12-06-2011
Replies: 69
Views: 13,088
Posted By CoachRosita
Sound Familiar

FrustratedStephen,

Thank you for my morning laugh! The answer to your question is yes, I have heard similar comments. However, much more often I now hear how graceful, quiet, splashless I swim. ...
Forum: Freestyle 12-04-2011
Replies: 22
Views: 5,590
Posted By CoachRosita
Faster Stroke Rate

Mike Wray,

I agree with CoachSuzanne and will not bother to restate what she has taken the time to write.

I have not "nailed" my optimum stroke rate for any given distance or speed. For instance I...
Forum: Freestyle 12-02-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 4,319
Posted By CoachRosita
Stroke Count

FrustratedStephen,

For stroke counting purposes per freestyle use number of hand entries into the water for one pool length. It is not uncommon for recreational swimmers, even those capable of...
Forum: Freestyle 11-28-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,100
Posted By CoachRosita
Busy Pools

Welcome Bluebriz!

Two thoughts:

1. A number of my friends with 60 hr / wk plus jobs become creative with their swim times and go during the day. I recognize many jobs do not allow for this...
Forum: Freestyle 11-24-2011
Replies: 21
Views: 6,168
Posted By CoachRosita
Hip Rotation

Swimust,

One of the helpful concepts I use in swimming is let gravity help you, don't fight it. Kicking is less important to me than this concept. Thus to answer your question, rotate the hip, of...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 10-24-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 17,510
Posted By CoachRosita
Printing

Jenson1a,

Not sure if this is the most efficient way but I select the information I want to print by holding the left mouse button down and scrolling over what I want to print thus highlighting and...
Forum: Freestyle 07-30-2011
Replies: 6
Views: 2,975
Posted By CoachRosita
Compliments

Sniperthefox,

What a wonderful post and tribute to Terry and Total Immersion, you took the time to write. Looking forward to seeing more posts on your progress in the future.

CoachRosita
Forum: Freestyle 07-24-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,155
Posted By CoachRosita
Long Story and A Few Questions

Welcome Werner,

Age (60) should not hold you back per your 500 meter goal, especially given your determination. This is a technique issue not a fitness one given your breast stroke swim capability....
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 07-17-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 2,111
Posted By CoachRosita
Randomized Tempo Trainer Swim

This is a favorite Practice for me that I have never seen elsewhere and is not endorsed anywhere that I know, including by TI, but I do it because it is fun, different, and helps me to collect data...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 07-06-2011
Replies: 11
Views: 6,909
Posted By CoachRosita
Building Endurance and Speed

Kejpa,

Terry has recently posted per the four competitive strokes on the TI web since he was focused on breaking the Adirondack Masters records in a number of events during nationals, so check the...
Forum: Freestyle 07-02-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 2,283
Posted By CoachRosita
Need Help In Side Body Balance Drill

Rajan,

Welcome to TI.

During coach training we did a drill on land that may help you.

Stand in front of a mirror, with your body at about a forty five degree angle to the mirror (i.e. your...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 07-01-2011
Replies: 41
Views: 20,581
Posted By CoachRosita
Stroke Count

Celeslau,

My recommendation would be a tempo trainer. It gives you a beeping alert with the ability to make very small changes in your stroke rate (example one stroke every 1.30 seconds or 1 stroke...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 06-11-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,857
Posted By CoachRosita
Swimming Back To Health

jchorneau,

Given spinal stenosis and the pain you are in when exercising on your feet, it sounds as though you may have found your niche with swimming as your main form of exercise. It is mine and...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 06-10-2011
Replies: 5
Views: 3,857
Posted By CoachRosita
Swimming Back To Health

jchorneau,

First, I wish you great success at getting healthy again. Second, the disclaimer - partially joking but I am a great believer in learning from health professionals the dos and donts of...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 06-02-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,728
Posted By CoachRosita
Strength Versus Endurance

Robedon,

I am not educationally trained to answer this question but I will give you my opinion. Anytime you change your exercise program (i.e. add triathlon training) there is an increased...
Forum: Freestyle 05-30-2011
Replies: 16
Views: 8,613
Posted By CoachRosita
Swim Smooth

Haschu33 (and TIJoe) summarized very nicely many of my thoughts per the swim smooth web site. Also, I believe a tempo trainer will help later but first see below.

MarkkuS, perhaps refocusing a bit...
Forum: Freestyle 05-21-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,169
Posted By CoachRosita
Hand Entry

Hi Seabluedolphin16,

My hand entry is approximately "across" from the elbow joint of my extended arm which for me means an inch or two beyond my head. A drill that I found helpful for this was ear...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 05-21-2011
Replies: 1
Views: 2,003
Posted By CoachRosita
Shallow Water / Head Lifting

The circumstances you found swimming, "forced" you into a body position that regardless of stroke I can usually only imagine. I try to imagine myself swimming in a small tunnel which requires me to...
Forum: Freestyle 05-13-2011
Replies: 2
Views: 4,289
Posted By CoachRosita
Chafed Armpit

Robedon,

An anti - chafe cream such as Body Glide should eliminate the chafe problem. This type of cream is suggested for all the open water TI clinics.

Pool water does not have particles such as...
Forum: Freestyle 05-02-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 2,659
Posted By CoachRosita
What Can I Do Outside Of The Pool

Speckle,

Most of your progress swimming will be made in the water whether it is in a pool or the open water. The emphasis is balance, streamline and then propulsion. That said, the TI book...
Forum: Freestyle 04-23-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 2,183
Posted By CoachRosita
How To Utilize a Tempo Trainer

Just want to add one more comment. One of the easiest ways to find out your current tempo is to have a buddy on deck watching you swim. He or she should be able to change the tempo until it agrees...
Forum: Links and References 04-17-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 4,330
Posted By CoachRosita
Best Multi-Event Day Ever

Congratulations! What a wonderful 60th year on-going celebration of happiness and accomplishment. Lots to learn about racing these types of events in your post (i.e. entire post but especially...
Forum: Freestyle 04-09-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,166
Posted By CoachRosita
Pelvic Tilt

Hi bx,

Sorry for not responding earlier. As Coach Ryan indicated, I am not a very active forum participant. The floor exercise for pelvic tilt is an aid to teach your body what correct posture in...
Forum: Freestyle 04-02-2011
Replies: 15
Views: 6,166
Posted By CoachRosita
Pelvic Tilt

I find one of the easiest ways to teach myself the muscle memory of correct posture in the water (pelvic tilt) is by laying on the floor which for most of us means our head, shoulder blade area, rear...
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