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Forum: Freestyle 03-23-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,673
Posted By KenW
Coach David Shen

Here is some background information. I’ve been woking on improving my swimming technique with Total Immersion drills since 1/2011. I had been pretty happy with the improvements for most of the first...
Forum: Links and References 12-06-2011
Replies: 14
Views: 13,634
Posted By KenW
I too use a Kodak playsport Zx3. It works...

I too use a Kodak playsport Zx3. It works extremely well, and I use it together with a cheapee tripod: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003OUC2YU/ . The tripod corrodes fairly quickly, but it does...
Forum: Freestyle 08-24-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 8,487
Posted By KenW
Iím not sure SPL is where the action is at. I...

Iím not sure SPL is where the action is at. I swam a few 500ís today with an average SPL of about 13. That is below the rough range of 15-18 that what Terry suggested in his other post for my height...
Forum: Freestyle 08-13-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 3,106
Posted By KenW
Congratulations on your progress. I was quite...

Congratulations on your progress. I was quite proud when I reached this milestone.

Based on my understanding of the swim stroke, my thoughts are mostly what Bill wrote. Beyond that, I'd like to...
Forum: Freestyle 08-12-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,394
Posted By KenW
Strategy for my next step in swimming improvement.

I started working at TI again aggressively in Jan of 2011. At that point, I was swimming long distances at 17-20 SPL at ~1.06 on the TT. This came out to be about 1:32 per 100 yards. I could swim...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 06-09-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 1,492
Posted By KenW
Irvine, CA / Orange County Area

I am looking for a buddy to help give me feedback on my swim. I can do likewise. I'm decently well versed with what is in the Easy Freestyle DVD and self coach DVD, and I have taken a workshop with...
Forum: Freestyle 05-24-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,485
Posted By KenW
updated video

I just updated my video. It is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVMSTqr8EUA . I have been working on two specific things this past month: 1) higher spear with my right arm and 2) improved body...
Forum: Freestyle 04-28-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,166
Posted By KenW
Aquarius, if I'm not mistaken, Zipper Switch and...

Aquarius, if I'm not mistaken, Zipper Switch and underswitch are older terms that have been replaced by Zen Switch and spear switch respectively. I find the new terms to be a better representation...
Forum: Freestyle 04-28-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 2,166
Posted By KenW
seeking advice regarding spear switches vs zen switches

Right now, I measure improvement based on SPL at 1.3 on the Tempo Trainer. After Superman glides, I’m can usually come in at about 14-14.5 SPL. After drilling with spear switches, I’m usually...
Forum: Freestyle 04-22-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,485
Posted By KenW
Thank you all for your feedback. I am now more...

Thank you all for your feedback.

I am now more aware of my legs during swimming. I'm finding it very difficult to keep them from scissoring wide apart and to stay balanced when I do it. I'm...
Forum: Freestyle 04-19-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3,485
Posted By KenW
Feedback Request for New Video

I wrote a little bit about my background in http://www.totalimmersion.net/forum/showthread.php?p=17986#post17986. I have been through the drills in the Easy Freestyle DVD numerous times over the...
Forum: Freestyle 04-06-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 6,076
Posted By KenW
I usually breath on every 3rd stroke. For a 25...

I usually breath on every 3rd stroke. For a 25 yard length, I breath on my 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th, and maybe my 15th strokes. I do not count strokes. What I do is note where I am at when I finish. ...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 03-05-2011
Replies: 26
Views: 16,772
Posted By KenW
This is my first post here on TI. I've been...

This is my first post here on TI. I've been swimming with a masters program since December 2003. When I started, I could barely get across the pool, and I think my stroke count was about 24. I've...
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