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Forum: Freestyle 09-21-2013
Replies: 14
Views: 12,505
Posted By Nicodemus
I just stumbled on this thread. I know it's a...

I just stumbled on this thread. I know it's a good few years old, but feel I have to reply for the benefit of anyone else asking the same question...

So - the original question was why do tense...
Forum: Freestyle 08-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,284
Posted By Nicodemus
Can you just clarify please - do you mean the...

Can you just clarify please - do you mean the back of your head is 6 inches below the surface, or your face???

The back of your head should be just breaking the surface I think. If it is 6-8 inches...
Forum: Breaststroke 08-27-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 12,268
Posted By Nicodemus
Thanks Terry, that's pretty comprehensive! All...

Thanks Terry, that's pretty comprehensive! All makes perfect sense now. Funnily enough I just got back from the pool & your reply was waiting for me.

I was experimenting with breathing on the...
Forum: Breaststroke 08-27-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 12,268
Posted By Nicodemus
Old fashioned arm-sweep?

Hi,
I have got a fundamental question about the arm-sweep in breaststroke.

First a bit of background information. I have had a pretty strong, streamlined breaststroke all my life. I have never...
Forum: Freestyle 08-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,284
Posted By Nicodemus
Hi Shuumai, Running over small children in the...

Hi Shuumai,
Running over small children in the pool will not make you popular!

Seriously though.... I am spending time unlearning that bad habit where your neck is unconsciously cranked back to look...
Forum: Freestyle 08-27-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,284
Posted By Nicodemus
Hi, Sorry if I was not clear. The way I was...

Hi,
Sorry if I was not clear.

The way I was taught years ago was to look ahead about 45 degrees so the water line is on your forehead. This is what a lot of swimmers get taught by 'traditional'...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-26-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,855
Posted By Nicodemus
Hi again, Some more thoughts from me.... I have...

Hi again,

Some more thoughts from me....

I have had a similar experience working on my weak breathing side. 2-3 weeks ago I really nailed breathing on my right side & was able to go from swimming...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-26-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,855
Posted By Nicodemus
Hi Glenn, I would need to check my DVDs, but I...

Hi Glenn,
I would need to check my DVDs, but I think you might have slightly misunderstood Naj's description of the nodding drill.

The way you describe it sounds like after each breath on your left...
Forum: Freestyle 08-22-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,920
Posted By Nicodemus
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4InLAsnmKhY ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4InLAsnmKhY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHHOxBSeoFk

I have just had a closer look at these vids of Shinji, and it looks like the SPLs of 9 & 12 don't include the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-22-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 4,920
Posted By Nicodemus
Obviously, as everyone above has said, you want...

Obviously, as everyone above has said, you want to be consistent, to monitor your own progress.

There is a formula here -
http://www.totalimmersion.net/blog/Whats-the-right-Stroke-Count-.html
- for...
Forum: Freestyle 08-21-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,602
Posted By Nicodemus
I can think of something you could say...but I...

I can think of something you could say...but I better not put it in writing!

How about 'thank you'? Basically I would not bother getting into any debates.
Forum: Freestyle 08-21-2009
Replies: 13
Views: 4,493
Posted By Nicodemus
The most obvious problem to me is that you are...

The most obvious problem to me is that you are doing a 'traditional' entry with the thumb down. Your entry should be as if through a horizontal mailslot on the surface, not vertical one.
This is...
Forum: Freestyle 08-21-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 5,284
Posted By Nicodemus
Who told you your head was too submerged??? Too...

Who told you your head was too submerged??? Too submerged relative to what 'correct' position??? What explanation was offered???
Be very wary of any advice about the 'right' way to swim that is not...
Forum: Freestyle 08-19-2009
Replies: 9
Views: 7,380
Posted By Nicodemus
Hi there, You have already been given great...

Hi there,

You have already been given great advice by posts above. Here is my 2-cents worth -

1. Ignore the (well-intentioned but bad) advice from that coach about working your abs. You need to...
Forum: Freestyle 08-19-2009
Replies: 6
Views: 2,819
Posted By Nicodemus
Try rotating your legs inward slightly to create...

Try rotating your legs inward slightly to create a pigeon-toed effect. There is some rotation at the hip, and more at the ankle. This is what I was taught on a TI workshop. I am lying on the sofa...
Forum: Freestyle 08-19-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,554
Posted By Nicodemus
Hi Mutian, That is exactly how to do the 'sinker...

Hi Mutian,

That is exactly how to do the 'sinker test'.

With air in your lungs you floated; when you exhaled most of it you sank. Congatulations, you are normal!

If you were a sinker, you...
Forum: Freestyle 08-18-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,554
Posted By Nicodemus
Thanks for the interesting comments -...

Thanks for the interesting comments - particularly the one about not relaxing. I have always thought that was a bit of a myth. But density is determined by volume and mass. If tensing your...
Forum: Freestyle 08-18-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,819
Posted By Nicodemus
Hi John Sorry for putting words in your...

Hi John
Sorry for putting words in your mouth!

Do you have a problem with over-rotation on every stroke, or only one side, or just strokes when you breathe?

I have noticed that I can over-rotate...
Forum: Freestyle 08-17-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 7,598
Posted By Nicodemus
Hello again Ayesr Thanks for taking my comments...

Hello again Ayesr

Thanks for taking my comments in the positive spirit they were meant.

First, I seriously recommend you invest in a TI freestyle DVD. You are really going to struggle...
Forum: Freestyle 08-17-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 7,598
Posted By Nicodemus
OK, I better make sure my own description is...

OK, I better make sure my own description is clear!!!

I will try to distinguish Feelings from Intentions...

Assuming I have just speared with my left hand, so am on my left 'rail' in patient catch...
Forum: Freestyle 08-17-2009
Replies: 11
Views: 7,598
Posted By Nicodemus
Hi, I think this is a brilliant question. It is...

Hi,

I think this is a brilliant question. It is much more important to know what your technique should feel like than what it should look like to an outside observer - because you can't watch...
Forum: Freestyle 08-17-2009
Replies: 7
Views: 3,554
Posted By Nicodemus
Special tips for Genuine Sinkers?

Hi All,

I have noticed a number of people on the forum describe themselves as Sinkers because they have problems with certain drills. But, of course, their real problem could be balance or...
Forum: Freestyle 08-15-2009
Replies: 12
Views: 4,819
Posted By Nicodemus
... I did that experiment, and it didn't work out...

... I did that experiment, and it didn't work out how I thought it would. I didn't get any real sense that my recovering foot played a role in controlling rotation. But it was still a useful...
Forum: Freestyle 08-14-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 2,649
Posted By Nicodemus
Hi Inca, What you seem to be saying is - 1. You...

Hi Inca,
What you seem to be saying is -
1. You are not very at ease in water, to the extent that you can't tread water.
2. You don't really understand most of the TI drills.
3. So you have...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 08-13-2009
Replies: 8
Views: 5,791
Posted By Nicodemus
Hi Mike I had my own Eureka moment with...

Hi Mike
I had my own Eureka moment with breathing recently. (See my post "1 length to 1 mile in 2 weeks")


I think the answer is -

1. get in touch with your own breathing. In particular you need...
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