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Old 11-30-2010
PASA PASA is offline
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Central California
Posts: 49

Started TI with the Easy Freestyle DVD in February of this year.
Swam competitively as a kid through age 16, best stroke was breaststroke, then no lap swimming for 27 years. Decided to try swimming for exercise last Christmas and found I couldn't swim more than 200 meters without having to stop. Had heard about TI from another parent on my kids' swim team a few years before, so thought I'd check it out. Ordered the DVD online in January, and after watching it I was convinced I should give it a try. Great decision.

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Old 11-30-2010
splashingpat splashingpat is offline
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Default hi guys and the site at that time had Terry on deck & all guys in the picture of the

[quote=Richardsk;15147]My introduction to TI was in 2006. I had been a breaststroker (non-competitive) most of my life, ...QUOTE]

I believe it was a little before Richard, but I could be wrong!
but you guys can correct me if you know better! I too swam breaststroke and struggled and never found balance in freestyle,

and never would of even think of swim team because( I believe an inner ear problem) trying to flip turn and becoming completely dis oriented...
and maybe from your comments my post seemed to be tOO

But since I started the pictures of only the guys in the pool has changed,
which I must admit was sick of that I glad to "see" changes!

so I decided to try to disguise my name by simple non-gender name of Pat and even to splashing to indicate that of a novice or a beginner especially at trying to explain myself

especially something as complicated as how one walks or swims

when nothing much seems to be complicated by it or a scary endeavor but just watching a one year old and he/she has to wait till 2 years for the words to try to express or talk about it!
and then he/she doesn't even remember how hard it was! Does he/she?

and I hope to end my Post
but I thought to be included on the start of
and I try to posting because there are some wise guys here,
and I see no more need for my "two cents worth"! anymore!

and thanks guys I could of never of done it your support and helping me out!

I got a great feel for the water, I great eye for a great swimming technique,
I'll let you guys chat about it now! i believe I should be done! Instead I want to be "yelling I got it now!

Lawrence does like to start Threads
asking us for our input and this one is another outstanding one!
Ya done it again...& everyone seems to be happy to jump in!

And by the way Not only
did I improve my stroke,
but I have developed some really nice guys to chat with! (hello fellows!)

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Old 11-30-2010
Alex-SG Alex-SG is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Dubai
Posts: 415

FEB 2006 at the TI Workshop in Singapore.

Probably know the 3 TI DVDs + Triathlon Swimming made easy book by heart... and I still learn new things from the TI FORUM daily !
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Old 11-30-2010
collinsdc collinsdc is offline
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: The Rebel County, Rep of Ireland.
Posts: 54

I began TI freestyle in January 2010 after setting a New Years resolution that I would finally learn to swim properly.

When I began my balance & attempts at freestyle were a mess. It would take me 31 strokes to cover 25m & I would need several minutes of rest before I could even contemplate another length. At the moment I have an SPL of 16-17, my understanding of drag, balance & confidence in the water has increased ten fold.

It has been the best decision I ever took, & I have never been so fit.

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Old 11-30-2010
kentakirk kentakirk is offline
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Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 28

I started TI 14 months ago when I developed problems with my shoulder and could not participate in my regular masters swimming workouts. It allowed me to stay in the water and improve my balance and stroke. I am signed up for the Maho Camp and look forward to feedback on my technique.
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Old 11-30-2010
forests forests is offline
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 26

Began my journey of learning TI in August of 2009. I knew there had to be something better than conventional freestyle. Once I learned balance and how to relax, my learning curve picked up considerably and it all fell into place. I look forward to swimming now (4 x/wk.) and feel great afterwards. Wish that I had stumbled onto TI 15 yrs. ago. My guess is that a high % of TI'ers are over 45. Good subject, Lawrence.
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Old 11-30-2010
westyswoods westyswoods is offline
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Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Rio, Wisconsin
Posts: 564
Default January of 08

I took a weekend workshop in Madison Wisconsin from Coach Mike Dailey. My desire to discover a new way to swim being prompted by a total knee replacement which was less than successful severely limiting my ability to bike. Little did I know what a passion it would become with me. I love the core philosophy. BTW some of my post reference 4 years DA can't even keep track of the years anymore.

Swim Silent and Be Well
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Old 11-30-2010
boken boken is offline
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 59

February 2010.

My husband and I decided to get back in shape and maybe do a sprint tri in the summer state games. I have always been comfortable in water but not fast or efficient. I googled "energy efficient swimming" or something like that so that I could both complete the swim portion of the tri and have enough energy to finish the rest of the race. TI was mentioned repeatedly in the top google listings.
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Old 12-01-2010
AWP AWP is offline
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Posts: 575

Late August 2005

After turning 40 that July, I was in search of fitness. I was an avid non competitive cyclist for many years, then new wife, then first child, then first home... well the only exercise I had was pushing the mower and digging fence post holes. After prompting from an employee, a summer intern from Slovakia, I decided to give the pool a go (I work @ a private country club). I'd had a life long desire to swim and thought, why not. My first attempts had the coach on deck ask if I was a smoker! Well, after ineffective advice from said coach and after viewing the way my intern was swimming I knew which direction I wanted to go. After much prodding and picking of brain this intern handed me a book and said "read this" and so I did, and I never looked back!
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Old 12-08-2010
JDK JDK is offline
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Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5

In August 2009 I purchased the freestyle dvd and in October I did a 2 day workshop with Shane in Lake Placid.Could not swim a lap before this and now can pick the distance.
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