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Old 01-18-2017
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Just thought of an analogy.
I'm a lifelong golfer who rarely practices, sometimes I don't even warm up, yet I still shoot in the seventies.
I know that it's pointless for a high handicapper to whack ball after ball for hours on the driving range practicing the wrong swing, even it produces good results on the range because it'll never hold up on the golf course. Better to have a plan on the driving range and once too tired to execute the plan, walk away.
Understanding a good swing and having it ingrained is what allows lifelong golfers to go out and score a decent round.
Golfer - perfect! Me too, well mostly former golfer after having kids years ago, but get in an occasional scrambles charity game once a year.

Swimming and golf, same philosophy - all skill. Power from the core, relaxed shoulders, light grip, drive from hip. And head position! Head moves during the swing, interrupts axis of the pendulum - shank the ball, dig a hole and lose kinetic energy from the core and club head speed. Head position is as critical in swimming, head-spine aligned, keep very quite on non breathing strokes. Head moves left, right, up down - the spine will follow and hands and feet respond with creative (instinctive) movements to stabilize the platform due to the soft, bending spine. :-)

Apply the same approach to swimming as you do with golf :-)
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Old 01-24-2017
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I need to get back in to this mindset. Start recording some numbers, doing the mathematics and learning the sensations of being a faster swimmer rather than just slogging it out through hard work. Thanks for that link, I have forgotten my numbers. I know my SPL though. Will need to go play with a tempo trainer again.
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Old 05-25-2018
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I need to get back in to this mindset. Start recording some numbers, doing the mathematics and learning the sensations of being a faster swimmer rather than just slogging it out through hard work. Thanks for that link, I have forgotten my numbers. I know my SPL though. Will need to go play with a tempo trainer again.
Unfortunately I'm tone deaf to Tempo Trainer. I can barely hear it at all. Bought the Finis Duo and figured out how to make beat tracks with Audacity as Werner (I think) suggested but that's not really practical either. With the Tempo Trainer you can experiment with different beats by adjusting it at poolside.
Sure you can make tracks with different beats using Audacity but it would be really really hard to come up with a system to know what beat is playing on the Duo.
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Old 05-25-2018
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Hello landbarge,

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Unfortunately I'm tone deaf to Tempo Trainer
If you're willing to invest in an ipod (waterproofed) or an other mp3-player, switchable back-forward-turn volume from outside, the mp3-bongs are adjustable in the pool. Added a short announcement to the bong-files...

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Werner
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