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Old 06-01-2015
IngeA IngeA is offline
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at first an Introduction, because I'm new here:

I'm from Germany (so I'm sorry, my English is not very well).

Two years ago I started with swimming. Not for races, not really for fitness, but for relaxation with movement. First I did breaststroke, as I learned as a child, but I often had problems with my shoulder, so I visited a freestyle course for beginners. This was better and a few weeks later I started with the TI exercises with the book.
I had never problems to find my balance, but at first I had difficulties with the rhythm. I don't know how my freestyle looks like, I can't see myself, but it feels good and easy and so it's good for me.
Or better: It felt.
In January I got the diagnosis Epilepsy. Not dramatic, there is no big risk, that I will have another fit again, but the risk still is greater than for other people.
I paused for nearly five months with swimming, but that won't do. So now I am swimming again, but I always wear a neoprene suit because of the buoyancy (in a fit you breath out and so you sink without supplement buoyancy).
And that changed the balance. Somehow now I can't stretch out completely. I have to lift the head a bit, otherwise my head gets too deep to breath. It doesn't really feel "bad", the swimming is relaxed, but it feels queer. Is there any trick or is this normal and OK?

Second question:
My daughter is 7 years old. And as all children in Germany she started with breaststroke. But she doesn't get along with it. She has no fear of water, she is diving, deep and also in length, she has a perfect balance, but she never makes breaststroke movements. Sometimes she "crawls" like a dog, but now more often she begins to swim in freestyle. As long as she can hold breath.
TI is meant for adults.
How can I teach a child correct freestyle with breathing? Is there any good book, which can help me?

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