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Old 12-19-2017
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Quick challenge in the run-up to Christmas:

Learn how to tumble turn!


Previous session:- after 30 mins, I managed to go upside-down for the first time ever! After one hour, could consistently tumble in mid-pool.

Tonight's session: Can now tumble near the pool wall. Sometimes I get one foot on the wall for a feeble push-off.

Just two more sessions available before xmas to nail this :-)
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Old 12-20-2017
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Excellent work, good for you. I just may brave that task in the new year, thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 12-21-2017
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I failed.

Didn't manage to get both feet on the wall!
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Old 12-21-2017
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This video and the following ones helped me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFQpLyihI5M

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Inge
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Old 12-21-2017
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Thanks, I watched that sequence of videos when I last tried this skill three years ago(!), but "weightless hands" is a good reminder to use only the core muscles.

I think even the TI turn video talked about using arms to "throw water behind the ears" to help rotation. But I may be mistaken.
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Old 12-21-2017
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I do not need to throw water in any direction. The arms are fixed, the body is moving between the arms. A little kick with both feet helps to tumble over. It's important too roll in to make your body small and compact. That is the first exercise with the noodle for: to make you small.
After the tumble your back should point to the floor and both feet should be at the wall. If you rotate in the longitudinal axis before you reach this position you don't get both feet at the wall.
So first you should push off to backstoke. So you avoid to do the longitudinal rotation too early. The longitudinal rotation starts with the stretching after the push off.

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Old 12-22-2017
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Hey that is a great video i liked the skills shown in it.
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