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Old 12-09-2010
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Default Aqua Zumba now!....sorry swimmers!

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I don't think that H2O shoes exist over here....
Richard They do have water aerobics classes there.
Don't they?
We even have Aqua Zumba....sorry swimming dudes!
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Old 12-09-2010
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Hi Pat

Flip flops certainly exist here and I always wear mine in the changing rooms and on the deck but I don't think I'd be allowed to enter the pool wearing them. I wouldn't want to either.

Still, the rules are very restrictive here. No fins and no snorkels and no photography for example. Paddles seem to be allowed because I've seen people swimming with them and kick boards are also allowed. I prefer to kick on my back or side or practice vertical kicking.

why no snorkel?
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Old 12-09-2010
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Default Wearing Shoes while swimming

I'd say that the shoes are for added drag.

Josh Davis occassionally shows up at our masters workouts (once every couple of months) and when it is time for pulling sets he puts his shoes on instead of paddles and a pull buoy. I asked him why and he said they increase the drag to compensate for no paddles as he doesn't like to use paddles.
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Default do it your way...i say! or anyone else can say it better than me! go ahead

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I'd say that the shoes are for added drag.

Josh Davis occassionally shows up at our masters workouts
(once every couple of months) and
when it is time for pulling sets
he puts his shoes on instead of paddles and a pull buoy.
I asked him why and he said they increase the drag to compensate for no paddles as he doesn't like to use paddles.
so while one try he best to decrease drag.
there will be always be one that is going to increase it!

so
swim well and be silent...
swim silent & be well (works 2)
but whatever floats your boat!

do you have a favorite pool tool
yet? ....and always thanks for your input ...espeeeeeeeeeeeeeeecially a coach's thoughts on it

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Old 12-10-2010
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I don't really know why they don't allow snorkels. I was told "only with a qualified instructor present" so it's probably the health and safety rules.

As for adding drag. some people are not content with the drag they have and think they can improve their strength by adding more, in the form of baggy pants, parachutes etc. Personally I think I have enough drag. Any more and I'd probably swim backwards.
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Default i do not like seeing a snorkel mask!

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I don't really know why they don't allow snorkels. I was told "only with a qualified instructor present" so it's probably the health and safety rules.

As for adding drag. some people are not content with the drag they have and think they can improve their strength by adding more, in the form of baggy pants, parachutes etc. Personally I think I have enough drag. Any more and I'd probably swim backwards.

only with a qualified instructor present...
It seems rules in place...for health & safety issues...
The aquatic environment ....if you look on goggles it even says don't submerge at _______feet...I thought it was only the snorkel mask!

You have to sign your life away if you scuba dive!
The paper work you have to sign is scary!
I did not finished the class. I ended up with a terrible ear infection!


sending my love
unconditionally!

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Old 12-10-2010
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Hi Pat

Never tried scuba but used to enjoy pootling about with a snorkel. It's nice to watch the fishies doing their fishy thing. That's if there are any fishies about. The waters round here are rather too cold and murky for me to venture out at this time of the year. Maybe next year. I made contact with a keen open water swimmer at the pool recently and we may venture out together in late spring or early summer.
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Default snorkel and mask is a totally different experience...

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Hi Pat

Never tried scuba but used to enjoy pooting about with a snorkel. It's nice to watch the fishies doing their fishy thing. That's if there are any fishies about. The waters round here are rather too cold and murky for me to venture out at this time of the year. Maybe next year. I made contact with a keen open water swimmer at the pool recently and we may venture out together in late spring or early summer.
It all mouth breathing and not many get introduced to it!
We were required to swim with the snorkel and mask
It was a prerequisite in a way!
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I found swimming with a snorkel and face mask very easy when I first tried it - about 1969 I think. Being able to see clearly underwater was a great novelty. I don't think swimming goggles had been invented then - at least they weren't at all common.

I don't think anyone used them in the 1972 Olympics for example.
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Default the face mask without the snorkel I "see" as danger!

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I found swimming with a snorkel and face mask very easy when
I first tried it - about 1969 I think.
Being able to see clearly underwater was a great novelty.
I don't think swimming goggles had been invented then - at least they weren't at all common.

I don't think anyone used them in the 1972 Olympics for example.
I find many that have been accustomed to swimming with the face mask and snorkel....another one of those
problems areas that have to be broken down
and learn how to breath without them!

Right MikeY?

I love to introduce the goggles to those individuals!
and it takes time practice and I love Coach Tod posts two.
He is a real joy to have posting! Welcome abroad Coach Tod...

He is worth following!
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