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Old 02-07-2017
s.sciame s.sciame is offline
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It is great that there is still some people left to reply on this forum.
Salvo do you do much OW swimming where you are ( I presume you are Italian)

Thanks Warren
Hi Warren, yes, sadly it seems the golden days of swim forums are past, a few years ago the community of active forum members was definitely bigger and vibrant. I've been a lurker for quite some time, partly I regret it

Yes, I'm italian and actually swim ow only in summer. OW swimming is not much popular where I live, I hardly ever find other swimmers "training" in ow when I go. But those few ow events they organize in summer are full of super fast pool swimmers who are fast in ow as well (despite not swimming in ow): people who swim 5k in 1h something.

Where do you live instead, to have your ow season closing in 2 weeks? I love ow swimming but for training and improving as a swimmer nothing beats the pool imho.

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Old 02-09-2017
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Hi all thanks for your replies
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??? How are the pool-times of the other members of your OW-Group?
That is a very good point I will question them on that.

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Ha, as nearly silver-surfer, my haircutter had to know something about circular computation :-)
That is very good and I will use that next time I'm at the open mike night.

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Oh no, three to four FPs should be far enough! Changing singles every two laps, then two combined in change then three....
What is an FP?

@Salvo
I spend the Australian summer in Tasmania but now I return to my home in Brisbane.
Those 5km an hour people are just showing off.
I have swum in a lot of places in Italy (just solo) I have even swum at Fiumicino a couple of times. (Lido di Ostia)
Not exactly a pristine aquatic environment.

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I have swum in a lot of places in Italy (just solo) I have even swum at Fiumicino a couple of times. (Lido di Ostia)
Not exactly a pristine aquatic environment.

Warren
oh well, it takes a lot of motivation to swim at lido di Ostia I use to swim a bit souther than that, much cleaner water. I also like to swim in Castelgandolfo lake (it's quite known to be the place where the Pope lives in summer): the lake is clean and there are also some handy 1km cables which should be used by kayakers for training and races, but I often use them for swimming.

Brisbane has to be a lovely place to live and do any kind of sport.
Happy swimming!

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Old 02-09-2017
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What is an FP?
Focal point (to concentrate awareness on, as in: palms up on recovery, or head floating in the water, or elbows leading on recovery, etc.) Usually you pick one at a time to concentrate on and see what you learn from that, and how it affects your swimming.
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Old 02-09-2017
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Hello Warren,

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What is an FP?
Tom still answered it, but as a little promotion, have a look at the list

Best regards,
Werner
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Old 02-13-2017
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Thanks for your replies, it is really good to be able to get other perspectives.
I have made some progress and have got my 100m pace down from above 3.0 down to 2.5.
Went through 'Shinji's Open Water Speed Up' and am not spearing so deeply and have used the catch set up that he recommends.
This works well and has allowed me to get a higher stroke rate going.
Yes, FP of course, I usually rotate through these as I am swimming and after maybe get a CT (choc top)
@Salvo. Lake Albano looks like a place I should swim next time I am close to Roma.
Have swum in lakes Bracciano, Transimeno and very briefly in Como (cold, polluted and speed boat dangerous)
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