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Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 05-18-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 3,530
Posted By harling
Hip and legs in the sea

In the pool, I can do an hour of freestyle with a pretty reasonable two beat kick the whole way. However, in the sea I can't get my legs to kick for longer than a minute or so without incredible...
Forum: Freestyle 08-20-2012
Replies: 21
Views: 10,090
Posted By harling
Why give up?

Hi Blazjul,

(I have re-read your post since |I replied, so much of this might not apply if you don't swim at all. Breastroke is often easiest to become competent enough to swim for a longer time and...
Forum: Freestyle 03-19-2012
Replies: 6
Views: 3,621
Posted By harling
Extending to air

Hi brindleyr,

I also hail from the UK, and am not a coach. However, I learnt to do freestyle 3.5 yrs ago, and after a year discovered I was lifting my head when breathing, maybe not quite so much as...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 03-19-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 3,209
Posted By harling
Holiday recommendations?

Hi,

We live in the UK and are going to have a holiday in Europe in the first week of August. Has anyone got any recommendations where it is good to go that isn't too hot, has some culture, and where...
Forum: Find a TI Training Buddy 01-29-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 4,071
Posted By harling
TI coach in Poole, Dorset UK?

Hi, I am wondering if anyone knows if there is a TI coach in the UK near Poole in Dorset. A few people posting seem to be around the area.

I went on a weekend with UK TI a year ago, have done the 2...
Forum: Freestyle 01-08-2012
Replies: 49
Views: 15,284
Posted By harling
Freestyle over time - long or quick strokes?

I thought it would be interesting to compare swimming styles over time among the elite.

1980 Olymics 400m final...
Forum: Freestyle 12-28-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 64,013
Posted By harling
TI animation

http://swim-links.blogspot.com/2011/02/graceful-freestyle-cg-version.html
Forum: Freestyle 11-02-2011
Replies: 18
Views: 7,964
Posted By harling
Bilateral breathing

I have been working on bilateral as well (for two years now) - managed 1500m recently - yeah! Still don't really like it, but it has helped me notice a few things, especially synchronising my kick...
Forum: Freestyle 11-02-2011
Replies: 13
Views: 5,092
Posted By harling
Throwing an arm

I am no where near your speed, that speed for 1500m is very good. So in my less than expert view, one thing I would suggest you do "finger tip drag" on your right hand, to stop your hand shooting up...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 09-17-2011
Replies: 20
Views: 12,897
Posted By harling
Overall aim, Goals, Inputs, Outputs

Good question. Made me think and contemplate this years swimming, especially today (see bilateral swimming below).

Overall aim is to gain "flow" states, and a feeling of ease and wellbeing...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2011
Replies: 4
Views: 3,740
Posted By harling
The third factor in swimming speed

Probably everyone has noticed the frequently quoted equation

Speed = strokes per length x time per stroke

I have been using a tempo trainer and been having some thoughts. Today I played with the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-31-2011
Replies: 17
Views: 6,464
Posted By harling
Hi Rob, I would love to be able to sprint at 16s...

Hi Rob,

I would love to be able to sprint at 16s for a 25m length. My "sprint" maximum at the moment is about 22s over 25m, but I can swim long distances reasonably easily at 30s per length, so the...
Forum: Freestyle 08-05-2011
Replies: 3
Views: 3,874
Posted By harling
Is this proof 2 beat kick can be as fast as 6 beat kick if done

Fantastic slow motion video, I almost thought I was watching a TI video.

His kick is a kind of 2 beat kick with shuffles between. It really shows a powerful kick with the leg on the same side as...
Forum: Freestyle 07-21-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 28,356
Posted By harling
Should I work on stroke rate or number of strokes per length first?

If you have slow stroke rate of 1.7s per stroke, with 21 strokes per length, decreasing your strokes per length from 21 to 19 means you go 3.4s faster.

If instead, you stick with 21 strokes per...
Forum: Freestyle 07-21-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 28,356
Posted By harling
How stokes per length and stroke rate produce times per 25m length

The calculations are using Excel. I did it as I have started to use a tempo trainer last week, and have been working on getting my tempo up ("rewiring my brain" as Terry referred to in his last...
Forum: Freestyle 07-20-2011
Replies: 8
Views: 28,356
Posted By harling
(6) ways to swim a 25m length in 20 seconds or less

Assuming a push off of from a wall of 3 seconds (calculated using Excel):

1. 21 strokes with a stroke rate of 0.8s or less(19.8s length)
2. 19 strokes with a stroke rate of 0.9s or less (20.1s...
Forum: Freestyle 07-16-2011
Replies: 0
Views: 2,044
Posted By harling
Used and enjoyed Tempo Trainer for the first time after a bad first experience

I tried to use the TT in May when I got it as a birthday present. Total frustration - it kept falling off my goggles strap, and the numbers were too small to see, as well as feeling embarrassed about...
Forum: Freestyle 07-11-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 12,665
Posted By harling
One arm only - what do you learn? PS what about in the Sea?

Thanks Richardsk,

I will look up the Ryan Lochte clip. It was interesting what you said about breathing on the wrong side. I find breathing on my right very difficult two armed. One armed i.e. using...
Forum: Freestyle 07-07-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 12,665
Posted By harling
Could I double my speed, with the same effort? (of course not!)

Thanks for the replies.

I realize I must be doing something wrong to have this experience of being pretty much the same speed with using one as two arms. I hadn't really noticed this until the...
Forum: Freestyle 07-03-2011
Replies: 10
Views: 12,665
Posted By harling
Swimming with one arm only

The other day, I was behind a slower swimmer and started swimming with only one arm to slow down. I breathed and stayed behind him easily and had to go slower and slower.

Later I started to follow...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 04-23-2011
Replies: 9
Views: 12,442
Posted By harling
Lightbulb Are humans badly adapted to water?

Terry has often said that humans are not well adapted to water, we are land animals.

While this is patently true in the sense he means it (i.e. we can't move in water as fast or efficiently as a...
Forum: Freestyle 01-29-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 4,204
Posted By harling
Parallel universe

I forgot to mention a conversation I had between lengths, as I was working on my two thoughts. There was a man swimming two or four lengths, with quite a nice stoke, and a fast kick. He was panting...
Forum: Freestyle 01-29-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 4,204
Posted By harling
I have been to the pool today and have been...

I have been to the pool today and have been trying out the two things suggested by people who viewed my video. During every length I focussed on just these two things:

1. Trying to rotate more, on...
Forum: Freestyle 01-26-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 4,204
Posted By harling
Thank you

Hi,

Thank you very much Millertime and Flppr for the feedback. I have to confess that I have been trying to do TI for a year or so (in that context my head position and balance may not seem so OK)...
Forum: Freestyle 01-25-2011
Replies: 7
Views: 4,204
Posted By harling
Swim video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQFIwKpO5nk Video 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8075uBFVu78 Video 2

Hi, This is my first video post from 2 weeks ago. I am 53, male, unfit and taught...
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