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Forum: Freestyle 02-01-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 5,150
Posted By Jbparis11
here's my favorite. it works wonders in cold...

here's my favorite. it works wonders in cold water - http://www.rei.com/product/623337/ek-ekcessories-cat-crap-anti-fog-lens-cleaner
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 01-30-2013
Replies: 3
Views: 3,893
Posted By Jbparis11
Malta & Croatia

Are there any known spots for OWS in Malta? I'm headed there in late October, but it still seems to be warm enough.

I'm planning on visiting Croatia (Brac and Povia) before or after. Any...
Forum: Freestyle 01-30-2013
Replies: 8
Views: 4,298
Posted By Jbparis11
i love the leg compression you get out of a...

i love the leg compression you get out of a suit...albeit wetsuit or legskin. i have TYR tracer light tights and really like swimming in them, but like several people have stated I cannot use them...
Forum: Freestyle 01-26-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 5,150
Posted By Jbparis11
I've had two pairs for a year. One for indoor,...

I've had two pairs for a year. One for indoor, tinted for open water. After a year, swimming a minimum of 3 days, the clear ones needed replacing. Very comfortable even for my big head.
I've...
Forum: Freestyle 12-31-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,540
Posted By Jbparis11
2012 Swim Goal - check! 2013 ?

3 miles non-stop yesterday! No flip turns, soft push off, in 1:44:10. I know it is not the fastest swim in the world, but it felt good and I held form much better than ever. Speed isnt my goal...for...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 12-23-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 6,757
Posted By Jbparis11
What a fascinating story. Sounds like it is...

What a fascinating story. Sounds like it is worth researching and learning more. Thanks for the info on Annette Kellerman.
Forum: Freestyle 12-16-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 9,575
Posted By Jbparis11
I swim with my eyes closed all the time. In a...

I swim with my eyes closed all the time. In a lake, I can never see anything anyways, so I took to keeping my head down and eyes closed (especially once I'm about 1/4 mile out and settling...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 12-14-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 6,757
Posted By Jbparis11
To Mat..

If I can ever find a job there, you've instantly convinced me to move! How's the swimming in Croatia? I have some family there. Hmmm....
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 12-11-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 6,757
Posted By Jbparis11
Thanks for sharing

Richard - thanks for sharing those memories. Your story starts to bring back all sorts of great childhood remberancea of the beach, learning to swim& bodysurfing.
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 12-10-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 6,757
Posted By Jbparis11
Wink My first ocean swim

It was Probably not the best way to attempt my first open ocean swim. I'm on a business trip to Cancun Mexico and decided to swim along the shore this afternoon. The water temperature was perfect but...
Forum: Freestyle 09-28-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,233
Posted By Jbparis11
Same link? Hehe. You know you're tired...

Same link? Hehe. You know you're tired when...


Thank you for all the input. I really appreciate it.
You gave me lots to work on, especially the body rotation.

I will work on that and repost...
Forum: Freestyle 09-28-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,233
Posted By Jbparis11
Charles - the video you linked showed someone...

Charles - the video you linked showed someone flutter kicking with a board. I'm guessing it was the wrong link.
"By lateral raise, I mean this very simple gym exercise here.......
Forum: Freestyle 09-28-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,233
Posted By Jbparis11
Any other feedback? I'm curious if I should be...

Any other feedback?

I'm curious if I should be rolling more into my streamline.

Also, very interested Andy's comment on the arm being too straight...should it be flexed more?

Lastly, I've read...
Forum: Freestyle 09-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,233
Posted By Jbparis11
Thanks for the advice. My 2bk is miserable, so...

Thanks for the advice.
My 2bk is miserable, so I'm hoping for some training on that. It's more like a right-side favored 2bk. I do well if I just let my legs trail, but without some pace they are...
Forum: Freestyle 09-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,233
Posted By Jbparis11
One quick note...you might notice the poor...

One quick note...you might notice the poor flexibility in my right shoulder, as my arm does not come as high. I severely broke it when I was younger And cannot rotate it much more than you see. I've...
Forum: Freestyle 09-26-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,233
Posted By Jbparis11
review my video - help my TI

it's ugly...but i'm hoping you can offer tips and suggestions.
now 10 months of reviewing TI videos, but my first workshop is coming up. I'd like to refine some of the basics before getting...
Forum: Freestyle 09-11-2012
Replies: 31
Views: 12,430
Posted By Jbparis11
are you enjoying the swimming?

Smat - i must confess that i had the same frustration for some time. I am new to swimming (other than as a kid in a pool or lake) and found myself quickly excelling with TI.
then i hit a plateau. ...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 09-07-2012
Replies: 40
Views: 36,119
Posted By Jbparis11
nodding

personally, i found "nodding" to be my best training for breathing. it wasn't so much of when i took a breath (2, 3 or 4 strokes), but i lacked comfort in getting to the air.
by nodding toward the...
Forum: Freestyle 09-07-2012
Replies: 18
Views: 6,455
Posted By Jbparis11
Charles - the thought of drafting behind you, as...

Charles - the thought of drafting behind you, as you fart out the extra air, just gave me shivers. Ugh. LOL
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 09-06-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 4,041
Posted By Jbparis11
Second one-mile race was two minutes slower, even...

Second one-mile race was two minutes slower, even though I swam so much straighter (I think I've got this sighting thing down). I'm not sure where things went wrong, but I obviously swam at a much...
Forum: Freestyle 08-21-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 6,990
Posted By Jbparis11
anytime! the pants only worked for me, as it...

anytime! the pants only worked for me, as it just gave lift to my legs and let me focus on hands, arms, head, etc.

good luck! let us know how it goes.
Forum: Freestyle 08-21-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,158
Posted By Jbparis11
hang in there....more time in the water, the...

hang in there....more time in the water, the better. but don't make it all about drills. just learn to get comfortable, relax, float and breathe. it will make your time much more enjoyable.

if...
Forum: Freestyle 08-21-2012
Replies: 15
Views: 6,990
Posted By Jbparis11
Just a quick suggestion. Though it might be...

Just a quick suggestion. Though it might be considered by some as a "cheat", i think it's most important that you enjoy your time in the water and not have to always worry about the struggle. Go out...
Forum: Freestyle 08-19-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,158
Posted By Jbparis11
Relax and breath

Ive been swimming TI for 9 months. Started swimmimg 1+ miles only about two months ago. For me, it was all about learning to relax, balance and finally breath properly.
I was a one length monster...
Forum: Freestyle 08-17-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 4,158
Posted By Jbparis11
I did this exact thing until a TI Coach showed me...

I did this exact thing until a TI Coach showed me a video of myself. I now make concious effort to relax my shoulder and chest while extending my lead hand...keeping it in the same position, while...
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