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Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 06-28-2013
Replies: 15
Views: 6,607
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In a public indoor pool, is it right to assume...

In a public indoor pool, is it right to assume that in the early morning the water is the cleanest, but more chlorinated?
Forum: Backstroke 06-28-2013
Replies: 12
Views: 8,431
Posted By vol
I'm glad to find people here who also swim...

I'm glad to find people here who also swim backstroke with little kicking. Most of what I've heard is that kicking is crucial for backstroke. I am curious, though, if there has been any world-class...
Forum: Freestyle 03-06-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,586
Posted By vol
Grandall, thank you for the reply. It's very...

Grandall, thank you for the reply. It's very helpful. I'm trying to make my strokes smooth and avoid abrupt movements--I think that is crucial for reducing choppy water and "unwanted" waves.
Forum: Freestyle 03-04-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,586
Posted By vol
Making the "right" waves

From my experiences, especially from the fact that I still can't swim consistently--sometimes I'm good, sometimes bad--, I found that often when my swims were good, I benefited from the waves that...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 11-20-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 24,848
Posted By vol
Thanks, Westy. Your experience is consistent with...

Thanks, Westy. Your experience is consistent with my guess that breathing must be much more of a challenge in OW. In a pool, I found that if I swim balanced, then breathing will come its way without...
Forum: Links and References 11-20-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 2,156
Posted By vol
Never saw a saline pool. Does the water taste...

Never saw a saline pool. Does the water taste salty? Do you feel yourself more buoyant?
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 11-20-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 24,848
Posted By vol
I have a question about breathing. Let's say you...

I have a question about breathing. Let's say you breathe every x strokes (x=2, 3 or 4...). So at the end of the xth stroke, you have exhaled all the air, right? and you are ready to breathe in air....
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 11-20-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,584
Posted By vol
There is no doubt about the benefits of physical...

There is no doubt about the benefits of physical activity to health and longevity. However, I wonder if swimming in chlorinated pool long term can cause premature skin aging? Maybe the swimmers will...
Forum: Freestyle 07-30-2010
Replies: 23
Views: 5,277
Posted By vol
Very nice swimming! Second video shows much...

Very nice swimming! Second video shows much improvement from the first! Did you put the camera underwater fixed, or had some human being shoot video for you?

What kind of pool is that? It looks big...
Forum: Outside the Box: Open Water Swimming 02-15-2010
Replies: 4
Views: 2,654
Posted By vol
Caribbean? Couldn't you just jump into the water...

Caribbean? Couldn't you just jump into the water anywhere? Anywhere should be better than the pool.
Forum: Freestyle 01-29-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,254
Posted By vol
threshold

Really appreciate the above comments, especially dshen's well-made analysis and observations. It seems to me that if you are a complete newbie or already a seasoned swimmer, it doesn't matter so much...
Forum: Freestyle 01-28-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,254
Posted By vol
I do feel the necessity of frequent practice, but...

I do feel the necessity of frequent practice, but occasionally, when I'm not swimming well, it seems a too-soon-follow-up will not do any good for the sake of technique improvement. It would just be...
Forum: Freestyle 01-28-2010
Replies: 7
Views: 3,254
Posted By vol
How many times a week should one swim?

I wonder if there is any negative if one swims too often, like every day, without a break? I mean for us amateurs, not training for a race, but still at learning level, and for fitness' sake? any...
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 01-26-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 6,607
Posted By vol
4am?!! Sometimes I haven't gone to bed yet! :D...

4am?!! Sometimes I haven't gone to bed yet! :D (What time do you go to bed, then? Just amazed...) Is that a public pool opening so early, with lifeguard?
Forum: Swim Your Way to Health 01-26-2010
Replies: 15
Views: 6,607
Posted By vol
Time of swimming?

Does the time of swimming (e.g. morning, evening...) make difference to health benefits?
Forum: Freestyle 01-25-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,486
Posted By vol
Thanks. It sounds like you both, like me, do just...

Thanks. It sounds like you both, like me, do just a few more laps, not too much more. Reminded by ewa.swimmer's reply, another important reason for me not to linger too long in the pool after the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-24-2010
Replies: 3
Views: 1,486
Posted By vol
When you have a breakthrough at the end of a session

If you get a technique breakthrough, small or big, suddenly finding yourself swimming very good stroke, when you practice session is almost at the end (e.g. if you usually practice for just 1 hour),...
Forum: Freestyle 01-23-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 5,417
Posted By vol
When I look ahead (as opposed to looking to the...

When I look ahead (as opposed to looking to the side), my body gets more straightened. I get "banana" form when I pay too much attention looking at the right side (banana "("). If I look ahead, I get...
Forum: Freestyle 01-22-2010
Replies: 27
Views: 5,417
Posted By vol
Just noticed this thread. I like shuumai's...

Just noticed this thread. I like shuumai's wording "banana", very expressive :). I used to have that form, too. An effective way (at least for me) to correct the "banana" form is to look ahead. It...
Forum: O2 in H20: Breathing Skills 01-21-2010
Replies: 12
Views: 8,624
Posted By vol
I tend to think that most of the difficulties in...

I tend to think that most of the difficulties in swimming is caused by breathing problems (sinking, bad side vs. good side, etc. are mostly rooted in breathing improperly). Come think of it, if we...
Forum: Freestyle 01-19-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,944
Posted By vol
Thanks, dshen. Would love to see the video clips...

Thanks, dshen. Would love to see the video clips of you and don_H :)
Forum: Freestyle 01-18-2010
Replies: 9
Views: 1,944
Posted By vol
dshen, if you start the stroke after so long (11...

dshen, if you start the stroke after so long (11 yds), are you able to still have kept the momentum? Or you almost have come to a stop when you start the stroke? A superman glide would get me not too...
Forum: Favorite Practices and Sets 01-15-2010
Replies: 11
Views: 6,361
Posted By vol
Doesn't the "core" include more than just the...

Doesn't the "core" include more than just the abdominals? I thought it include both the upper torso, the lower back and the hips--or the "trunk" and the hips. So the back and chest belong to the...
Forum: Freestyle 01-06-2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3,272
Posted By vol
Are you sure, madvet? Shouldn't every hand entry...

Are you sure, madvet? Shouldn't every hand entry count as one? E.g. "Left, right, left, right, left"= 5 strokes (this is what Shinji's 9 stroke and 12 stroke videos show, isn't it?).
Forum: Freestyle 01-05-2010
Replies: 16
Views: 13,445
Posted By vol
That's what I meant, and exactly what happened to...

That's what I meant, and exactly what happened to me. During the days I didn't swim, I did think over and over again about how I was going to improve next time. That apparently helped from the very...
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