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Forum: Freestyle 03-01-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 13,921
Posted By jtravis
Swim caps make you more buoyant?? Can I put one...

Swim caps make you more buoyant?? Can I put one on my legs?

I like my $1.99 latex Speedo cap. It keeps the hair out of the goggles! Sure wish it could improve my swimming as yours does.
Forum: Freestyle 02-26-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 35,289
Posted By jtravis
Thanks, both of you! I will reread this right...

Thanks, both of you! I will reread this right before my next swim, and try to look for my bow wave.
In the photo Butiki posted, I see the wave and the air pocket it creates. But it seems to me the...
Forum: Freestyle 02-26-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 35,289
Posted By jtravis
Coach Shinji, thanks so much for posting the...

Coach Shinji, thanks so much for posting the still shot of your bow wave. This is a concept I have been trying to grasp. I try the exercise where I "nod" and look for the bow wave, but I can't find...
Forum: Freestyle 02-24-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 12,774
Posted By jtravis
Thanks for these suggestions. I like the idea of...

Thanks for these suggestions. I like the idea of using a kickboard that can be gradually cut down. I have tried getting my friend to lift my feet up--will have her also push feet so I go forward....
Forum: Freestyle 02-23-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 12,774
Posted By jtravis
I'm sure I wasn't churning my legs, either before...

I'm sure I wasn't churning my legs, either before or after the miracle--I was doing superman glide, not superman flutter. Now, if we were looking at whole-stroke swimming or skating, your theory of...
Forum: Freestyle 02-23-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 3,109
Posted By jtravis
Wow, that is so encouraging! Thank you! This...

Wow, that is so encouraging! Thank you! This gives me hope. It also inspires me to run out and buy 2 tennis balls.

What is FQ swimming?
Forum: Freestyle 02-22-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 12,774
Posted By jtravis
Do tired legs sink less? Why?

I am a beginner swimmer who can't get horizontal. When I do Superman Glide, my legs normally sink right down and I can't seem to do much about it.

This weekend I purchased a pull buoy in hopes that...
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 35,289
Posted By jtravis
Thank you for giving credit where credit is due!...

Thank you for giving credit where credit is due! My apologies, I had read it in a post from Coach Suzanne. I think it is helping me, so many thanks both to Vande Krol for inventing it and Suzanne for...
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 7,105
Posted By jtravis
Thank you! I attended a TI workshop last fall,...

Thank you! I attended a TI workshop last fall, and it helped with balance/streamline a lot, but still can't flutter-kick and go anywhere. The TI coaches told me to practice lots of kicking, including...
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2012
Replies: 67
Views: 35,289
Posted By jtravis
Thank you, Alex, for making all these careful...

Thank you, Alex, for making all these careful observations and taking the time to point them out to us. I need to watch the video again, removing my "admirer" glasses and putting on my "critical...
Forum: Freestyle 02-17-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 9,508
Posted By jtravis
Paul, thanks for the encouragement. My doubts...

Paul, thanks for the encouragement. My doubts about being able to do a triathlon come not from a swimming fitness standpoint, but from a swimming skill standpoint. Last summer, I couldn't swim a...
Forum: Freestyle 02-16-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 7,105
Posted By jtravis
It wouldn't speed anything up for me, since my...

It wouldn't speed anything up for me, since my kick propels me not at all. :( If I lived within a day's drive of Coach Suzanne, I would be begging her to try to fix my kick (or help me figure out...
Forum: Freestyle 02-15-2012
Replies: 24
Views: 9,508
Posted By jtravis
Um, I'm a new swimmer, but I don't understand a...

Um, I'm a new swimmer, but I don't understand a word of this, except I know that SG=Superman Glide. I'm sure your triathletes will fare better than me.
To me, FP (no breath) means the focus point is...
Forum: Freestyle 01-30-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 13,204
Posted By jtravis
Mike, thanks for posting the text of the nodding...

Mike, thanks for posting the text of the nodding drill. I have now saved it and printed it. I need it!!
Forum: Freestyle 01-29-2012
Replies: 22
Views: 13,204
Posted By jtravis
Could someone post a link to Suzanne's "swim and...

Could someone post a link to Suzanne's "swim and nod" drill description? I seem to remember reading it once, but now can't find.
Forum: Freestyle 01-21-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,147
Posted By jtravis
A separate forum for videos is an excellent...

A separate forum for videos is an excellent idea!!!
Forum: Freestyle 01-20-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 3,986
Posted By jtravis
Do you actively lift legs and point toes?

When doing Superman Glide, or I guess anything else, should I consciously be activating my back muscles to try to keep my legs raised up? Should I be actively trying to keep my legs together? What...
Forum: Freestyle 01-20-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 12,439
Posted By jtravis
While doing my best stroke, I feel like I am...

While doing my best stroke, I feel like I am inhaling more air than water when I breathe, and that I may drown eventually, but not right then.

I hope that if I keep practicing TI, my best stroke...
Forum: Freestyle 01-13-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 13,233
Posted By jtravis
Thanks so much, cynthiam, plumflower, and...

Thanks so much, cynthiam, plumflower, and everyone else! I will use all these suggestions and let you know whether it helps.
Forum: Freestyle 01-12-2012
Replies: 30
Views: 13,233
Posted By jtravis
Should I practice Superman Glide or Superman Flutter?

Plumflower, congratulations!! That is wonderful you improved so much. It's also encouraging to me, since my legs sink badly. If you could improve, maybe I can too!

For the experts: should I spend...
Forum: Freestyle 01-11-2012
Replies: 9
Views: 3,967
Posted By jtravis
I'm a total beginner and have no criticism that...

I'm a total beginner and have no criticism that would be worth anything. I just wanted to say, wow, you are so smooth! You have inspired me to want to practice more and keep after the drills. I hope...
Forum: Freestyle 01-08-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,506
Posted By jtravis
Thank you Butiki! I think you are correct--the...

Thank you Butiki! I think you are correct--the term from the Perpetual Motion is Swingskate, not Swingswitch. I was going by memory, which is always dangerous. (It's the drill where you pause with...
Forum: Freestyle 01-08-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,506
Posted By jtravis
Equivalencies of switches

Is this correct?

Zenswitch=swingswitch
underswitch=spearswitch.

What about overswitch? Are there any other obsolete switches or semi-equivalent names?

I just got the Easy Freestyle DVD, and so...
Forum: Freestyle 01-04-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 3,333
Posted By jtravis
Mail slot entry-where is it described?

The mail slot entry is frequently mentioned on this forum. Where is it described? Or can someone explain it clearly? I have the yellow book and the perpetual motion DVD, and I don't recall it being...
Forum: Freestyle 12-31-2011
Replies: 102
Views: 65,163
Posted By jtravis
HTFU???? Sorry, I'm completely puzzled. From the...

HTFU???? Sorry, I'm completely puzzled. From the context I'm thinking it means working hard to improve your fitness (instead of working on technique)...but I'd like to know what it really means!
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