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Forum: Freestyle 08-14-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,682
Posted By Ladyfish
A few tips....

I agree with Westy, but will add that in addition to being able to swim the race distance in the pool, you will need some experience in open water. Your breaststroking expertise will come in handy as...
Forum: Freestyle 08-11-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 3,160
Posted By Ladyfish
GPS for swimming

Westy,

I have a Garmin 910X and it is outstanding for open water. The display is big and easy to read and it has a nice "vibrate" alarm that you can set for various distances ( might help with your...
Forum: Freestyle 08-07-2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,838
Posted By Ladyfish
Mr. Beamis and open water swims

Anyone familiar with the Twilight Zone may remember the episode with the librarian, Mr. Beamis. He was the sole survivor after a nuke. He was a "reader" and he never had enough time to read what with...
Forum: Freestyle 08-06-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,625
Posted By Ladyfish
more on sinking and SG

None of us here on the forum can second-guess your coach who knows you and sees you swim.

My comment is merely to point out that in my experience, there is value in continuing to pursue balance...
Forum: Freestyle 08-05-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 3,625
Posted By Ladyfish
Balance Drills are CRUCIAL!

It is tempting to rush through the balance drills but don't. I have been a student of TI for 6 years and I am still doing Superman Glide and Skating and learning from them.

If you have "mastered"...
Forum: Freestyle 08-05-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 6,842
Posted By Ladyfish
Absolutey-weight loss slows you down

Mossy,

With due respect to all the other posters- I have had this experience, having lost about 50 lbs and YES!---I noticed a slowdown after about every 3-5 lbs of weight loss. It is like having to...
Forum: Freestyle 08-01-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 56,176
Posted By Ladyfish
Tony, Interesting choice of words ("pull"),...

Tony,

Interesting choice of words ("pull"), Indeed, once the hand passes the hips, all that is left is instead to PUSH the water behind you. This is precisely what Shinji had us focus on. By timing...
Forum: Freestyle 07-03-2012
Replies: 11
Views: 7,915
Posted By Ladyfish
Simple Fix.....

Hi TriTri,

First, you have made great progress considering you have only been drilling for a few weeks. A few suggestions:

1.Learn to swim straight with your eyes closed. By doing this you will get...
Forum: Freestyle 06-19-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,914
Posted By Ladyfish
Thanks everyone

Thanks to everyone for your responses and suggestions. I suppose I am worrying too much about the precision here but hey! that is what we are all about right?
Forum: Freestyle 06-19-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,914
Posted By Ladyfish
How to manage turns with SPL and TT progressions.

I know this information is in the forum somewhere, but I am taking the easy way ( can you blame me?) and just asking again in case anyone can answer this real quick.

The problem is that as I work...
Forum: Freestyle 05-25-2012
Replies: 5
Views: 2,652
Posted By Ladyfish
Hi Jon, Thanks for positing your video. I am not...

Hi Jon,

Thanks for positing your video. I am not a certified TI coach but I am a triathlon coach with a passion for TI swimming so I hope I can help.

I see two main things:

1. You are pulling your...
Forum: Freestyle 05-24-2012
Replies: 20
Views: 7,083
Posted By Ladyfish
Andy, You can see how kind and supportive all of...

Andy,

You can see how kind and supportive all of the posters on this forum are. BUT, I completely understand what you are saying....some people are really good at things we struggle at and there is...
Forum: Freestyle 05-23-2012
Replies: 1
Views: 3,286
Posted By Ladyfish
Hey Rolie, My understanding is that there is...

Hey Rolie,

My understanding is that there is "advanced" and "beginner" breathing.

The beginner type should be used ( obviously) if you can't yet do the advanced type. Indeed, you may end up nearly...
Forum: Freestyle 05-23-2012
Replies: 84
Views: 56,176
Posted By Ladyfish
For me, it's definitely a snap!

After reading Terry's comments regarding explosive movements, I revisited the lessons learned in the workshop. I have done a few swims (non timed) with the "flick" model in mind rather than the more...
Forum: Freestyle 05-15-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4,897
Posted By Ladyfish
Nicki, Thanks for buying the book although it...

Nicki,

Thanks for buying the book although it sounds like your open water skills are excellent already! You did an excellent time. Congratulations.
Forum: Freestyle 05-15-2012
Replies: 13
Views: 5,651
Posted By Ladyfish
Don't Rush It

Hi Darren,

You must realize that there is a HUGE difference between being able to cover the race distance in the pool vs doing the same distance in a TRIATHLON! I teach open water skills to...
Forum: Freestyle 05-14-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4,897
Posted By Ladyfish
Thanks David, that helps a lot. I will start with...

Thanks David, that helps a lot. I will start with that and get working with the tempo trainer......what race are you going to do?
Forum: Freestyle 05-14-2012
Replies: 16
Views: 4,897
Posted By Ladyfish
Which SPL to use with TT?

I am sure this info is somewhere in this forum but there are so many experts out there I hope someone can give me a quick answer.

I can do one length in 9 SPL if I r-e-a-l-l-y stretch and swim in...
Forum: Freestyle 05-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 7,751
Posted By Ladyfish
Rajan, Let me back up one second first---rolling...

Rajan,

Let me back up one second first---rolling to the side is, in my understanding, no longer something TI strives for. In the earlier books and videos, it certainly was the goal- being entirely...
Forum: Freestyle 05-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 13,166
Posted By Ladyfish
Coordination issue?

About 40% of my swim students have have a hard time with keeping the eyes pointing down while the torso rotates. These folks tend to turn their heads with their torso.....perhaps this is an issue...
Forum: Freestyle 05-13-2012
Replies: 2
Views: 2,589
Posted By Ladyfish
Yep!

Yes, you have it right. This subject has been discussed at some length on the forum so you might want to do a search to learn more about it.

The mental picture I find helpful is the view yourself as...
Forum: Freestyle 05-13-2012
Replies: 7
Views: 7,751
Posted By Ladyfish
Core Strength in swimming

Core strength is a misunderstood concept and it is especially neglected when it comes to swimming. Think of your core as a deep bowl starting at your rib cage, down your front, sides and back. The...
Forum: Freestyle 05-10-2012
Replies: 4
Views: 2,649
Posted By Ladyfish
Using video analysis of the drills

One of the items required in the application materials to become a TI coach is video from various angles (above water, underwater, front) of Skating, Spearswitch, Swingswitch and whole stroke).

In...
Forum: Freestyle 05-03-2012
Replies: 10
Views: 7,043
Posted By Ladyfish
Swimsense v. Garmin

I have used my Swimsense (SS) three times in the pool and this is my impression:

I have not scoured the instructions on either unit so both may have capabilities that I am not aware of. I am a busy...
Forum: Freestyle 04-27-2012
Replies: 8
Views: 36,102
Posted By Ladyfish
Intermediate step?

Have the person squeeze their glutes when they kick. It is very difficult to do this and also pedal the kick. This will actually create a straight leg, scissor kick which isn't ideal either but it is...
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