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Old 07-26-2012
CharlesCouturier CharlesCouturier is offline
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Thanks Werner,

Since you seem to know the place, let me at least introduce myself to you, cause I may be a bit of an ethical case I donno.

I have my own business you know, I am merely curious about how TI is evolving. I own the yellow book, read it probably 6 or 7 years ago already. Found out that quite a few drills were standard at the U where I used to teach (not coach, but teach) swimming so I've had some level of comfort with a lot of the material.

Strong believer that balance is a silent but powerful force that can make all the difference, have been a fan of this aspect of what TI can bring. I've always had a bit of discomfort with such an obsession for distance per stroke hence the fact that I've kept my distances somehow, and probably that I could never actually become a TI instructor.

Not here to make any promotion of some sort, therefore I'd prefer not referring to any site, certainly not mine. I've accumulated around 15000 posts in 7 different forums under a different nickname, I just love to chat.

I was wondering if my presence could cause a problem? I do have a strong affiliation with SwimSmooth, but I'm certainly not here to oppose some other values against yours, nor em I here to claim that my own ideas are worth more than any other. After all, people of all types thinking in all sorts of ways often share the same podium.

My personal take is that forums should be demilitarized zones somehow.. But that's my personality, I love everyone...

Be frank, either here or by PM.

Oh, I almost forgot to introduce myself. I use my actual name as a nickname here (which is unusual), I live in Montreal QC Canada. I'm a computer specialist, working as a head coach of a tri team in a university (spare time). I've been in the field of swimming since 1988, when I began being a swim instructor for kids.

Thanks!

Charles

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retrospectively, I'd say this yellow book had a huge impact. It was the very first time I was seeing someone that passionate making link between the world of high level swimming (ref to Bill Boomer and others) and the grand public. It certainly played a role in motivating me to some day getting back to full time coaching. Admittedly, my biggest interest here is to see how TI evolves along with training on tempo. This tool obviously speaks loud, I want to find out what it tells you. How do you interpret the beep beep LOL

Last edited by CharlesCouturier : 07-26-2012 at 02:10 AM.
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