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Old 05-29-2018
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Originally Posted by qsjcraig View Post
So it's been almost three months. I'm still going to the pool about 2-3 times a week (missed a week with a bad cold) and frankly, I'm ready to throw in the towel (no pun intended)

I've gone through two coaches now, and while both are very nice and eager to help, 95% of what I've been taught goes completely against what I'm reading, watching and practicing with TI and/or what I follow through other areas like Tower 26, etc. (been coached to breathe every 5 or so strokes, keep a steady strong kick, etc)

I've given the Master's practices a rest for a while because without fins, I'm still unable to swim longer than 250 yards without stopping...these people are doing 3k workout and I'm embarrassing myself.

I feel like my current ability is more brute force than proper swimming. Is this a common roadblock for people? The 200-250 yard mark?

Hi Craig,

Sounds like you're in LA referencing Tower 26 and I'm assuming Gerry Rodrigues. Come out as a guest to my Masters swims at LA Valley College, Sherman Oaks (corner of Bubank and Coldwater) and let's have a look. M/W/F 7:30-9p. Or Culver City Plunge Thurs 8-9p with LA Tri Club - I'm LATC swim coach (on deck and in water) too.

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