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Old 07-17-2011
razevedo razevedo is offline
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Default Triyng to swim with a total immersion freestyle

Hi, guys.
This is my first post. I’m swimming since last October with out a coach. Nearly January, I found totalimmersions videos on youtube and, of course, I tried to imitate. Near the end of February, I tried no swim 1000 meters in a 25 meters pool. The clock stoped in 19m23s. After that, between April and June, I had some lessons with a coach. Last week, in holidays on the south of Portugal, I asked my wife to made some videos of my swim ‘style’. Can you, please, tell me what am I doing well and doing not well?
Thank you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8jMs...feature=relmfu


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eCVn...eature=related


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GuXK...eature=related
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Old 07-17-2011
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Originally Posted by razevedo View Post
Entry angle in clip three appears to be a bit steep. Clip two seems about right. Depth of spear can affect swimmer's balance; yours looks good.

You are not employing the TI-recommended 2B kick, so you may be doing more leg work than necessary for sustainable long-distance swims.
Scope out Terry's underwater scenes here.

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Old 07-17-2011
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Thanks, Borate.

Please, tell me another thing: the hand enters the water immediately after the head or a good bit ahead?
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Old 07-18-2011
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The hand enters the water immediately after the head or a good bit ahead?
About halfway between the head and full arm extension is a recommendation I have seen. Overreaching can disturb balance.

Reference this clip. Relax the wrist and enter smoothly with little or no splash or bubbles - then stretch out.

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Old 07-18-2011
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Also, you probably should try to widen out your entry it seems a little too narrow. In clip 3 it looks like you may be over rotating just a little as you breathe to your right which is evident by your leg splaying out just a bit . looking good !

Dave

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