Total Immersion Forums  

Go Back   Total Immersion Forums > Freestyle
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-01-2013
azamy azamy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Herat
Posts: 124
azamy
Default My Swimmers' 100m Freestyle

Fellow TI'ers,

I am sure many of you know (from Terry's blog) that I am a self coached TI swimmer in Herat, Afghanistan. Last year in October I started coaching a small team of swimmers in Herat city. These guys knew nothing about swimming. They had learned to swim traditionally only not to drown and they could just swing their arms. I had a huge task ahead of me so I had to start with them from the basics. Thanks to TI! I started teaching them what I had learned from the self coached DVD, the book ESFE (Extraordinary Swimming for Everybody) and these forums.

Few weeks ago in one of our practice sessions I asked them to swim a 100m free - the fastest they can and asked a colleague to film. The video is not as good but it will give you a glimpse how much they have improved in a year.

I must mention that:

1. We trained only 3 sessions a week, 2 hours each session = 6 hours a week.
2. They haven't yet mastered flip turns - we are working on them.
3. They are not using TTs
4. They are all in their 20s - late starters.

The guy who filmed forgot to cover the other two. These are my best swimmers. Do you guys think their current level - training for a year is good? If yes it is all TI magic.

I am beginning to learn slowly about swimming after teaching it!

Here's the clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyhzLU9HSVk
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-01-2013
CoachSuzanne CoachSuzanne is offline
Coach
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 2,453
CoachSuzanne
Default

Very Impressive!
__________________
Suzanne Atkinson, MD
Level 3 USAT Coach
USA Paralympic Triathlon Coach
Coach of 5 time USA Triathlon Triathlete of the Year, Kirsten Sass
Steel City Endurance, LTD
Fresh Freestyle

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-02-2013
Talvi Talvi is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Lappeenranta, Finland
Posts: 1,675
Talvi
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by azamy View Post
...
4. They are all in their 20s - late starters.
...
I am beginning to learn slowly about swimming after teaching it!
That's late?!?! Sixty is late mate! :D (but I know what you mean)

Maybe there's a saying somewhere along the lines of: "When the teacher is ready the student will appear". If not then now there is!

Enjoy! :)
__________________
A psychological disorder is: "Any personal construction which is used repeatedly in spite of consistent invalidation."
~ George Kelly

"The water is your friend.....you don't have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move."
~ Aleksandr Popov
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-02-2013
Osmond Osmond is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 20
Osmond
Default

Great job!
I agree 20 is not late.... as long as your're upright it's never to late!
Osmond
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.