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by Don Wright
Thu Apr 21, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Blind leading the blind ? Novice teaching learner ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Blind leading the blind ? Novice teaching learner ...

Hi "Sprinter"! Think you have made too many wrong assumptions. I did originally concoct a somewhat "acid" reply to your post - now removed ! I wonder if it is possible for me (as an "addict") - to refrain from any further posting on the forum, and just look at what's th...
by Don Wright
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Blind leading the blind ? Novice teaching learner ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Blind leading the blind ? Novice teaching learner ...

... Also we have been starting from stationary float, so maybe push/glide start may help a bit? ... Yes, I think TI call this "The Superman Glide" - pushing off from the wall (or making a forward lunge from a standing attitude when away from a wall) with one arm outstretched in line with ...
by Don Wright
Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Blind leading the blind ? Novice teaching learner ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Blind leading the blind ? Novice teaching learner ...

Ji "ydrol"! Regarding my comment about "Pressing the Buoy" to get the legs up a bit higher and making inhalation a bit easier. For sometime I have had doubts about the efficacy of the buoyancy shorts I wear over my "speedos". Am on my 2nd pair since I was recommended to...
by Don Wright
Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Blind leading the blind ? Novice teaching learner ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Blind leading the blind ? Novice teaching learner ...

...The next step I thought was rotating to breath ... however her head becomes submerged after a few strokes and more so when she turns to breath. It doesn't look like she is lifting her head. Her whole body sinks fairly quickly as she exhales (legs first) I think we should postpone breathing and g...
by Don Wright
Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Electric Swimming!
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Re: Electric Swimming!

At first, Janet's head action reminded me strongly of that GoSwim drill I mentioned (mixing front end FS arm action with Dolphin kicking rear end) - in which you grab a lungful of air and get the head back to the front quickly so as to initiate an undulation. However I couldn't see any up/down actio...
by Don Wright
Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Electric Swimming!
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Re: Electric Swimming!

...May I suggest that swimming fast even feels like the trotting gait of a horse!... Not in my experience! if you have ridden a trotting horse, think one of the first things us Brit riders have to learn, is the skill of "bump trotting" (OK so cowboys don't do it ! :) ). Otherwise, the fre...
by Don Wright
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Electric Swimming!
Replies: 8
Views: 1139

Re: Electric Swimming!

...Now when it comes to the hips I would have thought they are more of a swish movement but I am beginning to think they are an electric movement in that the swiftness of rotating them side to side and the degree of rotation are both tied to forward speed... For most of my mini FS sets I use should...
by Don Wright
Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Flip turn choices
Replies: 26
Views: 3563

Re: Flip turn choices

Not having much PC luck this morning! Thought I'd try using the "IE" browser instead of Google "Chrome" to look at that Race Club video - and that worked OK! But then I missed the "deadline" for advance-booking of my wife's "Spin" class for next Sunday (due to...
by Don Wright
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Bilateral breathing
Replies: 23
Views: 3167

Re: Bilateral breathing

...many wrongly think loping is how much you bob up and down and that aspect is actually a bad thing. Think we can blame "GoSwim"" for that - some 4-or 5 years ago they issued a couple of clips saying "enjoy the thrill of the sort of fast movement that elites make!" - or wo...
by Don Wright
Sat Apr 16, 2016 7:02 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Flip turn choices
Replies: 26
Views: 3563

Re: Flip turn choices

Hi "Sprinter"! Am having a lot of PC trouble accessing some websites and any associated video clips - my PC just "freezes". So haven't been able to look at the race club flip turn stuff yet (PC doesn't like it, or my SIPE thread clip). Think my "JAVA" s/w is out of date...
by Don Wright
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Flip turn choices
Replies: 26
Views: 3563

Re: Flip turn choices

I see after consulting what swim books I have, that I could have saved myself a bit of grief over my efforts to do flip turns - rather than make "The Turtle" mistake that Melissa Hubley demos in the clip I included/referred to in my earlier post! The photos in M's great tome show too much ...
by Don Wright
Fri Apr 15, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Flip turn choices
Replies: 26
Views: 3563

Re: Flip turn choices

Found a clip by Melissa Hubley in which she describes at 0:52 in the clip - what is very close to the effect I currently get (apart from going so low, the back of my shoulders bang against the floor tiles! :roll: ). Melissa calls it common mistake #1 "The Turtle"! Ends up with the body too...
by Don Wright
Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:42 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Flip turn choices
Replies: 26
Views: 3563

Re: Flip turn choices

Thank you Mike! I'll try that "chin tuck, looking to the knees and curl up a bit more"! I was pressing the palms downwards, towards the bottom, when my arms were at the sides, just before the head down bit - to assist my rotation forwards.
by Don Wright
Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Flip turn choices
Replies: 26
Views: 3563

Re: Flip turn choices

Not about choices (unless it's a case of "do or not to do it"! ;) ) Thought I would re -visit my little efforts at this skill - but ended up with similar problem as on last attempts. OK, so I manage the tumble, but as my head comes on around facing upwards, bent arms moving above the head ...
by Don Wright
Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: "SIPE" - lung impairment for older swimmers?
Replies: 0
Views: 1958

"SIPE" - lung impairment for older swimmers?

As fellow members probably know from my occasional moans in posts am beginning to wonder if SIPE ("Stress Induced Pulmonary Edema") might be part of my problem - and also that of my wife. Will talk about her first - because I suspect she might have "a bit of fluid on the lungs" p...
by Don Wright
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Shoulders Swimming - (not another furniture scam)
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: Shoulders Swimming - (not another furniture scam)

...Your problem with that unmentionable alternative swim site (free of furniture spam); could it be a java problem? ... Thanks for the video clip link. What A lot of different styles we freestylers have in our "toolbox"! My old Tom Jager DVD shows him doing a 100m "warm-up" - so...
by Don Wright
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Bilateral breathing
Replies: 23
Views: 3167

Re: Bilateral breathing

Inhalation disturbs the body's flow through the water - turning the neck to inhale in the bow wave trough takes precious time when the mind is not concentrating on what the arms/legs are doing. That's why short distance sprinters inhale as few times as possible - commensurate with energy expenditure...
by Don Wright
Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Skulling Headaches
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Skulling Headaches

Hi again "ddt83"! Reckon Tom is right, and you suspected it as well : - I have improves no end in Skull 1 and 2, however that is only with my head down in the water, in a normal swimming position. If I lift my head out of the water as recommended, my legs sink like a stone, even with a Pul...
by Don Wright
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Skulling Headaches
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: Skulling Headaches

... So I have sinking legs, this is due to my hand entry and extension being too high in the water and the inevitable push down that comes with it, see sawing my legs down as a swim. ... if I put my head down, up bob the leg s. i don't think i change how i am skulling with my hands when my head is ...
by Don Wright
Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Shoulders Swimming - (not another furniture scam)
Replies: 9
Views: 1428

Re: Shoulders Swimming - (not another furniture scam)

... However, owing to the forces of say the right the arm moving, it is necessary to have the body switching fast onto its right side as the hand lands in the water... Aha!!! Now we are on to another aspect of the arm action. Am a great believer in using what I call "corkscrew momentum" o...

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