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by cottmiler
Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Cottmiler in Perth 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6676

Re: Cottmiler in Perth 2016

Adivio: These words are from a well known American swimmer from T.I in his Nov 29 blog. "Between age 20 and 55 I slowed by only 10%, or an average decline of only .28% per year. Between 55 and 64 (last March), I lost a further 21%, an average performance decline of 2.3% per year." I am 68 ...
by cottmiler
Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:16 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Cottmiler in Perth 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6676

Re: Cottmiler in Perth 2016

This video taken today was accidentally slow motion but to me it is strangely hypnotic.

https://youtu.be/NGSMkj-I1EA

I can see the usual problem of the hand hesitating out front.
by cottmiler
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:28 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: The Twitch
Replies: 12
Views: 5600

Re: The Twitch

We finally managed to get some footage of the "Twitch".

https://youtu.be/WjzBkV95SHM

I am flicking the body over before any significant pressure is on the pulling arm.

It needs careful viewing to see it.
by cottmiler
Mon Nov 28, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Cottmiler in Perth 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6676

Re: Cottmiler in Perth 2016

People of my age can only hope to own one or two of the following options: Rythm Cadence 75 spm plus Bilateral breathing Stamina and strength Flexibility Flappy feet Long distance endurance Style Good technique Open water sighting Open water competitive toughness Speed etc. I am still chipping away ...
by cottmiler
Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Cottmiler in Perth 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6676

Re: Cottmiler in Perth 2016

NC - comments noted, thanks. SA - the body,s axial rotation change of direction has several contributions. One is help from the hand pressure on the water at the front, a second is the foot,s pressure and a third is the "twitch" from the core. I know TI mentions the arm weight helping. TI ...
by cottmiler
Thu Nov 24, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Cottmiler in Perth 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6676

Re: Cottmiler in Perth 2016

Thanks. This wasn,t my Shelley style but rather more like Sarah McLarty,s "slap-slap".

Best drill? 3 guesses?

Yes, right first time! - Swimming with all year with an ankle band.
by cottmiler
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Cottmiler in Perth 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6676

Cottmiler in Perth 2016

For amusement purposes, here is cottmiler swimming a few strokes less than 20 hours after arriving from England to Perth, WA.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=g2eh3fdVKVI
by cottmiler
Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 41267

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

That's really inspiring to us all! I think your lesson was worth $5000. I have swum in Paul Newsome's squads and had stroke correction with Shelley Taylor-Smith plus many Open Water Tuesday sessions with ST-S, but I think your lesson beats all that. In a couple of day's time I shall be back in Perth...
by cottmiler
Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 41267

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

NC gunaydin! Have you tried Fist Drill with Ankle Band with naturally your favourite Catch - Up timing? I've been trying to stamp out catch-up recently but the brain is recalcritant (having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline). When we run along the road, we don't u...
by cottmiler
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 41267

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

The problem with catch-up is that it takes over the whole stroke and embeds the wrong stop-start action. Paul Newsome does not favour catchup and once you are hooked on it, it seems very difficult to get rid of it. Once you discover the drug of gliding along then you have wrecked your future improve...
by cottmiler
Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 41267

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

NC wrote Notes: today i realized once again that swimming with and without bands makes no difference in pace. This is the true test of correct body balance. Today in the pool was a young wannabe triathlete, working really hard with paddles and a pull buoy yet her feet were trailing half a metre belo...
by cottmiler
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 41267

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

Have you tried fist drill with ankle band yet?
by cottmiler
Fri Oct 21, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season
Replies: 201
Views: 41267

Re: Nightcrawler's 2017 Season

nightcrawler said a few days ago Today I again focused on the catch and pull mechanics, especially my right elbow is low during the catch and pull phases, I paid attention on the rotation of the elbow from the shoulders during the catch and tried to maintain that high elbow in the pulling phase. May...
by cottmiler
Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Swim Post - New Drill - Fist/Ankle Band
Replies: 10
Views: 2628

Re: Swim Post - New Drill - Fist/Ankle Band

Thanks woody for the nice observations. Terry Laughlin of T.I wrote recently that he swam competitively and coached for 20 years before he discovered body balance. That transformed his appreciation of what swimming is all about. My thread "The Twitch " of Aug 2nd 2016 describes a light bul...
by cottmiler
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Unco with an Ankle Band (Thread 2)
Replies: 5
Views: 1999

Re: Unco with an Ankle Band (Thread 2)

I needed the big body roll because I needed to get forward speed or else the legs dropped. It is still "work in progress".
by cottmiler
Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Watch Chloe Suttons channel
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Re: Watch Chloe Suttons channel

I had a bit of fun this morning trying Chloe's method of using big hand paddles but held at the base, not with the normal thumb hold. I used the Finis Agility paddles and as she says, there is no place for a curley wirly stroke action or else they fall off. I need half a dozen laps before it felt co...
by cottmiler
Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Reverse Catch-up - "Ratchup"
Replies: 6
Views: 2097

Re: Reverse Catch-up - "Ratchup"

Here is a video of my Ratchup drill:

I had a slight rhythm error on the right arm going and but the return lap shows it off better.

https://youtu.be/r94zEarwn0I
by cottmiler
Sat Oct 08, 2016 12:10 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Watch Chloe Suttons channel
Replies: 2
Views: 1182

Re: Watch Chloe Suttons channel

The first video is especially useful.

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