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by Tanethra
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Starting From Scratch
Replies: 4
Views: 1780

Re: Starting From Scratch

Hi JPC,

I've heard this progressive plan helps from Ruth Kazez http://ruthkazez.com/ZeroTo1mile.html

or these from British Gas http://swimbritain.co.uk/preparation/tr ... programmes.

These should get you up to the distances required in no time
by Tanethra
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:46 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Breathing Issues, drills and progression
Replies: 28
Views: 4157

Re: Breathing Issues, drills and progression

Here's that video analysis March 2013 . In the December 8 lengths was an impossible task for me. Bambino plus zero to one mile made it possible. Woody https://youtu.be/0gqedQU_2Wg Thanks for sharing your experience Woody. Good to hear you overcame the problems you had, interesting video analysis to...
by Tanethra
Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Breathing Issues, drills and progression
Replies: 28
Views: 4157

Re: Breathing Issues, drills and progression

Progression is motivating. Keeping going! Yes it is especially when you see improvements Anecdotal example, but exemplary, I think: my wife started learning front crawl, a few months ago. She can swim way more than 100 m continuously if she wants to. She nevertheless struggle to breathe properly (s...
by Tanethra
Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Breathing Issues, drills and progression
Replies: 28
Views: 4157

Re: Breathing Issues, drills and progression

Went swimming yesterday and I do think the drills are starting to work their magic. Definitely felt more relaxed with my face in the water and blowing a steady stream of bubbles by humming seemed to work better for me. Still work in progress on turning the head to breathe as I do swallow a bit of wa...
by Tanethra
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: What age did you let your child dip into the water?
Replies: 3
Views: 1196

Re: What age did you let your child dip into the water?

From memory we took our little one in not long after his jabs roughly 6-8 months old if that's what you mean
by Tanethra
Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Breathing Issues, drills and progression
Replies: 28
Views: 4157

Re: Breathing Issues, drills and progression

With the value of hindsight I wouldn't buy any toy's. I'd use a snorkel once or twice to see how limited my swimming is due to breathing, then get on with laps resting as much as I need between. Hate kickboards, just kick on side one arm forward other back, swap each lap. P.S...I'm carrying bugger ...
by Tanethra
Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Breathing Issues, drills and progression
Replies: 28
Views: 4157

Re: Breathing Issues, drills and progression

Congratulations! You will be competing with the Olympians soon... hopefully!!! I have respect for your determination. Learning swimming may be quite ungrateful, especially in the beginning and by self-teaching. I hope that you make progress quickly. How many laps can you swim without rest, so far? ...
by Tanethra
Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Breathing Issues, drills and progression
Replies: 28
Views: 4157

Re: Breathing Issues, drills and progression

Had a good session on Sunday working to the "Boosting the Bambino session A" even though my breathing technique isn't totally corrected, (I'm looking at the stars on my breathe stroke rather than doing the sneaky popeye), swimming was a lot easier. Whilst I've yet to reach the zen like tra...
by Tanethra
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Swim Britain training cards
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Swim Britain training cards

Was browsing the internet for some guidance on building stamina and endurance for swimming and came across these Swim Britain Training Guides that are free to download going from Beginner Level to Intermediate to Advanced. Look really straight forward and give some help to those who are beginning or...
by Tanethra
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Breathing Issues, drills and progression
Replies: 28
Views: 4157

Re: Breathing Issues, drills and progression

Already started? It is no longer courage, rather boldness! Its a new challenge and I want to do this and I'm enjoying it :D Keep going! It may take some time to control body balance. I am sure that it will come. My opinion on this: it is easier to breathe when the body is horizontal.The more the le...
by Tanethra
Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Breathing Issues, drills and progression
Replies: 28
Views: 4157

Re: Breathing Issues, drills and progression

Courageous decision. Hope that you will improve as you expect. Warning: swimming can be addictive! Keep going and posting! I'm certainly no Arnie but i wouldn't say I'm overly anxious in the water either :D but after watching a few bamino's strokes on the web site I can see where my faults lie esp ...
by Tanethra
Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Breathing Issues, drills and progression
Replies: 28
Views: 4157

Re: Breathing Issues, drills and progression

Decided to pick up the Swim Smooth Bambino stroke correction guide as I seems to me that's were I am atm with the breathing and rhythm problems that are hampering my progress.

I'll shall work through these drills and sessions and see where I am in a month or two.
by Tanethra
Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Breathing Issues, drills and progression
Replies: 28
Views: 4157

Re: Breathing Issues, drills and progression

Yes my wife could give me some pointers but with minding our young one whilst we take turns doing lengths is unable to see much though she did say it was "less splashy and a bit more controlled" Was she meaning you or your child? :D That made me guffaw in the office! She meant me, our 3 y...
by Tanethra
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:58 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Breathing Issues, drills and progression
Replies: 28
Views: 4157

Re: Breathing Issues, drills and progression

I won't say I'm unfit as I play squash regularly and just recently ran a 10k in 63mins but I ain't super fit either. Help please as I think I can crack this. You aint swim fit is the problem. I swam 25s with a reducing break time between them to get some swim fitness. Might not be the quickest way ...
by Tanethra
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Breathing Issues, drills and progression
Replies: 28
Views: 4157

Re: Breathing Issues, drills and progression

First of all, congratulations for taking the plunge in going swimming! I am not a certified coach, but willing to help, if you allow me. In your post, it seems that you are doing better when drilling on the side because you have more time to breath (so you write at least). In crawl, how often do yo...
by Tanethra
Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Breathing Issues, drills and progression
Replies: 28
Views: 4157

Breathing Issues, drills and progression

I went swimming on Sunday and tried to swim a couple of lengths freestyle in the 25 yrd pool. It didn't go great maybe I didn't prepare properly or held my breath too much than rather than blowing out but developed a horrible headache at the end of my 2 lengths and my heart was thumping away :cry: I...
by Tanethra
Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Introductions - Say Hello
Replies: 750
Views: 200673

Re: Introductions - Say Hello

Hi everybody, Just a quick line to introduce myself to the forum. Mainly learned to "swim" by my dad and had the class swimming lessons in junior school, (UK), were I earned the bronze and silver swimming certificates but unable to complete the gold much to my chagrin that my leg kick in t...

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