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by Don Wright
Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Shoulders Swimming - (not another furniture scam)
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: Shoulders Swimming - (not another furniture scam)

...It's all about preventing shoulder injury from taking the recovery arm too far back.,. Hi "cottmiler"! That web-site you quoted mucks up my PC - it's not the only one that has that same effect!. My cursor/mouse "freezes" and I have to re-boot the PC - maybe there's a sneaky f...
by Don Wright
Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Stroke hard to finish
Replies: 9
Views: 1463

Re: Stroke hard to finish

..."hand flinging" at the end of the stroke is out of fashion, also for sprinters, and perhaps for good reasons. Push backwards, with shoulder, chest and triceps, and with additional acceleration below the stomach (for really going fast), but apparently no need for that added hand action ...
by Don Wright
Wed Apr 06, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Flip turn choices
Replies: 26
Views: 5449

Re: Flip turn choices

Hi "IM-prover"! I see what you're getting at! : - ... I tried to turn my less preferred way today (anti-clockwise) and it wasn't pretty! ... oftentimes it feels in readying to turn you move from the side of the pool to the other so that the actual turn is done in the 'lane' you will resume...
by Don Wright
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Flip turn choices
Replies: 26
Views: 5449

Re: Flip turn choices

I think IM is referring to which direction you corkscrew when pushing off the wall? ... You must be right, and also about things like, which arm does the last stroke, being irrelevant - had forgotten how it ought to be done! :oops: I had a mental image of a bod not tumbling vertically, but at an an...
by Don Wright
Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:29 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Flip turn choices
Replies: 26
Views: 5449

Re: Flip turn choices

Not a flip-turner - but intrigued by this! Surely it depends which arm you use as you do your last full arm stroke towards the wall before the forward tumble (vertically!? - not tilted a bit on the side - puzzled by the clock/anti-clock reference unless it's for lane direction protocol). Like most t...
by Don Wright
Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:44 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Stroke hard to finish
Replies: 9
Views: 1463

Re: Stroke hard to finish

I liked the so-called "High Swingers" drill - I use it most of the time in my ordinary FS swimming. It's a very good description - the arm swings high on exit as a continued "flinging" action that starts UW with the beginning of the push phase - of what I've found to be the most ...
by Don Wright
Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Speedo goggles fog up after 1 use, Tyr last longer?
Replies: 15
Views: 7257

Re: Speedo goggles fog up after 1 use, Tyr last longer?

Haven't you bods been around long enough to learn that rubbing a bit of saliva on the inside of the lenses (crudely - a bit of "gob"!) on the lenses before you get in pool water eradicates most of the fogging. OK so you may not think it particularly hygenic - but it works and is easier tha...
by Don Wright
Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:04 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Did Ian Thorpe Overglide?
Replies: 30
Views: 26429

Re: Did Ian Thorpe Overglide?

After a long time thinking about the "conflict" that arises if both arms are propelling UW at the same time - lead arm pulling, rear arm pushing - I think we need to consider what happens to the water flow under the body, as momentum pushes it forwards. Even if the hands of the lead and re...
by Don Wright
Mon Mar 28, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: CSS Suggestions Required
Replies: 13
Views: 1905

Re: CSS Suggestions Required

Hi "GoManGo"! Sorry about the over keen-ness to see you make great strides - I'll "back off". It's all going to take time in your case - months, possibly a year or two - before you feel really happy about swimming FS and can swim to your own satisfaction (sans PB) - and it doesn'...
by Don Wright
Sun Mar 27, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: CSS Suggestions Required
Replies: 13
Views: 1905

Re: CSS Suggestions Required

Hi "GoManGo"! Having read this thread to see how you were getting on, and noted this post extract : - Yeah, I did them with the pullbuoy. I swim with that all the time except when I am doing drills to try and improve my posture. Bringing your legs to life is really important for swimming. ...
by Don Wright
Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: trying to improve my breastsroke and swimming
Replies: 8
Views: 1573

Re: trying to improve my breastsroke and swimming

Think you're right in saying the smart snap adds little to propulsion - doesn't Maglischo quote the result of an experiment using dye? [ Yes! - see bottom of page 238 and top of page 239 in "Swimming Fastest"] In that, as the breast-stroker snapped the legs together, most of the dye washed...
by Don Wright
Thu Mar 24, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Are you pressing down at the front?
Replies: 10
Views: 2177

Re: Are you pressing down at the front?

If we press the entering hand down on the water at the front, the legs are pushed down immmediately and we end up swimming uphill. How do know if this is happening? I do fist swimming. If I press down, I have problem with breathing because with fists it is harder to rise my head . The red highlight...
by Don Wright
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: trying to improve my breastsroke and swimming
Replies: 8
Views: 1573

Re: trying to improve my breastsroke and swimming

Hi Mike! Just "chimed in on this" out of general interest - I was writing about the "leisure" form of the stroke - obviously not the competitive one which has developed "way beyond my ken"!. With the "wave" style bobbing up/down - the attitude of the arms/hand...
by Don Wright
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: trying to improve my breastsroke and swimming
Replies: 8
Views: 1573

Re: trying to improve my breastsroke and swimming

Your topic set me recollecting what I found helpful when I was able to swim breast stroke. The kick is too painful for my grotty knee joints now, so breast stroke is "out"! After the kick I endeavored to get my legs up as close to the surface as possible - so as to screw the best advantage...
by Don Wright
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: New Member Query
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: New Member Query

Sorry to read of your long "lay-off" due to the bike crash injury. Best wishes for your return to swimming! Coach member "gavinp" did a swim analysis for me some 4 or 5 years ago (I still cringe at the memory of how pathetic my efforts were at the time - exposed to public scrutin...
by Don Wright
Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: New Member Query
Replies: 4
Views: 1228

Re: New Member Query

IMO before you think about an Arnie or some other guide - get the book - although it shows "best practice" I don't think it helps eradicate existing faults! The guides are OK if you can swim at least 100m or more, without getting knackered by breathing issues etc! If you want to cure any t...
by Don Wright
Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Are you pressing down at the front?
Replies: 10
Views: 2177

Re: Are you pressing down at the front?

If we press the entering hand down on the water at the front, the legs are pushed down immmediately and we end up swimming uphill. How do know if this is happening? Hi cottmiler! As an oldie I know very well when am doing it - it hurts a lot if I press an arm down from the extended position, due to...
by Don Wright
Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: How to swim. No EXPERICENCE
Replies: 1
Views: 623

Re: How to swim. No EXPERICENCE

Hi Alan! From experience, if you want to swim, but not sure how to start - would suggest you start off in very shallow water by the sea (when the water temperature is bearable for a short while! ;) ). I say in the sea, because the salt water is more buoyant than ordinary swim pool water. Just see if...
by Don Wright
Mon Mar 14, 2016 8:48 am
Forum: Swim Types!
Topic: Help with identifying my type please.
Replies: 46
Views: 11898

Re: Help with identifying my type please.

I don't like the snorkel and may not use it anymore . Why? Because I can fake good form for short periods, and what stops me is my breathing, so my first-order problem is to get much more experience breathing. ...Today I wanted to see if I could swim without the neoprene shorts , as all of my recen...
by Don Wright
Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: does everyone here subscribe to 'feel for the water'?
Replies: 8
Views: 2041

Re: does everyone here subscribe to 'feel for the water'?

Suppose I must have clicked on a "Yes Please!" subscribe box when I bought the Mr Smooth animation over the SS website - nearly 6 years ago. I always look out for the blog in each Friday's email stuff, and move it to a "swimming folder" for later reference. IMO its interesting/he...

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