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by Don Wright
Fri Mar 11, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Pool Etiquette For A Newbie
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

Re: Pool Etiquette For A Newbie

Don't feel bad about squeezing into the corner at the wall end of a good swimmers lane - I often do that myself while having a "pit-stop". :roll: As long as the good swimmer can do a flip or open turn, without brushing against you - it's OK - most lane swimmers have to cope with quite a fe...
by Don Wright
Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:23 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Need some advice on Technique
Replies: 25
Views: 3437

Re: Need some advice on Technique

... I was trying it yesterday and when keeping my hands in streamline position my hips were much deeper. Once I lowered the hands to lower position, hips went high automatically and the feeling of strain from trying to be flat in water disappeared. ...it can be useful to start from a float and very...
by Don Wright
Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Seeking Advice on Prescription Goggles
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: Seeking Advice on Prescription Goggles

Just an update! Thinking the "off-the-shelf, Swimmi 2" goggles might take a while to reach me, I sent off for a (plain eye pieces) "Cressi Skylight" mask opting for express delivery - in time for my next scheduled swim. In fact, the "off-the-shelf" ones arrived a day af...
by Don Wright
Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Sat Morn @ the pool : Underwater video
Replies: 15
Views: 2130

Re: Sat Morn @ the pool : Underwater video

...Correct there is no EVF , I was trying to do it. But I can't do it. My shoulders/arms are not physically able to at the moment. Arms too bent and out of alignment. Phelps does a center in-sweep, Adrian does not. .. Am I getting too fussy in my old age (14 years on from Sharky - and definitely fe...
by Don Wright
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Sat Morn @ the pool : Underwater video
Replies: 15
Views: 2130

Re: Sat Morn @ the pool : Underwater video

... And All that EVF stuff really screwed me up ...Basically I need to swim a certain way - that is arms driving forward and head hella low. Like LOW. No other way I can get my hips level ... I am a true sinker: all legs, short torso , heavy arms, and dense knotted up muscle fibers. So I have to si...
by Don Wright
Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Sat Morn @ the pool : Underwater video
Replies: 15
Views: 2130

Re: Sat Morn @ the pool : Underwater video

I see your wife's section with a PB was good in keeping balance, looked smooth - no bobbing up/down of head - interested to see she was using the "Making a Deeper Insertion" style arm water entry, demo-ed by Rhys Mainstone in an SS blog from 2011/2012. That's OK as long as the arm moves qu...
by Don Wright
Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:00 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Need some advice on Technique
Replies: 25
Views: 3437

Re: Need some advice on Technique

As has already been said - the legs are far too low. You seem to have a dramatic knee bend for your right leg! Try to keep both legs almost straight on the kick downbeats allowing just a little knee bend under water pressure on lower legs. Kick upbeats need to be done with straight legs to avoid &qu...
by Don Wright
Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Swim Types!
Topic: Help with identifying my type please.
Replies: 46
Views: 11898

Re: Help with identifying my type please.

Terrific advice in that clip - most of us will need to revisit this stuff and take it "on-board" when we get sloppy. Particularly liked the description of a bad leg recovery with a bent knee, as a "periscope" lift! I'll be trying these drills to compare with my just rapid flickin...
by Don Wright
Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Seeking Advice on Prescription Goggles
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: Seeking Advice on Prescription Goggles

Glad to see that the firm you recommended do magnification down to -12 in their "off-the-shelf" stock - so ordered a pair (about £50)! Until they arrive, I'll manage with non -prescription goggles. Had to for a while once before - not nice, 'cos won't be able to see if other swimmers are a...
by Don Wright
Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Seeking Advice on Prescription Goggles
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Re: Seeking Advice on Prescription Goggles

Thank you very much for the tip! I've sent the firm an email for info on how they might be able to help me. I didn't have a very "happy experience" with the USA firm I got my current goggles from. Being very short-sighted, a difference of only a few millimetres in distance of a lense from ...
by Don Wright
Wed Mar 02, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Seeking Advice on Prescription Goggles
Replies: 4
Views: 1179

Seeking Advice on Prescription Goggles

Hi! It's been an sad/unlucky time for me lately - especially as our much-loved nearly 13 year old little Cairn terrier had to be "put to sleep" (after he had a bad stroke, couldn't use his legs and scarcely knew where he was). A few days later, my "distance" glasses slipped off m...
by Don Wright
Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Swim Types!
Topic: swinger? but not sure. help needed. video incl.
Replies: 6
Views: 4973

Re: swinger? but not sure. help needed. video incl.

ah, about the feet, i try to point them, but my ankles are not the most flexible... Have you tried the SS idea of kneeling and then sitting back on your heels to help improve ankle flexibility - as a daily routine? At your age, you shouldn't normally experience problems with stiff ankles - so why n...
by Don Wright
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Swim Types!
Topic: Help with identifying my type please.
Replies: 46
Views: 11898

Re: Help with identifying my type please.

Hi "Sprinter"! Was interested to see the clips you linked in your above post - food for thought indeed! The EVF catch looks as if it will make for a weaker subsequent pull because of the shallow arm insertion and the consequent smaller backward-facing area, compared with a deeper straight ...
by Don Wright
Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Swim Types!
Topic: Help with identifying my type please.
Replies: 46
Views: 11898

Re: Help with identifying my type please.

I tried this and could not lift my arms at all : - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbp_UEqVfeo Ah now we're getting somewhere! An EVF catch - as well as nice arm recoveries with "spear-ins" at arm water entry. Could it be that Robert is not rolling sufficently when doing arm recoveries, t...
by Don Wright
Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Swim Types!
Topic: Help with identifying my type please.
Replies: 46
Views: 11898

Re: Help with identifying my type please.

Yes, I need to kick from the thighs. I can practice with a kick board...I tried again today trying to stretch out more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-BkiTBP3pU Good! I think your legs are closer together in that clip, except for that scissor kick as you inhale. I have the same problem when brea...
by Don Wright
Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:31 pm
Forum: Swim Types!
Topic: Help with identifying my type please.
Replies: 46
Views: 11898

Re: Help with identifying my type please.

Having read through this thread am absolutely :mrgreen: with envy at how Robert can get so much power from his kick (and swim so fast despite apparent poor form) - when his legs appear to be all over the place (especially the scissor-kicking as he rolls to inhale). I can only guess that the power is...
by Don Wright
Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:40 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: 2.4 mile swim
Replies: 11
Views: 6519

Re: 2.4 mile swim

... The hardest thing for me is kicking I can't kick I use the kickboard and I go no where. I wonder if that problem is the same as mine!? If I use a kick-board and kick in the normally accepted way, I actually move slowly backwards. The problem in my case is due to inflexible ankles, so that when ...
by Don Wright
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: do you struggle with the catch?
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Re: do you struggle with the catch?

...Accelerate the arm together with the bodyroll in the fa [s] t part of the underwaterstroke and let the rest of the movement be guided through the resulting bodyroll getting the arm over relaxed... Yus, there's more to it than the catch (as long as it's as far as feasible in front of the head, to...
by Don Wright
Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:54 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: do you struggle with the catch?
Replies: 3
Views: 979

Re: do you struggle with the catch?

...the girl in particular yesterday was way overrotating and letting her shoulder drop down under her chin. no catch, crossing center nothing good come from it. Ooh Er!- was she a beginner? :shock: IMO you don't get that sort of problem with a "classic" EVF catch, 'cos the upper arm shoul...
by Don Wright
Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: How to create power
Replies: 50
Views: 7905

Re: How to create power

...We all know that the water starts to feel like air if you really slow down and make very low speed movements in the water . It becomes floating instead working with making it solid under your arm while making your body as streamlined as possible. Floating and slowmotion swimming have their virtu...

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