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by weuer
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: How Was Your Swim Today?
Replies: 833
Views: 111397

Re: How Was Your Swim Today?

Inter-school meet today. Swam 4 events: 200 medley relay, 50fly, 50free, and 200 freestyle relay. Placed first in medley relay, second in 50free and in freestyle relay, and in the 50fly I swam in the under-20 group rather than my own under-16 and came second last. Exhausted. What I learnt is that I ...
by weuer
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:47 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Legs dragging through the water? Help appreciated :)
Replies: 7
Views: 2161

Re: Legs dragging through the water? Help appreciated :)

In about 6 weeks I'm entering a triathlon...or should I say "Try Hard Triathlon" ;) It's only a 300 metre swim - in a heated pool mind you! - but it terrifies me. When I go to do laps I can use a board and go all day, or breaststroke up and down happily for ages, but after about 100m of f...
by weuer
Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: How Was Your Swim Today?
Replies: 833
Views: 111397

Re: How Was Your Swim Today?

Swam today for the first time in 4 weeks. My speed seems to still be okay, but endurance is horrible.
by weuer
Tue Sep 22, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Early Vertical Forearm
Replies: 8
Views: 9087

Re: Early Vertical Forearm

Wow. Amazingly detailed explanation.

I don't really understand the picture for Phase 5, though. The swimmer is breathing to the left while the right arm is pulling? Huh?
by weuer
Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:03 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: How Many Continously Laps u can count?
Replies: 21
Views: 4221

Re: How Many Continously Laps u can count?

I don't count laps because I just follow the faster people. haha. The people at the front of the line must count, though, since they have no-one to follow.

I myself lose count really easily, though. And I mean REALLY easily.
by weuer
Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Not Your Day Feelings!
Replies: 11
Views: 1807

Re: Not Your Day Feelings!

I get tired far more easily on days of heavy air-pollution. My reasoning is that the haemoglobin in the blood bonds to other gases (e.g. carbon monoxide) and so less oxygen gets to the muscles, forcing hte body to resort to anaerobic respiration sooner than it normally would. Also, I sweat more on h...
by weuer
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:55 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: How does your Diet affecting Swimg?
Replies: 3
Views: 1220

Re: How does your Diet affecting Swimg?

I don't really know, since what I eat from day to day doesn't change much. However, I would guess that the reason your swimming performance seems slightly worse after consecutive days of meat-based food may be because the lack of dietary fibre in your diet means that more faeces than usual remain in...
by weuer
Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Uncertain Dive Technique
Replies: 11
Views: 5493

Uncertain Dive Technique

I'm constantly frustrated with my dive because I'm always uncertain what the best way to do it is. Arms: How to position hands in preparation? Grabbing the block or just touching it? Between feet or on either side? How to bring arms to streamline position? Around as in butterfly? Pull back and stab ...
by weuer
Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Names of dive starts?
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Re: Names of dive starts?

Thanks very much! Do you know what a "touch start" is, then? (...Does it even exist? :P)
by weuer
Sat Sep 19, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: The importance of the recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: The importance of the recovery

Thanks!

I've just viewed the youtube vids of olympic and world championships again and I noticed that the recovery really is faster than the pull.

I find that the limiting factor is the pace of the dolphin kicks; time to practice those! :)
by weuer
Thu Sep 17, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: What does your pool look like - inspired by Bjoern!
Replies: 4
Views: 1511

Re: What does your pool look like - inspired by Bjoern!

Found this picture of our pool on the government websites, but it was too big to upload, both by dimensions AND filesize, so here's the link: http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/15734218.jpg And in this image, also found online, you can see it's right next to the sea: http://kayinlam.com/pic...
by weuer
Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Names of dive starts?
Replies: 3
Views: 1090

Names of dive starts?

One foot back is track start, yeah? Both feet at the front of the platform is touch start? Or is touch start something else? If so, then what is the "both feet at front" start called?
by weuer
Wed Sep 16, 2009 6:05 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Warm-up Wobbles
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Re: Warm-up Wobbles

I pass it off to carbon monoxide concentration in the air.
by weuer
Sun Sep 06, 2009 7:30 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: The importance of the recovery
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

The importance of the recovery

I've always been under he impression that one's arms should "use energy" in the pull and relax during the recovery. However, my couch has recently begun to urge me to speed up my recovery in butterfly; apparently, I take too much time between pulls. How much of a role does the recovery spe...
by weuer
Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Eating prior swim session
Replies: 9
Views: 1891

Re: Eating prior swim session

NEVER EAT BANANAS BEFORE A SWIM. I took part in a biathlon once and had half a banana 20 minutes before swimming. Terrible business. Felt really really sick and had terrible stitches. On the other hand, nowadays, I tend to eat a McDonald's "Fillet O' Fish" about 35 minutes before swimming ...
by weuer
Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:10 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Tips on Tumble Turns
Replies: 10
Views: 3985

Re: Tips on Tumble Turns

I think I have the same problem. Well, practice makes perfect, they say.
by weuer
Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:09 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: fins/why
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Re: fins/why

Fins help to ingrain the correct leg motions.
by weuer
Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: BILATERAL BREATHING
Replies: 12
Views: 3358

Re: BILATERAL BREATHING

You're not doing anything wrong. It's just that breathing bilaterally means the intervals between your breaths are longer, so you're not getting enough oxygen for respiration. Keep practicing and it'll get better as your body becomes more efficient in oxygen use.
by weuer
Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Taper?
Replies: 3
Views: 1310

Re: Taper?

There's a lot of factors that go into the length of the taper - how much training you've done, how important the race is and how long the race is. Do you have a particular race in mind we can advise for? Heats for my school's annual swimming competition are on Thursday 27th (it might be a bit late ...
by weuer
Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Talk Swimming!
Topic: Training schedule...
Replies: 6
Views: 1886

Re: Training schedule...

Ah. Hehe... I see... No wonder. :oops:

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