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11 December 2013 ~ Comments Off on Faster Breaststroke

Faster Breaststroke

Due to a recent shoulder injury (Sept.), I have not been able to swim with the freestyle stroke yet. Consequently I am only doing breaststroke. Today I just finished up a lap session in the pool and caught up with the Matt, the pool manager/coach. He gave me some good pointers on improving my breaststroke. […]

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31 December 2012 ~ Comments Off on Improving Swimming Flip Turns

Improving Swimming Flip Turns

This post is for those struggling with swimming flip turns. During the 2012–2013 winter season (the winter is when I do most of my swimming) I have found that open turns are faster for me, but nearly every source indicates that a flip turn is the only way to go when swimming freestyle. Hmmm, read […]

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05 February 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Sinking Legs while Swimming

Here it is February and I have been consistently swimming since November of last year (2 – 3x a week). On my last post I reported problems with bi-laterial breathing. I have finally settling into breathing on one side, every other stroke (instead of every third stroke as with bi-lateral), BUT I switch sides every […]

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17 November 2011 ~ Comments Off on Swimming & Breathing

Swimming & Breathing

This fall, because it is too cold to cycle comfortably, and since there is not enough snow to ski, I have decided to try swimming for part of my cardio workout (I also visit the weight room). I have been going to the local college pool where I have been receiving lessons from a student […]

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