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    Dec 14, 2007 6:19 AM GMT
    looking for other swim buds to talk about swimming, swim suits, ect
  • UStriathlete

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    Dec 14, 2007 6:40 AM GMT
    www.aquaticedge.org
    www.splish.com
    www.splishcustom.com or www.customsplish.com
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    Dec 14, 2007 2:41 PM GMT
    Nice sites US!

    I swim, not in competition anymore though... but i'm definately a water baby!
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    Dec 14, 2007 4:03 PM GMT
    I am definately down for talking swimming. I plan to squeeze into my speedo for the first time in too many years tomorrow.

    Feel like I am starting from scratch, but I am sure it will all come back to me.

    Would love to check in to see how y'all train and any meets coming up. My motivation will be to get in shape for IGLA.

    B
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    Dec 14, 2007 4:05 PM GMT
    Sure, I'm interested. Not a swimmer anymore, but I am an official for meets now, for whatever that's worth. Count me in!
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    Dec 14, 2007 4:05 PM GMT
    I've been meaning to start training again with Ohio Splash and actually competing... NOW if only i can find the time...
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    Dec 16, 2007 5:29 PM GMT
    What is the best training to do to help control breathing more? I always have trouble when I have to hold my breath when I have to be swim underwater for long periods.

    Does anyone have any pointers?

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    Dec 17, 2007 11:23 PM GMT
    i am a swim coach and former swimmer...i love working breath control. for strictly breath control drills we do under/overs. you swim a 25 underwater without breathing, however you would like but you can't come up. then you swim back on your back breathing the whole time. we usually do 10-15 50's on the :50.

    If you want to work breath control into racing, do a set of 200's. breathing every 3 on the first, every 5 on the second, every 7th on the third and every ninth on the 4th. then repeat. since your working breath control you can do them on an easier interval.
  • Road89

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    Dec 19, 2007 6:48 AM GMT
    Hey, I swim, and I know alot, bt I suck a breast stroke, so you can ask me anything else except that, and I love shopping for new gear.
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    Dec 21, 2007 6:01 PM GMT
    I'm a swimmer who can talk swimming all day long. I also have a nice collection of speedos and competition suits to talk about as well.icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 21, 2007 6:02 PM GMT
    mmmmm speedos!!!!!! Hit me up Chicago Swimmer LOL My e mails in my profile.
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    Dec 21, 2007 6:21 PM GMT
    Let's just get started talking swimming...

    Who swam what events? I was 200 Fly and 400 IM. Can't remember my best times, but I think I was 2:17 for the Fly and 4:47 for the IM.
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    Dec 21, 2007 7:14 PM GMT
    I've never competed, but i trained to. I still swim laps and document my time. I'm not that good, but i can swim for a long time.
  • dhinkansas

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    Dec 21, 2007 7:32 PM GMT
    StipperRocco in the pool in a speedo. Now that's reason enough to take up swimming.
  • DiverScience

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    Dec 21, 2007 7:58 PM GMT
    Swimming's awesome. Haven't competed in ages, but I used to swim butterfly and dive springboard. Also taught instructional swimming for like 9 years.

    Miss it.
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    Dec 21, 2007 8:40 PM GMT
    Has anyone ever done a two-day 'Total Immersion' workshop? There's one that comes around here locally, and I've been interested in going, but it's pricey. I've got the DVD, but nothing beats getting feedback from a real person.

    Here's a link:

    http://totalimmersion.net/freestyle-p1.html

  • SoDakGuy

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    Dec 21, 2007 8:54 PM GMT
    Um ... I don't know how to swim. Crazy, isn't it? I do modeling in it, yet I don't know how.
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    Dec 21, 2007 9:41 PM GMT
    SoDak.... you're kidding, right? icon_eek.gif
  • SoDakGuy

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    Dec 21, 2007 10:18 PM GMT
    Not a joke.
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    Dec 22, 2007 2:36 AM GMT
    I swim a mile three times a week. I love it. The routine I do is:

    warm up: 100 yds breast stroke

    25 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 25 butterfly
    25 backstroke, 100 freestyle, 25 backstroke
    25 breaststroke, 100 freestyle, 25 backstroke
    repeat

    then with paddles on my hands
    25 right side butterfly, 25 left side butterfly
    25 right side butterfly until halfway then full butterfly
    25 left side butterfly until halfway then full butterfly
    50 yards butterfly
    repeat

    50 yards 5 types of kicks

    50 yard sprints: butterfly and freestyle with warm down breast stroke between.

    That's what I have time for.

    Today because I had more time I went to lift weights for 30 min.

    I felt great!

    I like that breathing exercise that someone described in an earlier post.

    Frank


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    Dec 22, 2007 12:57 PM GMT
    I forgot to put after butterfly with the paddle I do 100ds:
    backstroke, breast stroke, freestyle.

    Frank


  • leaozinho

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    Dec 22, 2007 1:43 PM GMT
    I need a swim buddy.
    I need help keeping motivated to practice
  • manpit209

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    Dec 25, 2007 10:06 PM GMT
    I also like swimming and willing to chat with any of you on it! icon_biggrin.gif
  • UStriathlete

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    Dec 25, 2007 11:21 PM GMT
    check out www.aquaticedge.org

    they have great articles on breathing.

    and they are some much better than total immersion. should be called 'total waste of time'. IMO
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    Dec 26, 2007 12:41 AM GMT
    I love the smell of chlorine in the morning....

    Always up to talking swimming. ;-)

    Anyone going to IGLA in DC in June?