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comment Learning to swim without water or a pool
Thanks, @Sean Duggan, that is far more to the point.
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comment Learning to swim without water or a pool
Actually, in this case what is needed is comfort for being splashed or submerged, hence recommending submerging for a short time, shorter certainly than is needed for fitness or competitive swimming.
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comment Endurance and stamina issues in swimming
Anyone, even the most fit, will become exhausted after swimming a short distance if they are fighting the water. Are you leaning hard forward so your hips are riding high in the water? Do you have your face in, and rotate it to the side to breathe? Do you keep your legs relatively straight while kicking?
Nov
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comment Why do I consume so much air?
Some very fit people can use more oxygen than the average person. Although they are more efficient for the same action as another person, they can simply do more and require a higher metabolism to do so. Higher metabolism requires higher oxygen.
Aug
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comment Will this be enough to make me fit
Unless very obese you shouldn't focus on weight loss at your age, just fitness and healthy eating. You haven't given enough information to determine if you even should lose weight, as BMI charts are useless. You train a lot, and I suggest that you read books and watch YouTube videos about cooking and working out to help make your training more effective.
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answered Why is my swimming fitness so much worse than my cycling and running fitness?
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answered Recreational vs Competitive Breaststroke Timing
Oct
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comment What are good home-exercises for a 7-year-old swimmer to increase stamina, endurance and GPP?
A competitive group for 7 year olds (or 9yo for that matter) should always focus on skills but as they are taught, reinforce them through reasonable distance, repetition, and varying effort to eventually transition each skill to actual racing events, and then go to actual meets periodically to test those skills. If this isn't happening, at risk of there being "too many cooks", perhaps it is worth considering those lessons for some of the training. Tough choice, but you are considering the right things!
Oct
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comment What are good home-exercises for a 7-year-old swimmer to increase stamina, endurance and GPP?
It sounds like you are concerned about "junk yardage", and I would be too as a long term concern. I can't count the number of 12&O swimmers I have worked with who were previously injured by pushing it without great style. It would also be a shame to have to choose between lessons and a competitive group, as kids get motivated by being together in a team. [cont]
Oct
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comment What are good home-exercises for a 7-year-old swimmer to increase stamina, endurance and GPP?
b) In my opinion both as a parent and USA-S coach, I completely agree with you. I have a growing sample of kids who perform better than most 5 day a week swimmers in my region.
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answered What are good home-exercises for a 7-year-old swimmer to increase stamina, endurance and GPP?
Oct
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comment Swimming practice for adult beginner
You need a course that will teach you how to be comfortable in the water and balance horizontally well if you want to become a lap-swimmer! Don't worry about buoys yet. They are a crutch if you don't already know something about balance.
Sep
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comment (Re)Learning how to swim
The point, however, was not about FQS, but about TI being a useful tool on the path.
Sep
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comment (Re)Learning how to swim
Front quadrant swimming as a concept pre-existed TI by quite a bit. It is discussed in Swimming Even Faster and many other publications, and along with modifying the center of buoyancy, is based on a 'long hull' hydrodynamic concept. I didn't see any Olympic marathon or distance swimmers last time around who neglected this concept completely.
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