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Oct
8
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
8
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
7
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.
Oct
7
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
11
comment (Re)Learning how to swim
The point, however, was not about FQS, but about TI being a useful tool on the path.
Sep
11
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.
Sep
11
comment (Re)Learning how to swim
I'd say that the skills in Total Immersion is necessary but sometimes not sufficient for meeting speed goals. Balance, rolling, and front quadrant swimming are an essential foundation that optimal propulsion can't decrease the need for.
Aug
8
comment Advantages of using the sidestroke
It is only more efficient when such military considerations as equipment, profile, and visibility are required. Compared to well executed freestyle or backstroke, it will take more energy and time to complete a distance, or it would be used more often in open water competition, where any stroke is legal.
Jul
8
comment Swimming for Fat burn
@TheSurrican, opinions aside, it actually does, and can be scaled to more exercise than almost any other. At one point in my youth I needed 5000+ calories a day to prevent being underweight, all from swimming. In the macro scheme, a calorie burned is a calorie burned.
May
19
comment Eating before workout
You absolutely eat before, perhaps during, and after a 120 minute workout, regardless of what kind of workout it is. Eat light, but eat. Prevent cramps and overtraining.
Mar
29
comment Body angle during freestyle
I am a Masters and USA-S coach. I do utilize TI techniques for myself and my swimmers but am not affiliated.
Oct
14
comment What are equivalent swimming and running speeds?
This is the best conversion I have seen, but many triathletes are swimmers as an afterthought so comparing a dedicated swimmer with a dedicated runner might bring a different result. Also, a 100m comparison, with water resistance at speed, won't compare closely to distance.
Aug
24
comment Swimming for muscle building and fat burn
In my youth I was a good regional/state swimmer at 6' and 185lb, and extremely lean. While cross training with weights helps, much of it has to do with avoiding overtraining and focusing on power and sprinting.
Sep
28
comment Open water swimming in winter
To take this a little further, ALWAYS swim with a lookout in a boat or on shore in cold water. Once you are hypothermic it may be impossible to save yourself, and even if you are usually ok, all it takes is one bad day.
Jun
23
comment How to strengthen the “foot muscle”
When I am walking for cross-training I usually wear them. I sometimes do 3-5 mile hikes at a fast pace using them, but I had to start with less. For going to the store I'm more likely to wear shoes or sandals.
Jun
23
comment What are the best ways for a beginner to ease into running?
And while waiting for the book to arrive from Amazon start walking a LOT now. As you get more comfortable with it, go faster and further. You'll be a better runner for it and will be less injury prone as you ramp it up.