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Swimming - learning and improving...

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:54 pm
by davidgwalker
I have been learning to swim for the last two months (thanks Nic for making me do it).

Its only now that I am improving a little. There are several things I suggest you do if you have not learned before:
1. get some goggles
2. get used to going under the water, all the way under
3. stick at it
[4. get some fins (flippers) - not sure yet, but my first use of them was a complete revelation! ]

Here are a few pages I found useful:
Tips on how to breathe and swim: ... _ages.html
Breaststroke: ... 0to%20swim ... 0to%20swim

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:12 am
by Guest

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 8:10 am
by Guest

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:38 am
by davidgwalker
Good Breaststroke videos:


And dont forget WHY you should learn to swim: ... e_swim.htm

"I keep losing me birds", That bloody Mike he swims like a fish...

How to dive next???!!?? :shock:
This will make you laugh:

That'll be me that will.....

Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:42 pm
by davidgwalker
Training fins - do they work?

Yes, they improve the muscle movement by neuromuscular patterning: ... =printable

Its worked for me, previously I could not complete even a width when attempting the leg-kick workout with a float (front-crawl kick), now its relatively easy without the fins.

The fins I use: ... TZTRAINFIN
Read what others say: ... rofinz.htm

Next the snorkel, I have chosen the TUSA imprex hyperdry, reviews: ... q-reviews/

More later....

Good Breast stroke workouts

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:30 am
by Guest

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 9:02 pm
by davidgwalker

Goggles - with prescription lenses

Posted: Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:27 pm
by davidgwalker
I tried my new goggles last night for the first time: ... 360022076/
Excellent - did not need to adjust them once and they did not leak in.

You add prescription lenses for £9 each: ... 360028200/

The best goggles I have ever used :)