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Stroke Length ... what's all the fuss? by 4precious
Most videos of elite swimmers are posted on the web at half speed. So every once in a while, I double the playback speed to get back to real time. And the frequency at which those folks are kicking their legs and pin-wheeling their arms is always a revelation. I'm not sure I would believe how...
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January 29th 04 01:58 PM
by Donal Fagan Go to last post
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Ah Larry! by rtk
Larry Weisenthal wrote: As John Lennon and Paul McCartney said in "Revolution," .. "we all want to change the world." ..... ..... "You tell me that it's evolution, well, you know, We all want to change the world."
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December 24th 03 09:23 PM
by Nancy Taft Go to last post
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Impact of rec.sport.swimming by Larry Weisenthal
I've posted on this topic before, but I think that the take home message bears repeating. rec.sport.swimming has a not insignificant impact on the world of swimming. I have first hand experience from my own encounters, but I'm certain that the impact is generalizable to other discussants, as...
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September 15th 03 06:07 PM
by Mike Edey Go to last post
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Different Strokes for the Same Folks by [email protected]
Tiger Woods won the Masters golf tournamnent. (Maybe you heard). That means he has won the the most prestigious tournament in golf using three different swings. When he first came onto the tour in 1996, he had a very natural, powerful swing. He revamped the swing quite a bit under his then...
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May 19th 05 09:19 PM
by [email protected] (Larry Weisenthal) Go to last post
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Help my son was injured by another student by Susant
I have a son who is a Junior in High School and a championship swimmer. He was set to be on the sectional relay team and had qualified in three events for state so far this season. He has had a sore shoulder the last couple of weeks (end of "Death camp") so I took him to his regular chiropractic...
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January 21st 08 01:44 PM
by Duncan Heenan Go to last post
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Swimming ---Is Weight Loss Possible? by RECNEPS
I am a basketball player by trade, but love to run and swim to get in shape. Now that the years have stacked up on me, running is hard on the knees, therefore, swimming is the alternative. Is it truly possible to lose substantial weight (fat) from swimming, Ive been told that weight loss may be...
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February 18th 05 11:37 PM
by Silver0l Go to last post
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Propulsion From the Kick by Donal Fagan
In Chapter 1 of Swimming Fastest, p.38, under the heading, Propulsion From the Legs, Maglischo writes: "Swimmers probably accelerate the body forward during only the first portion of the downbeat of the front crawl and the upbeat of the backstroke flutter kick, but the cost is high because only...
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November 18th 04 06:33 AM
by Martin W. Smith Go to last post
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Proper form for using a kickboard by Pat
I know this sounds elementary, but I am not sure I am doing it right. Could someone tell me the proper form? Pat in TX
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December 12th 03 03:05 PM
by Shahin Malekpour Go to last post
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body position by Skipthomp48
Swim work out yesterday, shared lane with an ex-coach. I commented on his great technique, he stated mine not bad. However, he stated I could improve body position. "Yours not that bad, just need a little improvement" No time for his suggestions, so will seek some from the experts here. I do...
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March 29th 04 11:31 AM
by Richard Cant Go to last post
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1 Attachment(s) A TI God Sees the Light by Donald Graft
Continuing my crusade against "Terry Laughlin" and all things TI: http://swimfastest.net/misc/tigod.html Don
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November 16th 04 01:00 PM
by Martin W. Smith Go to last post
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1 Attachment(s) New Anti-Atkins Group by Steven RS Bayt
STEVE BAYT (Parma/Brook Park, Ohio) Well, I can't think of any groups members who most dislike Atkins then those I am posting to this afternoon. I have a long list of articles against Atkins by typing in STEVE BAYT Atkins Diet in google groups search. Instead of constantly trolling newsgroups, I...
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September 7th 04 09:56 PM
by Jason O'Rourke Go to last post
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Changing waters by [email protected]
If a swimmer is a proficient one-stroke junkie, in the event of the unexpected, does he have a better chance than someone who can do several strokes, but not to quite the same level of proficiency as the 1-stroker? Would someone who is not all that good at any stroke, but capable of demonstating...
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February 8th 05 12:50 AM
by Steve Curtis Go to last post
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Very unusual WR for Lenton by David W
Libby Lenton last night broke Britta Steffen's 100m freestyle WR of 53.30s, swimming it in 52.99s. She was swimming in the mixed 4 x 100m freestyle relay in the "Duel In The Pool", a fun event between Australia and the US at Sydney's Olympic pool. There were two men and two women on each team,...
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January 4th 12 02:12 AM
by DavidW Go to last post
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The Fat Epidemic: He Says It's an Illusion by Donal Fagan
The Fat Epidemic: He Says It's an Illusion by Gina Kolata, from NY Times 9 Jun 2004 Ask anyone; Americans are getting fatter and fatter. Advertising campaigns say they are. So do federal officials and the scientists they rely on. But Dr Jeffrey Friedman, an obesity researcher at Rockefeller...
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June 21st 04 07:59 PM
by rtk Go to last post
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AUSTRALIA! by Jack Verginner
WE ARE TRULY THE GREATEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD AT SPORTS. AND EVERYTHING ELSE. SUCK **** SEPPOS.
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August 31st 04 03:35 PM
by gennaro Go to last post
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New summer time tricks for an old swim dog by Larry Weisenthal
This is the season where there are lots of articles offering suggestions for summertime reading. Here are some things that I'm trying out for my summertime swimming. Last summer was the time for working on my lower lumbar arch (remember, don't think "arch your back," think "push up your butt"). ...
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June 28th 04 09:44 PM
by Steve Curtis Go to last post
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I am a Splash by George Dance
On Aug 8, 3:35 pm, Barbara's Cat wrote: BTW, diving won't break a neck either. BTW, you're full of ****. "Man breaks neck diving off pier" BBC News, 6/6/07
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August 16th 07 06:46 AM
by Dennis M. Hammes Go to last post
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a valid argument against doping, at least? by Olivier
Currently reading a very philosophical (but interesting ;-) book on high level sport / training / doping. It reminded me about Martin's arguments and discussions here about legalizing doping. For the first time in my life, I had to cope with the strange fact that my guts feeling (doping *is* bad)...
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August 24th 04 01:45 AM
by nelson Go to last post
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Hall's 50 win by Larry Weisenthal
Hall is amazing. Before the race, NBC plays a pre-race interview, in which Hall basically says he's going to win. Then he comes out in his gaudy red, white, and blue satin boxing robe and Everlast boxing trunks. Does the flex the muscle thing. I'm thinking...you've qualified 6th. The German...
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August 27th 04 05:49 PM
by Al Spohn Go to last post
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Mrs Atkins speaks by m. w. smith
A CNN article: http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/02/16/atkins.widow/index.html martin -- If you are a US citizen, please use your constitutional right to vote, because we badly need a new president.
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March 5th 04 04:27 PM
by MJuric Go to last post
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