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Swimming Instruction

Post by tsparks » Wed Oct 04, 2006 11:29 am

Does anyone know of anyone around the Lexington/Richmond area that is capable of offer swimming instruction? And I don't mean basic swim lessons.

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Post by michaelzr2 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:09 pm

Specifically what are you looking for? EKU used to have a good program but im not sure if they still have it.
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Post by tsparks » Wed Oct 04, 2006 12:12 pm

Well, I can swim, I just need some work on my technique. I want to do lap swimming and right now it's a struggle. I think I know what I need to be doing, but it's very hard to figure out what I'm doing wrong and especially how to fix it.
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Post by lordjim_2001 » Wed Oct 04, 2006 1:10 pm

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If it were me, I'd email George Villarreal: [email protected] , he's the swimming coach here at Transy. He might be able to give you leads to someone in Lexington.
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Post by Crankmas » Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:06 pm

stroke and turn your head up and breathe turn face down and stroke again and kinda go like that and be careful when to get near the edge so as you don't hit your head and have to have someone define "is" for you

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Post by OZ » Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:11 pm

Crankmas wrote:stroke and turn your head up and breathe turn face down and stroke again and kinda go like that and be careful when to get near the edge so as you don't hit your head and have to have someone define "is" for you
Are you still talking about swimming?



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Post by Saxman » Wed Oct 04, 2006 5:12 pm

Contact Susan Cox. Her and her daughter in law teach the masters classes at UK and is incredibly cool.
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Post by Josephine » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:23 pm

if you're ever in dayton let me know - i can teach you. here are some basic things you can do that will help you learn to swim better.

use a kick board to work on your legs. for flutter kick (freestyle kick) your feet should bearly break the water. they need to be right on top - you don't want them all the way submerged or too high where you're kicking air.

you can also use a "pull buoy" to work on your stroking. basicly, it's a peice of foam that fits between your legs. it will hold them up while you can think about how your arms/head need to work together.

by seperating the two parts and working each individually, it will help when you try to put them together. it's kinda like patting your head while rubbing your stomach. once you figure it out, muscle memory will take over and then you can work on speed and refining technique.

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Post by tsparks » Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:51 pm

Thanks for all of the advise. Since you all are so helpful, how can I improve my balance in the water? I think that a lot of my problems stem from this.

I've read books, magazines, and watched videos and swimming is just something that I haven't been able to figure out.
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Post by Mboss » Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:53 am

The pull buoys Josephine mentioned also act as floats. If you are having problems with balance or keeping your body high in the water, the buoys are great! They'll also give you an oblique workout that you will never forget!
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Post by OB Juan » Sun Oct 08, 2006 8:21 am

Yeah just ask any of these ass hole on the board They're all experts in all fields.
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Post by marathonmedic » Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:29 pm

Have you tried the Total Immersion progam yet? It's a bit on the pricey side if you want the weekend clinic, but the premise behind it focuses on balance and efficiency in the water.
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Post by Jill » Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:32 pm

The High Street Y has intermediate swim classes.

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