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Well...I bought the TI swimming book for Triathletes and rented the "TI - Freestyle Made Easy" DVD.<br><br>
This morning in the pool was my second day of drills. I have to say...I'm already feeling much more comfortable in the water. I feel more "supported" by the water as opposed to "fighting to stay at the top".<br><br>
Tomorrow morning will be Day 3...we'll see.<br><br>
Prior to this I couldn't do more than 2 lengths freestyle before I had to flip over onto my back to catch my breath.<br><br>
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Gee I have been there too. The TI really did help me a lot. I still have a long ways to go, but now I don't have to side stroke 98% of the time, just to breathe.
 

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I'm about 4 months T1. I've had periods of real progress followed by periods of total frustration. It works, supposedly. I'll let you know for sure after my Oly in April. I broke down and got a swim coach, too. Wasn't getting anywhere on my own.<br>
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I have the tape also--just need to find time to watch the thing--but I am glad to hear that there are others out there that struggle with the swimming. I did my first tri--completely doing the breast stroke (and I was very last)..so I vowed to learn to swim.....to date..I can only swim 25M on freestyle...but after I completed my workout today I had time to kill so I made myself swim probably 400M of freestyle--even if I had to stop in the middle of the pool--but I refused to do the breast stoke--it felt good--felt like I was making some progress......thanks for letting me not think I was the only one <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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You guys will do fine. In 2004 I could not swim...at all.<br><br>
Once you embrace freestyle you’ll see, there is no other stroke. Oh wait, there is your “backup stroke”, and you do need to coddle that a bit, so you can still depend on it in a pinch.<br><br>
Total immersion is all about perfection. But let’s face it, you will race before you are perfect.<br><br>
I think #1 is breathing. Who’s not in favor of being able to breathe. Both sides. Either side. One side twice, then the other side once. ANY side.<br><br>
Real improvement comes slowly. Be patient, or live at the pool.
 

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This morning was Day 3 with the TI method.<br><br>
Today focused on arm recovery....i think they call them "zipper" drills. I'm definitely feeling much more comfortable in my stroke. I was definitely swimming with my "arms" rather than with my "core". I can feel a big difference.<br><br>
I'm still not anywhere near swimming an entire mile freestyle...but I can already tell a big difference...I don't dread my swim days anymore.<br><br>
Not sure that it would be worth a $500 workshop...but it's definitely worth the $50 I spent on the book and DVDs.
 

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WTG!!! I am jealous!--guess I need to break out my tape and watch it.....just gets overwhelming for me....<img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 
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