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Well...I've been working through the Total Immersion "Freestyle Made Easy" program for two weeks now. (For those of you that don't want to read the whole post...I'm very happy with things so far).<br><br>
I started swimming in October of last year in preparation for my first Tri this May in Memphis. My first day in the pool I couldn't even do one length Freestyle before I came up gasping for air.<br><br>
I joined the Masters swimming class hoping to gain some instruction. I continued to swim for a couple of months not making much progress. I got to where I could swim 100M freestyle before I had to stop due to lack of oxygen.<br><br>
I didn't like how things were going so I did some research and decided to pick up the TI books and DVD. I spent the next two weeks working through the drills in the order they're laid out in the program.<br><br>
This morning was my second day in the pool with my newly rebuilt stroke....I WENT 35 MINUTES ALL FREESTYLE...NEVER HAD TO STOP!<br><br>
Needless to say...I'm thrilled with the results so far. Unless I have some sort of a catastrophic setback (like I completely forget everything I've learned) I can actually see myself completing the swim now. I didn't count my lengths...I just wanted to see if I could do 35 minutes straight.<br><br>
I'm sure the program isn't for everyone...but those of you with serious swimming issues may want to give it a shot. It's the best $50 I've ever spent on training gear.<br><br>
-jason
 

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Testify, brother!<br><br>
Seriously, congratulations! I bought the book and find it really useful -- I think I need the DVD, though. I'm not getting a couple of key things and some visuals would help.
 

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I rented the DVD from <a href="http://www.smartflix.com" target="_blank">www.smartflix.com</a><br><br>
Kinda like Netflix for instructional videos. Cost me $10.00.<br><br>
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J,<br><br>
I was like you in that my first foray into the pool yielded about a half length before I had to stop and stand up. But unlike you, the pool director, with sparse instruction, got me to get my head down and I took it upon myself to learn to breathe. I did watch and practice TI, but I'd say it was just helpful in getting the concepts. It seems to me that if you embrace TI you will swim perfectly but slowly.<br><br>
But your experience sounds completely different! Kudos!
 

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TI is where I got my start...got me through my first tri...I picked up some bad habits from it...but I corrected those.<br><br>
Good job! ROCKSTAR!
 

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Thanks Tithers.<br><br>
Today I did 35 minutes straight without any struggling. Tomorrow I'll try to count the lengths to get an idea of how far i'm going.<br><br>
I feel way more relaxed in the water after doing the TI method.<br><br>
Just out of curiousity...what sort of bad habits did you have to unlearn?
 
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