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2011-04-19 6:12 PM
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TROGDOR - 2011-04-16 5:17 AM I know it wasn't me. I wear fins when I do kick drills.

LOL

Me too. Plus I'm female. 

Worse for me as I am too stubborn (proud) to walk back to the wall.  I'll just start paddling my arms and pretend to be doing some kind of.. uh..  pull drill. 



2011-04-20 1:31 PM
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Quick question since we're on the subject of kicking here-

I just started out on the beginner's swimming program and one of the drills is a '4x25 kick'. Does this mean with a kickboard or without? I tried doing without and still doing my bilateral breathing, but I only get half the length of the pool before I sink.

Just want to get this clarified. I'm sure that's easy for some of you guys on here kicking the whole way without a kickboard, but man, it just seems damn hard to me!!

2011-04-20 2:24 PM
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Good swimmers have a good kick, period, end of story.
2011-04-20 5:30 PM
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Now there is a guy sorely in need of some swim lessons.

Or he could drop the kicking sets. I've not done a kicking set - of any kind, including kicking on my side without a board - in 12 years and not used a kickboard in 20 or more years. I've swum much better since I stopped wasting time and energy on kick sets. And my legs never tire in a race. 

I was in VA Beach on Monday. Swam for 5 minutes at Sandbridge. Would love to have gone longer but I didn't have a cap and the 52-degree water was giving me an ice-cream headache. 

2011-04-20 8:12 PM
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Total Immersion - 2011-04-20 5:30 PM

Now there is a guy sorely in need of some swim lessons.

Or he could drop the kicking sets. I've not done a kicking set - of any kind, including kicking on my side without a board - in 12 years and not used a kickboard in 20 or more years. I've swum much better since I stopped wasting time and energy on kick sets. And my legs never tire in a race. 

I was in VA Beach on Monday. Swam for 5 minutes at Sandbridge. Would love to have gone longer but I didn't have a cap and the 52-degree water was giving me an ice-cream headache. 

Do you kick and go backwards?

2011-04-21 12:37 AM
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vabeachnut1 - 2011-04-16 8:15 AM How is it possible to go BACKWARD while kicking? Seems to defy basic physics.

Runners' ankles.  They don't flex at all.  It's always good for a laugh when I try to use a kickboard.



2011-04-21 1:34 AM
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Its pretty easy to work on ankle flexibility.  Whenever you find yourself sitting down, in your office, at home, whatever, just point your toes and stretch out your ankle.
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