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Subject: IMFL Swim progress update
Well, I took your advice and hired a swim coach to check things out and he has really helped me get my stroke mechanics down. I just had my best swim ever in the pool so feeling very encouraged. On a funny note, while I was swimming several days ago a man in his seventies was swimming in lane next to me. We struck up a conversation after workout and he gave me some advice. He told me to hum and count to three as I am exhaling under water. I know, I know... I thought the same thing - this guy is nuts. Well, what do you know, I tried it and my breathing is 100 times better! I dont know if I wasn't fully exhaling or what, but when I hum while exhaling and count to three, my breathing is much, much better. Now that everyone is having a great laugh at my expense....

2013-08-06 12:48 PM
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Subject: RE: IMFL Swim progress update
Well done!! Glad to hear you are having some good progress!
2013-08-06 4:35 PM
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I love your post!

I've been swimming most of my life, but I still hum every now and then! It absolutely works and will often just help me settle down a bit.

I actually hum a song... "Do Wah Diddy Diddy"

Keep up the great work!

Edited by shellabree 2013-08-06 4:37 PM
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