After two partial days with Sheila Taormina, both swimming with her and then, watching her offer technique feedback on the videos of swimmers attending the Swim Speed Secrets Clinic, it was time for the “real” work to begin! I woke up early on Saturday, a little disappointed that I would not be able to swim … Continue reading
Filed under Swim Gear …
A History of Me in 25 Swimsuits – and why I can’t throw my old suits away.
I am often asked the question “Just how many swimsuits do you actually have?!?” The answer is, um, well, a lot. And it’s not just suits. There are at least 25 current suits in rotation, and then there are the bikinis, or my “recreation suits”, another 25 or so. Then there’s caps. A zillion? Two … Continue reading
My fantasy swim stuff aka Goodies I might need to have.
As a verified swim geek, it’s not just the actual swimming that I enjoy. I love the STUFF of swimming too. And occasionally, I have fun looking My new love? The idea of showing up at swim practice in one of these completely fantastic vintage swim caps I found on Etsy. Nothing would please me … Continue reading
Seeing in the deep – Using underwater photos to relieve swim anxiety.
I have some reluctant swimmers. It’s true. The water makes them nervous, or brings out anxiety. The water feels intimidating, or surprising, or full of unknowns, even when I am right there with them. One way I remove the mystery of what is going on under that water is by, quite simply, showing themselves what … Continue reading
My Superhero Dreams Made Real!
Thanks to 1 New Idea for the heads-up on this INCREDIBLE swimming Flight Suit, Oceanwings from Aqua Lung. There’s a video too. This movie shows how powerful are sub-aquatic activities feelings & emotions. Through out a neoprene wing suit called “Oceanwings”, the analogy between aerial and aquatic flight illustrates this intense tridimentionnal feeling met by … Continue reading
Need tunes for your swim? New Sony Walkman for swimmers due out in February.
According to the Tokyo Times, Sony plans to release in Japan, on February 16, a new walkman model designed for swimmers. The new model features a compact, lightweight design and has a generous onboard storage space of 4GB. The NWD-W273 series is water resistant to a depth of two metres, so it is not appropriate … Continue reading