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geochuck
July 31st, 2009, 10:56 AM
I have just been on the Swim Smooth Site. I just downloaded their desktop appliction amazing stuff from them.

Have a look http://www.swimsmooth.com/

Bobinator
July 31st, 2009, 02:45 PM
Wow, this is a cool site! I'm going to order some of those paddles! I think they're just what I need!

geochuck
July 31st, 2009, 11:25 PM
I am downloading the coaches version, the other pay for versions appear to be very good also.

stillwater
August 1st, 2009, 03:50 AM
Mr.Smooth has an amazing hand entry, there is no splash.

However, he should work on his head position, as it appears to be a bit high. The pitch angle of his hands seem to be a bit acute, but that could be my bias.

He looks back when he takes a breath, a no-no in my book.

Seems like he is always exhaling. Must have big lungs.

Mr. Smooth's kick seems to be a bit out of synch with the force phase of his stroke.

He seems like a fairly good swimmer. If he gave us his times I could give more feedback.

Kudos to Mr. Smooth for not wearing one of those tech suits.

smontanaro
August 1st, 2009, 07:29 AM
I'm going to order some of those paddles! I think they're just what I need!

You might try tennis balls first. They'd be cheaper and you probably have a couple laying around...

rtodd
August 1st, 2009, 07:51 AM
Looks like Lezak. Where's the 150 SPM speed?

SolarEnergy
August 1st, 2009, 12:21 PM
Cheers to Mr Smooth!!! This is nice innovation.

Thanks for bringing this on this Site Geochuck.

What does the coach version does?

geochuck
August 2nd, 2009, 11:06 PM
I am downloading that version on Monday will let you know.

geochuck
August 4th, 2009, 09:27 AM
Some interesting facts from Swimsmooth.

Grant Hackett during 1500m World Record: 76 SPM, Swimming speed: 58.3"/100m, height: 1.97m

Ian Thorpe during 400m World Record: 72 SPM, Swimming speed: 55.0" /100m, height: 1.95m

Michael Phelps during 200m World Record: 77 SPM, Swimming speed: 51.5" / 100m, height: 1.93m

Emma Snowsill during Gold Medal Winning Triathlon At Beijing Olympics: 86 SPM, Swimming speed: 79.4" /100m (OW 1500m No Wetsuit), height: 1.61m (5'3")

Laure Manadou during Gold Medal Winning 400m At Athens Olympics: 108 SPM, Swimming speed: 61.3"/100m, height: 1.78m (5'10")

Bobinator
August 4th, 2009, 10:28 AM
Thanks for pointing this site out Geochuck! I[ve downloaded the stuff! This was really what I was looking for, it's great!

miwoodar
August 4th, 2009, 12:00 PM
Very cool. Thanks for the link!

smontanaro
August 4th, 2009, 07:10 PM
Some interesting facts from Swimsmooth.

Grant Hackett during 1500m World Record: 76 SPM, Swimming speed: 58.3"/100m, height: 1.97m
...


George, I don't understand the swimming speed. What does 58.3"/100m
mean? Aside from the mixed units, inches divided by meters would be a dimensionless number after applying a meters/inch conversion.

???

Thx,

Skip

beluga
August 4th, 2009, 09:23 PM
George, I don't understand the swimming speed. What does 58.3"/100m
mean? Aside from the mixed units, inches divided by meters would be a dimensionless number after applying a meters/inch conversion.

???

Thx,

Skip

In this case the " stands for seconds rather than inches,

58.3"/100m = 58.3 seconds/100m

jim thornton
August 4th, 2009, 10:03 PM
Interesting site. The advice they give about kick patterns in freestyle are exactly the opposite of what Jon Olsen told me to do at the Race Club. Mr. Smooth does it the way that feels more natural to me, and since I have reverted back in this direction anyway, now I can do so guiltlessly.

geochuck
August 4th, 2009, 11:27 PM
Thanks for answering the question. I was not here all day I was at the pool.
In this case the " stands for seconds rather than inches,

58.3"/100m = 58.3 seconds/100m

nhc
August 4th, 2009, 11:31 PM
I saw your subject title a few days ago and thought you were looking for a past forum member with the user name "Mr Smooth"... until now I just found out what it is about! :D Thanks for the very nice site!

notsofast
August 5th, 2009, 05:48 AM
Some interesting facts from Swimsmooth.

Grant Hackett during 1500m World Record: 76 SPM, Swimming speed: 58.3"/100m, height: 1.97m

Ian Thorpe during 400m World Record: 72 SPM, Swimming speed: 55.0" /100m, height: 1.95m

Michael Phelps during 200m World Record: 77 SPM, Swimming speed: 51.5" / 100m, height: 1.93m

Emma Snowsill during Gold Medal Winning Triathlon At Beijing Olympics: 86 SPM, Swimming speed: 79.4" /100m (OW 1500m No Wetsuit), height: 1.61m (5'3")

Laure Manadou during Gold Medal Winning 400m At Athens Olympics: 108 SPM, Swimming speed: 61.3"/100m, height: 1.78m (5'10")

Doesn't Manadou have a two-beat kick? Does this mean she makes up for the kick with a faster stroke?

SolarEnergy
August 6th, 2009, 11:28 AM
Interesting site. The advice they give about kick patterns in freestyle are exactly the opposite of what Jon Olsen told me to do at the Race Club. Mr. Smooth does it the way that feels more natural to me, and since I have reverted back in this direction anyway, now I can do so guiltlessly. The kicking patter (6beat) displayed by the Mr.Smooth is timed the way I have been used to teach.

Most important point, during the most powerful (and propulsive) phase of the arm pull, leg same side as the arm pulling is kicking.

And as a bonus, opposite leg is synchronized with arm entry (that is, left arm enters, right leg kicks). So it's no wonder why it feels more natural, this pattern is the one that provides for the best balance I find.