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gndprx
September 5th, 2007, 09:19 AM
Okay, I know I've been out for a while but I can't recall ever hearing a term you guys throw around quite often.

Noodler

Probably a stupid question, but what/who exactly is a Noodler?

SwimStud
September 5th, 2007, 09:34 AM
Okay, I know I've been out for a while but I can't recall ever hearing a term you guys throw around quite often.

Noodler

Probably a stupid question, but what/who exactly is a Noodler?


My understanding:

Generally: someone not swimming laps or intervals. Usually setting off just as you head into a turn. Head up breaststroke.

Specifically: some with one of those floaty noodles doing exercises/lounging/getting in the way in the water. Glares when spashed even though surrounded by water.

So a noodler in a lap lane gets a little annoying...

The remedy: splashy fly or crawl...

If you experience regular noodling you should consult your aquatic director. I got into an argument with a noodler-extreme and the AD sided with me!

aquageek
September 5th, 2007, 09:58 AM
Here is an example of a noodler.

quicksilver
September 5th, 2007, 10:02 AM
The bane of most aquatic centers...in case there's not a separate area for them .

They like warm water.
They don't like splashing.
They travel in herds.

SwimStud
September 5th, 2007, 10:02 AM
Here is an example of a noodler.

More of your personal gossip and venting Geek?

geochuck
September 5th, 2007, 10:05 AM
Once you find out what a noodler is you will become very knowlagible with swimming terms. I try as much as possible to stay away from using these terms.

Here is a partial list http://www.staps.uhp-nancy.fr/foad_natation/swimterms.htm

Some more http://www.swimalberta.ca/parents/swim-speak-glossary-of-swimming-terms-2.htm

And more http://www.wsumastersswimming.org/workouts/lingo.html

And more http://www.pittsfordswomen.homestead.com/files/SWIM_TERMS2.htm

gndprx
September 5th, 2007, 10:19 AM
Once you find out what a noodler is you will become very knowlagible with swimming terms. I try as much as possible to stay away from using these terms.

Here is a partial list http://www.staps.uhp-nancy.fr/foad_natation/swimterms.htm

Some more http://www.swimalberta.ca/parents/swim-speak-glossary-of-swimming-terms-2.htm

And more http://www.wsumastersswimming.org/workouts/lingo.html

And more http://www.pittsfordswomen.homestead.com/files/SWIM_TERMS2.htm



Good links. Although I am familiar with about 90-95% of those terms...just hadn't seen "noodler" before but it makes perfect sense now that it's been explained :D

Thanks again all.

geochuck
September 5th, 2007, 10:24 AM
A noodler is a person who is dreaded by all lapswimmers. When I go to Mexico the pool is filled with noodlers. Even worse then noodlers are the floaties, those big air filled sunning mattresses.

The Fortress
September 5th, 2007, 10:26 AM
Don't forget these important terms.

http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?t=7707&highlight=terminology&page=2

geochuck
September 5th, 2007, 10:30 AM
Don't forget these important terms.

http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?t=7707&highlight=terminology&page=2

Best one there is

Terminology - a swimmer never made.

When I teach I keep it simple and demonstrate what I want to happen.

islandsox
September 5th, 2007, 10:42 AM
Here is an example of a noodler.

Wow, nice picture of yourself! (just joking!)

The Fortress
September 5th, 2007, 10:46 AM
Fort - I thought we were not supposed to bring up Speedo Man in our posts anymore????

Despite Mr. Heather's comment to the contrary, I thought we had been running low on dreck lately.

And I've seen you posting that Borat thing more than once!

geochuck
September 5th, 2007, 10:52 AM
Despite Mr. Heather's comment to the contrary, I thought we had been running low on dreck lately.

And I've seen you posting that Borat thing more than once!

Dreck can get pretty messy for sure. I hate dreck when it gets on the deck.