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  1. knelson's Avatar
    I'm sure all the kicking is boring now, but it will probably pay dividends when you are cleared to swim again!
  2. Sojerz's Avatar
    Missed hearing from you Alex. Hope you find some time to get in the water. Safe travels.
  3. Katia J Hoberman's Avatar
    Good Morning! And Happy New Years Eve🍾🎉
    Dec 24th I received an email from USMS informing us swimmers to check out this challenge. Go to or the front page of the site!!
  4. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rxleakem
    Here's to an easy recovery and final an end to the pain that you have been having with the elbow. Praying for you, Stewart.
    thanks. I believe your prayers were heard. I am feeling great. Thanks for the kind wishes.
  5. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by aztimm
    Great to hear you had a successful surgery, and hope your recovery continues as smoothly. I'm sure you'll be back in the water before you know it.
    thanks Tim. I was given the all clear to get back I need and start kicking today. I am not allowed any pressure on the joint so turns are a challenge but I am on the road to recovery.
  6. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by knelson
    Good luck with your recovery, Stewart!
    thanks Kirk.

    one of my training partners just moved to Indiana and I am thinking of putting the Chris Clark memorial meet on my travel calendar next year. Any interest in going? It would be awesome on lots of levels!
  7. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sojerz
    Great to learn, Stewart, that the surgery seems to have resolved the pain issue and went well. You can look ahead to a long future - time is on your side, as you heal and progress.
    thanks. I am glad I went through with this and can now move on. Still no pain and i am on the road to recovery.
  8. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by scyfreestyler
    Happy to hear you're on the road to recovery and that you're feeling good. Sounds like you're going to be doing a lot of kicking in the next few months. As fast a kicker as you've been in the past, I'm curious to see how much faster you'll get!
    i have a fast kick but it can always get stronger and I will have an opportunity to work on it for a while. I was given the all clear yesterday so kicking for the next few months started this morning.
  9. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwb
    Stewart, great to hear that you've had the surgery, it went well and you're on the path to recovery. Though my injury is different and I'm not yet sure if I'll be having surgery, instead of being your virtual (and sometimes in-person) training partner, consider me one of your rehab & recovery partners!
    i am so sorry Patrick. I hope you heal fast. Fingers crossed you won't need for surgery.
  10. StewartACarroll's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms
    Stewart you've been on my mind wondering how things were going. I'm so glad to hear that the direct pain you've been feeling is gone post-op. That's huge progress. I know it'll be really hard to hold yourself back from working out, but you'll get through it. I can't wait to catch up with you in the pool again sometime this spring. Be patient, grasshopper! Thanks for the update and Merry Christmas!
    - Kari
    thanks Kari. Things are going really well. I finally got the splint off yesterday and was given the all clear to start working out again. I was like a little kid this morning; all excited.

    Thanks for for the kind wishes.
  11. flystorms's Avatar
    Katia - what's the Gulf Masters Swimming Challenge?
  12. Rules Committee's Avatar
    Regarding knelson's question, no not necessarily. The turn is completed when the feet leave the wall. Once a swimmer makes a legal touch, the swimmer may turn in any manner desired.
  13. Rules Committee's Avatar
    Yes, that is correct. Once the feet the leave the wall, the swimmer must have attained a body position required by the stroke part of the rules. In the case of backstroke, if a swimmer make a legal touch with the hand, the swimmer could stand on the bottom of the pool "during the turn prior to pushing off of the wall to complete the turn. However, if a swimmer rotates past vertical, there cannot be any action independent of the continuous turning action before the feet touch the wall. So, it would not be possible to stand on the bottom during the turn in this case.
  14. Katia J Hoberman's Avatar
    Hi Kenny, my coach is strengthening my backstroke kick and position of my body to help save energy and prolong endurance. The otter is just simply kicking on your back having feet and toes just below the surface, big toes almost hitting each others tips, hips are slightly dropped, back is like the hull of a boat, core is tight, shoulders are alternating popping out of water. I hope that's a good description!!😆
  15. Kenny100's Avatar
    Katia, I have been a masters swimmer for awhile, but do not know what the otter stroke is. Could you tell me? Thanks

    Ken Gardner