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“Have you seen this video on Facebook Donal? Complete tool ”. "I mean what the hell Donal, is your sport all gobshites like that?" “It doesn't matter if you don't use Facebook. It was also on the news last night. Here it is on my phone. Look!" "What kind of fool is going to swim […]

“Have you seen this video on Facebook Donal? Complete tool ”.

"I mean what the hell Donal, is your sport all gobshites like that?"

“It doesn't matter if you don't use Facebook. It was also on the news last night. Here it is on my phone. Look!"

"What kind of fool is going to swim in a storm?" There was a navy red alert and everything! I saw this on the Twittter machine.

"That old boy walking into Blackrock pier right in the middle!" The whole of Galway is watching. The whole country now! I would hate to be that boy, he will be crucified.

“The wind is blowing like crazy. Look at this water. Like a washing machine. And look, go down the ladder but probably couldn't even walk properly on earth. Speedoes on him and everything, like a young boy. Jesus Donal. Middle of winter too. It wouldn't surprise me to do that. Not in summer either!

“Make them pay. Make the rescue services risk their lives for idiots. Who ever thought of rescue services? You put the emergency services in danger. Save idiots. What do you think the Coast Guard is for? You know what? They really should be paying.

"Yeah, seriously."

“I went swimming during my vacation in Portugal last year. Bloody frost. Colder than Ireland, I'm sure. Oh, lasted about five minutes. I'm pretty sure they ended up in my throat. Such a stupid sport, why do you do it?

“Look, I don't care. Any fool who forces a rescue service out for them should pay afterwards. "

“No, not you, Donal, it's different. But this little boy. He is different from you.

“Different is fair. Different-different, yeah. Ha."

“I agree Peter. But whipping horses, I think. No, wait, seriously. Seriously. I think we should bring the whip back to them. Think rescue services are cheap? I want the universal social tax to be removed from my paycheck, and we'll never get it back until we pay for the helicopter rescue of the idiots. Of course, yes. Politicians too.

“Well, I don't know Donal, I haven't seen the video with the woman swimming. Elderly lady? Well I guess she shouldn't be whipped. Make her pay though.

“Yeah, Donal, but you're a mad Bolshevik, we all know that. Worst possible combination. "

"Listen Donal, we've heard your joke about wearing speedos right now a hundred times."

"Over a thousand times ... I don't care if Mary chuckles, it was never funny and she has a little grá for you, that doesn't matter."

What do I think they should be doing? Well, I think their job is to go looking for sinking ships, searches and emergency medical transfers. Isn't that true Tom? John? Agree? "

“No Donal, they should never put their lives in danger. Well I guess yeah I guess they understand it's a possibility when they sign up. But they are all heroes and volunteers. Not all the idiots in winter. Not idiots like yourself.

"My daughter? I don't know. The ambulance didn't cost anything. Yeah, she was fine afterwards. Yeah, she's been fine for. Two years and three months now, knock on wood. Your head."

“No, I don't know that. Why is the cost of ambulances in America relevant? "

“No Donal. This comparison is stupid. Look at paying to take a taxi instead of an ambulance because you can't afford the American health care system has nothing to do with it. Ok, yes that's crazy. But it is not the same.

“It's a storm. Shouldn't go out. General rule. Make them pay. "

"Well, I can tell you if I was watching I would call Emergency on him. I can't wait, just in case I have him on my conscience."

"No, why should I pay to call them for him?" Don't be absurd, Donal.

"Okay, listen, I guess there's a slight chance someone won't call them under this circumstance." But now you are arguing.

"OK OK. Look. Maybe charging for emergency services could, I might say, be a problem. OK you could to be right. Look, I don't think you can tell Donal that charging for rescue services will result in loss of life, but okay, so far I haven't had enough time to think about it with certainty.

“Okay, that doesn't seem like it makes a difference. A storm is a storm. I do not know. How do I know which direction the wind is blowing in the wind? "

“Well yes, Galway on the north side of the bay. I don't know which direction he is facing. Where is?"

Dawn of winter at Galway's Blackrock Dive and Swim Pier

"Why does it matter that it's the south?" And why is wind direction important? It's all about strength. Everyone knows that the force of the wind is the only important thing ”

“Look at Donal, none of that matters. It's a storm. In the Atlantic, in winter. And I bet he's on the pension for god's sake ... He should have a cop.

“Not if it's an older version of Donal. Donal doesn't have a cop now, imagine how bad he is going to get.

"Okay, look, you are pedantic Donal." Okay, maybe it's a sandy bottom. Perhaps it is sheltered behind the pier from the Atlantic storms. Wind direction does not matter. It's winter. It's cold. It's a storm. Okay. He could be killed.

"Well, I to be drowned.

“But the waves are breaking on the dive platform. Look, if there's waves right out there, and he comes in, then he's not safe.

“Yeah, but he's a much older boy, he can't be such a good swimmer and I don't care what you say, it doesn't matter.

“All I'm saying is something needs to be done. Every winter is the same.

"You're just a fucking nutty boner again, Donal."

"Anyway, we banned you from talking about swimming during lunch and you're there again." Shut up, Donal.

“Hey guys, awesome TV football weekend ahead. Real sport, yeah. Do you know what the United manager should do? "

A winter storm hitting Doolin Bay and Crab Island, seen from above Doonagore Castle, with the Aran Islands in the distance


The following information was found on the Enjoy Swimming website. Tips like this and a whole lot more will be covered at the Nike Swim Camp at Trinity College this summer !

Having a good freestyle swimming technique is essential for an effective stroke. Being effective means either being relaxed while swimming at slow to moderate speed or swimming fast without being exhausted too quickly. The swimming tips in this article will help you become a more effective freestyle swimmer.

Keep your head in line with your trunk and look straight down toward the bottom of the pool. Don’t look forward because otherwise you will have the tendency to lift your head, which will in turn cause your hips and legs to drop and you will have to kick harder to keep them up.

Learn how to press your buoy, which has the benefit of keeping your hips and legs up without much effort. This freestyle swimming technique requires you to apply downward pressure on your head and chest. As your lungs are filled with air and very buoyant, pressing down your upper body causes the lower body to rise up through a lever effect. You then don’t need to kick that anymore.

Don’t lift your head just before breathing. This common error also causes your hips and legs to drop. Rather roll on your side and let your head roll a little bit further until your mouth clears the water. It should feel like your head was resting sideways on a pillow made of water.

Try to swim more on your sides rather than flat on your stomach and chest. Roll from side to side with each arm stroke. This allows you to engage the larger back groupes musculaires in addition to the shoulder groupes musculaires and improves your propulsion.

tera obtain an effective freestyle swimming technique you need to exhale continuously in the water while your face is submerged. There simply isn’t enough time to both inhale and exhale on the side during a breathing arm recovery. This also lets you relax more in the water.

Learn how to swim with a so-called high elbow. This freestyle swimming technique consists in flexing your arm and keeping your elbow high in the water during the under water arm pull so that your forearm is facing backward rather than downward for as long as possible, which improves propulsion.

While recovering your arm forward don’t extend it completely above water before letting it drop in the water because it increases drag and can also lead to swimmer’s shoulder over time. It is better to enter the water with your hand shortly after it has passed your head and then to extend the arm forward under water.

Save energy by using a relaxed two-beat kick for middle and long en ligne swimming. This means that you kick at the same pace as you stroke with your arms.

Make sure your palm is parallel to the water surface while it extends forward under water during the arm recovery. A common mistake freestyle swimmers make is to angle their palm upward at the end of the recovery. In that case they are in fact pushing water forward and slowing themselves down.

In the beginning, a nose clip can be useful because it keeps water out of your nose and so this is one less thing to worry about and you can relax more. Once your technique and gestion has improved later on you will be able to get rid of the nose clip without too much effort. Personally I used a nose clip for a year while learning the freestyle stroke before getting rid of it.

The 10 swimming tips presented in this article should help you improve your freestyle swimming technique. Some of these tips can be applied immediately, others will need some time to be mastered. So have a good time while trying them out and be patient if it takes some time to master them.

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