[nfb-talk] swimming (was: Bard(

Ray Foret Jr rforetjr at comcast.net
Thu Jul 15 14:57:04 CDT 2010


Just thought I'd ask.  
Sincerely,
The Constantly Barefooted Ray!!!

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On Jul 15, 2010, at 11:25 AM, John G. Heim wrote:

> If you swim laps and if you have a way to stay on your side of the lane, I'd like to hear about it.  I believe most lap pools have the swimmers keep right like on a road. You swim up the right side of the lane and on the way back you come down the other side. The best I've been able to do is to swim with my right arm flailing out so that i can touch the lane divider on every stroke.  That doesn't really work very well.
> 
> It isn't really very helpful to tell me my skills need to improve. After all, I already asked for tips on how to improve.
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>> A lane for yourself alone?  Why?  Is it your swimming skills that vastly need improvement; or, perhaps your blindness skills?
>> Sincerely,
>> The Constantly Barefooted Ray!!!
>> 
>> E-Mail:
>> rforetjr at comcast dot net
>> Skype Name:
>> barefootedray
>> 
>> On Jul 15, 2010, at 9:04 AM, John G. Heim wrote:
>> 
>>> So you're a swimmer, huh?  Do you ever have to share a lane? If so, how do you do it? I have never managed to do that successfully. Here at the pool at the University of Wisconsin, I call ahead and they set a lane aside for me so I can have it to myself. Its only a minor sacrifice because there are usually several lanes with only one person in them. So when they reserve a lane for me, it only means one other person has to share a lane.
>>> 
>>> Have you ever done any open water swimming? I would like to enter a triathlon but I don't like swimming tethered to someone else. I just can't get comfortable doing that. It effects my breathing and I just can't swim normally.
>>> 
>>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Wm. Ritchhart" <william.ritchhart at sbcglobal.net>
>>> To: "'NFB Talk Mailing List'" <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
>>> Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 5:04 PM
>>> Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] Bard
>>> 
>>> 
>>>> I really like the new digital talking book player.  I do wish it was still
>>>> smaller and lighter.  With all my swimming gear, lunch, back-up cane and
>>>> everything else I have in my gym bag; it is still too heavy.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
>>>> Behalf Of Steve Johnson
>>>> Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 8:22 PM
>>>> To: 'NFB Talk Mailing List'
>>>> Subject: Re: [nfb-talk] Bard
>>>> 
>>>> John, I have not tried one myself yet, so this is good to know.  Thanks,
>>>> Steve
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfb-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
>>>> Behalf Of John G. Heim
>>>> Sent: Monday, July 12, 2010 3:26 PM
>>>> To: NFB Talk Mailing List
>>>> Subject: [nfb-talk] Bard
>>>> 
>>>> Man, I just got one of those new digital book players from the National
>>>> Library Service.  You might wonder why a computer nerd like myself took so
>>>> long to ask for one of those things. Well, I guess mostly the reason is that
>>>> I have 2 tape players that I bought myself plus the one from NLS. So now I
>>>> have to use the player from the NLS all of the time.
>>>> 
>>>> But holy cow, is this thing nice. I downloaded a book and put it on a USB
>>>> thumb drive and was listening to a book amybe 3 minutes after getting
>>>> started. And navigation within the book is very nice.
>>>> 
>>>> Your tax dollars at work.
>>>> 
>>>> 
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