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Currently I have a 26.98 50 free time (although on taper). My usual is a 27.3ish. and really want to got to state this year in November. The state qualifying time is 24.92.  I am now training with a park district team, doing my own dryland workouts at home and then will start the high school season in August with doubles.  Is it possible for me to drop about 2.5 seconds by then (about 4 months) and what can I do to get my time down?

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Alyssa: Before I  give you my best advice  tell me  (1) what dryland workouts (at home) are you doing? (2) starting  H.S. season w/doubles? what does that mean? (3)Do you have another swim stroke that's almost as good or as good as your freestyle? (4) what other sport, if any, do you excel in or like?  (lastly)In  what State do you reside?  ASAP  thanks  ken  

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Kenneth Pollock

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Based upon lifetime of teaching and practice in all aquatic areas: swimming, life-saving, acquacise, pool games/sports, water-based exercises for injuries to major parts of the body:legs, arms, trunk, hands, arms, shoulders, etc.A Advanced diving techniques 'I can't';'I won't.'I'll be able to answer and provide specific remedial techniques & activities in most of the above categories with 90%-95% proficieny. I should mention at least 10 yrs. experience in wellness-fitness classes for seniors and their juniors! (Includes me!)

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Based upon the above overview and brief summary of my water skills and the teachings of them, I have taught or have been involved in these areas personally; that includes utilizing these techniques for self-injuries to my shoulders, knees i.e., torn maniscus. I have certs in teaching water-based movements for arthritics as well. My umbrella of teaching and "working" in these areas totals approximatley 40 years...

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Past history: Fitness/Wellness/Swim Instructor-20 yrs. Staten Island YMCA., 281 Broadway SINY. Presently: Part/Time Professor in Health/Phys ED at Kingsborough Community College, teaching both aquacise, water-based volley ball, Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced Swimming classes. Kingsborough C.C. address:2001 Oriental Blvd., B'klyn N 11235-25+ yrs.

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Education/Credentials
I have Masters Degree in Special Education. Almost 30 credits + in Physiology/Education from Columbia Univ., NYC (involves working with "challenged" populations with both/either mental and physical handicaps.

Awards and Honors
MY (RE)WARD IS BEING ABLE TO RETIRE FROM THE NYCBOE AFTER TEACHING AND EVALUATING CHILDREN/ADULTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS FOR 36 YEARS! THE HONOR I RECEIVED IN DOING SO WAS THE WONDERFUL RESPECT, THANKS FROM PEERS, STUDENTS, PARENTS & SUPERVISORS FOR SIGNIFICANT, POSITIVE CHANGES IN THEIR [CHARGES] AND LOVED ONES WHO HAD COME UNDER MY GUIDANCE AND TUTELEGE!

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