Archive for the ‘Pool Training’ Category

Passionate Curiosity and Deep Practice
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 12th, 2011

Passionate Curiosity is an indispensable mindset for anyone wishing to improve their swimming. Deep Practice is how you convert Curiosity into Mastery.

Video: Secrets of Swimming Speed Part 7 of 9 — A Practice Guide for YOU
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 26th, 2011

Stroke Length is the # influence on how fast you swim. Here’s a guide for how many strokes YOU should take.

Stroke Length Practice: First Improve. Then Maintain.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 22nd, 2011

Nearly every choice you make about planning practices and sets should be driven primarily by whether your repeats strengthen your ability to stay efficient at a range of distances, tempos or paces.

60th Birthday Practice
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 26th, 2011

A special practice for my 60th birthday in which every set presents an interesting problem that (i) takes keen attention to solve; (ii) is objectively measurable; and (iii) develops Skills That Win Races.*

Finding best Stroke Count in Backstroke Too
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 23rd, 2011

This practice example shows that add/subtract (or Gears) stroke count sets can be good for Backstroke too.

A Practice to Find your Best Stroke Count
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 23rd, 2011

Another example of how to design practices based on Problem-Solving and Task-Mastery, rather than how-far, how-hard.

How to swim Distance Freestyle as easily as Breaststroke
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 18th, 2011

If it’s hard for you to swim continuous freestyle, but easy to do so in breaststroke, here’s a plan for applying sensations of ease and support from breaststroke to freestyle.

Backstroke Video Analyzed – and why improving Backstroke is good for Freestyle
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 17th, 2011

Improve backstroke in 3 steps – while improving complementary skills in Freestyle. Also tips for effective stroke analysis.

Finding Higher Purpose in Masters Races
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 20th, 2011

When I set goals for pool times, and pool races, I get all the Arduous Experience and Cognitive Difficulty my psyche craves.

Tool Review #4 Kickboards: Not Dangerous. Still Insidious
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 29th, 2010

Just Say No to Kickboard. Discover whether the apocalypse – or better swimming – results.