Posts Tagged ‘open water swimming’

Video: Secrets of Swimming Faster Part 8 of 9 – Conscious Practice
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 30th, 2011

Swimming efficiently in a race setting must begin with conscious, intentional practice organized around learning Balance and Streamline skills that don’t come naturally.

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.

Video: Secrets of Speed Part 2 of 9
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 17th, 2011

There is no payoff – and potentially enormous cost – from swimming hard in a triathlon. Therefore every thought and action should be directed at making ease and efficiency an unbreakable habit.

Open (or close) your eyes and see as never before.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 12th, 2011

Few swimmers *really* pay attention. Opening – or closing – your eyes can can change everything.

How Triathletes and Total Immersion Revolutionized Freestyle
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 18th, 2011

How Freestyle evolved from a ‘speed’ stroke to one that anyone can use to cover long distances effortlessly.

How to become a World Class Improver: Mindfulness and Visual Input
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 23rd, 2011

The most effective techniques in training the brain require a degree of mindfulness normally lacking. To train the brain’s motor neurons, combine that attention with visual input.

New Video of Shinji and Terry Synch-Swimming
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 12th, 2011

Synch-Swimming is great practice for open water racing. It’s also enormous fun.

Stay in the moment: Experience timelessness. Enjoy more. Swim better.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 30th, 2011

The most valuable capacity one needs to develop for any endurance swim – more valuable than physical fitness or stroke efficiency – is the capacity to keep your focus in the immediate moment. Like any habit or capacity, this only happens through practice.

Swim Goals for 2011
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 6th, 2011

The first in a series of posts about goals and their transformative power.

Help Ben Improve his Swimming (& improve your grasp of how to improve yourself.)
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 16th, 2010

When you can recognize balance – or its absence – in someone else’s swimming, and feel and improve it in your own, everything else will improve.