Archive for the ‘Fitness Swimming’ Category

Swim Faster; Be Healthier (Maybe even live longer!)
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 6th, 2013

When you train the TI way, efforts you expend to swim faster aren’t for the momentary ego gratification of the time itself, nor for the higher placing it may bring in an event. The more compelling reason is because those efforts can bring proven benefits to physical and mental health. [Also because time provides an […]

Video: Secrets of Speed Part 1 of 9
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 14th, 2011

When we want to swim faster, we find it almost impossible to think clearly about how. And our instincts lead us to act in ways that make us tired, rather than faster. That’s why it’s essential to have a System for swimming faster.

Kicking: Is Downbeat or Upbeat more important?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 26th, 2009

On one of the swimming web sites, I found this statement: “The strength of the kick comes on the downbeat. Very little propulsion, if any, is generated with the upbeat of the kick.” I am curious to know if I should even be trying to get propulsion on the upbeat, or return stroke of the kick. Any thoughts?

Why – and How – Should you Swim Easy?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 19th, 2009

Why you should make Ease a central goal of your swimming – and 12 specific ways to swim better through ease.

Sample #1 of “Practices that Grow Brain Cells”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 18th, 2009

Most distance and marathon swimmers believe the most important thing is to “get the yards in.” I believe there’s much unexplored potential in shorter, well-crafted practices that actually create more direct benefit than long grind-it-out sessions.

How Far Should You Swim?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 17th, 2009

Most swim workouts on the web or in magazines prescribe fixed and formulaic repeat sets. They probably won’t work for you! Here’s how to design a personalized improvement program.