Archive for the ‘Pool Training’ Category

Why I Count Strokes the Conscious (‘Hard’) Way
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 1st, 2014

Earlier this month, TI Coach (and ‘Head Librarian’ of the TI Swim Academy) Mat Hudson wrote a ¬†blog titled¬†Why Count Strokes? I urge you to read it — all the way through. It’s packed with invaluable insight and clear, compelling explanation. At the top, Mat enumerates his reasons for counting strokes. My favorites include: Counting […]

Permission to Swim Slowly
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 14th, 2012

Swimming more slowly is one of the least appreciated ways to swim better. And faster.

How to Use Tempo Trainer to make your turns (and times) faster.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 9th, 2012

Stay with the (Tempo Trainer) beep on turns as well as laps. Turns and times will both improve immediately.

Hold One Thought
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 20th, 2012

Your first swim lesson isn’t how to Stroke. It’s how to Think One Thought.

Guest Post: How to Get 2 Weeks of Improvement in 30 Minutes
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 6th, 2012

How Andy achieved 2 weeks worth of progress in 30 minutes — and got a new Personal Best for 25m – by applying the principles of “The Talent Code” and TI Practice

Build Self-Confidence through Balanced Expectations
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 1st, 2011

Every expectation fulfilled will improve your ability to focus future goals effectively — and strengthen your expectation of positive outcomes.

How You THINK Determines How You Swim.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 6th, 2011

Mary learned to ‘think on the fly’ at Masters workout. She set a PR in the 100 Free on the very next set — and got invaluable prep for her next triathlon. If that;s not enough, it also ‘creates new brain cells!’

Two Sets to Test Your Stroke Efficiency AND Mastery
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 21st, 2011

Take the Test: How efficient is your stroke. How masterful are you at pace control?

Using Metrics that Matter
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 4th, 2011

How did 58-year old Steve Howard improve his pace per 100 yards by 20 percent in two weeks? By focusing on Stroke Count and Tempo, instead of yards swum.

Sun Yang’s Historic Swim: Speed? Yes. Efficiency? Even More.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 1st, 2011

Sun Yang’s 1500 meter world record July 31 at World Championships was historic–as an efficiency benchmark even more than in its record-breaking speed.