Posts Tagged ‘Balance’

First TI Swim Lesson: “Weightless in the Water”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 18th, 2011

Let go of the usual goal of Getting to the Other End of the pool. Your new goal is to Be Aware of Every Stroke.

Secrets of Swim Speed Part 9: How to Swim Faster
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 2nd, 2011

How Nicholas Sterghos had the most-dramatic 2-year swimming improvement in triathlon history – while his West Point Tri team rose from 14th and 19th (men and women) to 2nd and 5th in College Triathlon Championships.

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.

A Practice to Improve Balance, Streamline . . . and Focus
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 21st, 2011

This practice specifies what to think about. That’s more important than how far you swim.

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.

Can’t control life outside the pool? Pursue Flow in it and handle stress better.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 16th, 2011

Outside the pool, there’s little we can do to control sources of stress. But we can exert control inside the pool. That brings Flow. And Flow makes outside stresses much easier to handle. Here’s how.

Why Ease and Arduous Experience are in Harmony (with the Tao)
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 1st, 2011

Wu Wei or ‘effortless action’ is a key principle in Taoist thought. One translation calls it ‘swimming with the current.’ Swimming seems the ideal activity to pursue Mastery of Wu Wei.

Balance – In Water and On Snow
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 17th, 2011

Balance and Relaxation are critical to both Skiing and Swimming in ‘rolling terrain.’ Here are three tips for how to achieve that in open water, with video to illustrate.