Posts Tagged ‘breathing skills’

Change Your Swimming in Three Minutes, Part Two: Visualize!
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 18th, 2014

In my previous installment in this three part seriesĀ Change Your Swimming in Three MinutesĀ I suggested setting aside three minutes at the beginning of practice-in most cases before you enter the pool–to calm and focus your mind. To recap, the first-stage exercise included: Nose breathing. Mouth breathing stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, which activates when we’re […]

Try it. You might just >gasp< like it.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 28th, 2012

Practicing with a sense of curiosity produces moments of more intense happiness than anything else I do.

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.

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 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.

How to Make Breathing Feel Effortless
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 4th, 2010

With a renewed focus on Balance Thoughts-and-Feelings for the past 5 weeks of practice my balance and breathing feel more ‘effortless’ than ever.

Free Air: How to Breathe Easier
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 16th, 2009

If you feel breathless, or lose form when breathing, it’s hard to swim any distance without tiring. Here is a stepwise series of 5 “stroke thoughts” that will have you breathing easier in crawl.