Posts Tagged ‘Easy Freestyle’

A Splash-Free Life?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 20th, 2013

I’m delighted and honored to present this guest post from noted writer and blogger—and recent convert to ‘splash-free’ swimming—Mariah Burton Nelson. What would it mean to lead a splash-free life? To splash is “to cause water or other liquid to move in a noisy or messy way.” In swimming, leading a splash-free life means gliding […]

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.

May You Have Days Like This
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 26th, 2011

Last Saturday I raced poorly yet enjoyed–indeed was uplifted by–one of the best days of my life.

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.

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.

A Brief History of TI: Part 3 of 5
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 5th, 2011

TI metamorphoses from a way of *doing* swimming to a way of *thinking about* swimming . . . and by extension, about life.

A Practice to Find your Best Stroke Count
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 23rd, 2011

Another example of how to design practices based on Problem-Solving and Task-Mastery, rather than how-far, how-hard.

A Practice Devoted to Creating “Smarter” Hands
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 22nd, 2011

How to spend 30 to 60 minutes focused solely on increasing awareness and sensitivity in your hands.

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.