Posts Tagged ‘Self Coached Workshop’

Video: Why Stroke Drills help win the “Memory Competition”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 22nd, 2011

“Memory Competition” is what makes it difficult to change old stroke habits. To win that competition you must practice in ways your brain doesn’t associate with what’s gone before.

How to enter the “Superlearning State”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 3rd, 2010

In the ‘Superlearning’ state, you’re calm, keenly alert, non-judging, and resistant to distraction. Starting practice with simple Balance drills will put you in it.

A Balance Lesson: (Fear of) Falling vs Sinking
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 27th, 2010

On land your body sends LOUD, CLEAR AND UNAMBIGUOUS alerts about imbalance. In the water those signals are easy to miss or misinterpret.

Video: How Balance improves Breathing
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 24th, 2010

Balance practice is best done in short, intensely focused repeats — the same kind that are best for improving advanced skills like breathing.

Swim Practice as Soulcraft
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 19th, 2010

Hands-on work — solving problems, fixing something, getting a tangible result — brings a satisfaction often lacking in the “knowledge economy” — making conference calls, sending emails, filling out spreadsheets. Improving your stroke brings the same sense of empowerment and accomplishment as fixing “stuff.”

Why “Weightlessness” Is Essential
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 15th, 2010

Relaxing into Weightlessness replaces an inborn reflex to fight gravity with a calmly considered choice to cooperate with it. That saves physical, but it saves even more mental energy. Which you’ll use to acquire other skills.