Posts Tagged ‘swim right’

Less Is More
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 16th, 2012

Human swimmers are Energy Wasting Machines. Our greatest improvement opportunties come from saving energy and reducing power requirement.

Video: The Secrets of Speed Part 3 of 9
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 19th, 2011

Running faster – and staying efficient – comes naturally. Wasting energy when we try to swim faster comes equally naturally.

Tool Review #5: Fins for fitness & strength? Not!
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 2nd, 2011

Kicking or swimming with fins is a moderately effective way to Build Fitness and Strength” but a highly ineffective way to Improve Your Swimming.

Tool Review #3 Hand Paddles: Exercise Utmost Care
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 26th, 2010

Hand Paddles are a clear and present danger to shoulders and encourage misguided focus on power. If you use them at all, swim — don’t pull — at moderate pressure with a meticulous stroke.

Why does Alberto Salazar sound like a TI Coach?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 21st, 2010

Some call Alberto Salazar the savior of American distance running. He sounds uncannily like a TI Swim Coach.

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.

Swimming Lessons from Soccer
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 14th, 2010

A leading soccer program in the Netherlands is a model for athlete development for any sport, any where. Including youth and Masters swim programs.

For a Better Kick, Streamline First
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 22nd, 2010

Splayed or scissoring legs increase drag. Streamline them before you emphasize activating them.

Free Air: How to Stroke Better while Breathing
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 19th, 2010

Stroking the lead hand prematurely, and “slipping water,” while breathing, is an almost universal technique error in freestyle. Here is how I’m working to improve on it.

Exact Pace Awareness – without using a pace clock
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 16th, 2010

Consistent pacing is a core competency of successful distance swimming. I improve my awareness of pace by training with Stroke Count and a Tempo Trainer, rather than a pace clock.