Posts Tagged ‘Swimming Builds a Better Brain’

Five Principles for Continuous Improvement (for decades)
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 11th, 2012

Improve your swimming year after year after year by adopting these five Practice Principles.

‘Rewire your Brain’ for Purposeful Attention
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on July 18th, 2011

Twenty years ago, when I began trying to change my stroke from Habitually Human to Mindfully Fishlike, it soon became clear I’d need to rewire my brain for Purposeful Attention first.

A Brief History Part 5: Closing the Loop — Habits, Neurons and Swim Improvement
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 8th, 2011

Mindful Practice — consciously merging thought and movement – creates *observable change in the brain’s infrastructure*. This improves skill, endurance and speed far more dramatically than training the body alone.

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.

Should we train more intensively in middle age?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 29th, 2011

I’m pursuing a different kind of Athletic Mastery at age 60, a radical shift after 40 years. Partly to show that age is just a number. And partly because I can grow more neurons by leaving my comfort zone.

Mindful Swimming Transforms the Brain
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 24th, 2011

Meditation produces deep and lasting changes to the brain. Moving Meditation is best at producing those changes. Mindful Swimming provides a highly organized way to practice Moving Meditation, improving Mens Sana in Corpore Sano.

Learning new skills: Repeat, repeat, repeat.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 3rd, 2010

Adults learn new skills more slowly than kids. But they learn them better over time.