Archive for the ‘distance swimming’ Category

T.I. (‘Tee-Aye’) Chi
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 7th, 2014

Brian Suddeth, a TI enthusiast from Bowie MD. has been helping a blind friend and co-worker, named Mark, to learn efficiency the TI way. Mark had attempted a marathon run, but suffered an injury and had to drop out. ?So his new goal is to complete a mile in open water, at the Great Chesapeake […]

Swim 3 Open Water Miles and Enjoy Every Stroke? Yes!
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 24th, 2013

This is a guest post by TI/OW enthusiast Christian Miles of Washington DC Back in January I’d registered for the 3-mile open water swim event– part of the Kingdom Swim in Newport, VT–scheduled for July 6th. At the time it struck me as a good challenge and a great?adventure which I could share with lifelong […]

Tireless Swimming: From First Lap to First Mile (and beyond )
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 24th, 2012

Two ways to build from 25 to 1500 meters of ‘Tireless’ Continuous Freestyle.

Creating Beauty (getting speed in return)
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 19th, 2012

When you strive to create beauty, you’ll swim farther and faster, but enjoy it far more.

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.

Replace Open Water Anxiety with a ‘Cocoon of Calm’
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 19th, 2011

Four strategies for building a ‘cocoon of calm’ in open water and three ways to calm and center yourself if ‘anxiety happens.’

Swim Faster Artfully, not Physically
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 10th, 2011

An emphasis on smoother, quieter, more *precise* strokes (the opposite of what your instincts urge you to do) is revealed as the best way to improve your mile pace.

Using Metrics that Matter
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 4th, 2011

How did 58-year old Steve Howard improve his pace per 100 yards by 20 percent in two weeks? By focusing on Stroke Count and Tempo, instead of yards swum.

Video: Secrets of Swimming Speed Part 7 of 9 — A Practice Guide for YOU
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 26th, 2011

Stroke Length is the # influence on how fast you swim. Here’s a guide for how many strokes YOU should take.

Video: Secrets of Swimming Faster Part 5 of 9
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 24th, 2011

Training for Bigger Lungs or Muscles cannot solve the three Speed Problems that are as inevitable as death or taxes – Energy Waste, Resistance, and Age. Only Neural training can solve them.