Archive for the ‘Freestyle/Crawl Technique’ Category

How to Swim Faster . . . and Pain Free
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 11th, 2014

Is there a technique that allows you to swim much faster–while also minimizing the potential for shoulder pain? ?There is! And it’s one that nearly all coaches and swimmers overlook. Most people treat the recovery portion of the crawl stroke as incidental. Since it’s not involved in propulsion, they figure, it serves only to get […]

Video: How We Build The “World’s Most Efficient Freestyle”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 27th, 2014

This beautiful short film is by?TI Coach Johnny Widen (of Lulea Sweden, near the Arctic Circle.) Johnny shot it in Oct 2012 at Total Immersion Level 1 Coach Training ?in Windsor England. Johnny’s first purpose was to create a pre-training study video for future TI coach trainees. He?used excerpts to also create an?artistic view of […]

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 […]

Video: The BEAUTY of Effortless. The SKILL of Slow.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 1st, 2013

The liveliest thread on the TI Discussion Forum at the moment is titled ‘a question about continuance.’?with, as of this morning, 59 posts, which have drawn over 1300 views. What’s curious about this thread is that the initial query was about how to swim faster, yet the bulk of discussion has centered on various forms […]

Get Hip to Open Water Technique
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 17th, 2013

A longer, lower-tempo, hip-driven freestyle is a clear advantage in 50m pools, distances over 200 years and especially in open water.

“I want to swim like this for miles and miles.”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 10th, 2013

“With each passing week, as more swimmers swam with more grace, I experienced a joy from Coaching Beauty that exceeded the pleasure I’d previously gained from coaching speed.”

How to Swim Faster by Stroking Slower (AND Faster)
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 15th, 2013

How stroking ‘slow AND fast’ at the same time, will move you through the water faster.

Why Not Embody Grace In Motion?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 5th, 2012

Channeling Olympic 10k champion Ous Mellouli provided a highly satisfying Flow experience. it also helped propel me to a Top 10% finish.

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.

Congratulations Shinji — #1 Swimmer on Youtube!
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 12th, 2012

How did a mid-40s ‘average guy’ who only began swimming in his late 30s become the #1 Swimmer on Youtube?