Posts Tagged ‘Kaizen’

Why Swimming Can Be More Beautiful Than Golf
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 12th, 2014

At the recent PGA Championship—one of golf’s four major championships—Tom Watson came within two strokes of making the cut to play to two final days. He did this less than a month shy of his 65th birthday. Watson, who was the top ranked player in the world for 5 consecutive years in the late 70s […]

Lessons in Mastery from Mikaela Shiffrin
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 16th, 2014

This week, if you watch the Winter Olympics–and pay little attention to skiing between Olympiads–you’ll be introduced to a remarkable young woman named Mikaela Shiffrin. Last year at ?17 she won the world slalom championship. This season she attained almost unprecedented dominance in her specialty in World Cup races. To give some perspective to Shiffrin’s […]

SAME Strokes for Different Folks
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 20th, 2013

Different strokes for different folks?is a seldom-questioned axiom among old-school swim coaches. It says that?people with different body types and goals should use widely varying styles. Put another way,?anything goes when it comes to form. This week’s webinar will feature three swimmers who make a persuasive case for a very different–even revolutionary–credo: Same?Strokes for Different […]

How Efficient Is Your Freestyle?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 8th, 2013

If you regularly read my posts you’re probably aware of the DARPA study which showed that human swimmers are only 3% efficient–as compared to the 80% efficiency of dolphins. ?(I.E. Dolphins convert 80% of energy expenditures into forward motion; in contrast humans divert 97% of energy into moving around in the water and moving the […]

Fail better. It’s that simple.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on September 6th, 2013

I’ve written many times that among the characteristics of those who excel in many fields is they do not fear or shrink from failure. ?In fact, when they practice their discipline, they almost always plan it to include a form of difficulty or challenge that will ensure some kind of failure, or reveal a weak […]

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 […]

Incredible Journey: Swimming Novice to Provincial Coach in 1000 Days
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 19th, 2013

In April 2010 Eid Mohammed Hamed watched a TI DVD for the first time. In April 2013, he is the head coach of the provincial team in Herat, and a candidate to become national coach of Afghanistan!

See the World’s Most Ageless Swimmer
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 15th, 2013

Paul Lurie — the “Nonagenarian Shinji’

Focus = Bliss.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 1st, 2013

Practicing Focal Points is as good for your brain as it is for your stroke and psyche.

How to Create Enduring (Muscle) Memories
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 22nd, 2013

New skills must be integrated with the brain’s existing circuits. Here’s how you can accelerate that process.