Posts Tagged ‘Masters Swimming’

The (Re-) Education of a Competitive Swimmer
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 23rd, 2014

This is a guest post by TI Coach John Fitzpatrick, head coach of the Chicago Blue Dolphin swim instruction and fitness program. I’d been a swimmer since early childhood, but I don’t feel like I started to understand swimming until the fall of 2000 when someone recommended I read Total Immersion:? The Revolutionary Way to […]

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 […]

How Age and Cunning Can Win the Day in Open Water
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 3rd, 2013

In open water racing, there are countless opportunities to minimize error and the payoff can be great.

The Art of the Possible: Staying motivated as times slow with age.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 16th, 2012

How I find more purpose and motivation though my times get slower with age.

Why I’m Grateful for Swimming My Slowest Time Ever
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 12th, 2011

The greatest challenge we face in swimming as we age, isn’t the difficulty of maintaining our times; it’s being able to accept the inevitability of slower times with grace.

Passionate Curiosity and Deep Practice
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 12th, 2011

Passionate Curiosity is an indispensable mindset for anyone wishing to improve their swimming. Deep Practice is how you convert Curiosity into Mastery.

A Brief History of TI: Part 1 of 5
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 3rd, 2011

While teaching 4-stroke skills to Masters, we discover (1) You CAN teach an old swimmer new tricks and (2) Adults demonstrate *total immersion* in learning. Priceless.

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.

Slow Swimming: Is it Age . . . or Activity?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 27th, 2011

I’m swimming in meets and for time in practice again and discover I’m much slower than when I last did this 5 years ago. What a great opportunity for learning!

Finding Higher Purpose in Masters Races
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 20th, 2011

When I set goals for pool times, and pool races, I get all the Arduous Experience and Cognitive Difficulty my psyche craves.