Posts Tagged ‘stroke technique’

Stroke Drills: A Personal History, Part One 1971-1983
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 19th, 2015

I swam in high school and college from 1965 to 1972. In high school, our primitive one-hour weekly workouts consisted mainly of short sprints. In college, pulling and kicking sets became part of the daily training diet, but no drills. I first learned about drills in a swimming magazine and experimented with single-arm and catchup […]

A Primer on Stroke Drills
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 12th, 2015

I’ve published blogs infrequently and erratically for the past year, in part because of preoccupation with a family matter. I am now ready to resume regular publication. I promise a new post each Tuesday. I hope you find them interesting and valuable reading, and that you look forward to receiving them in your inbox each […]

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 […]

How to ‘Savor’ Every Stroke
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 29th, 2011

How an attack of vertigo can be transformed into an opportunity for greater self-awareness, and improvement.