Posts Tagged ‘Swim to Build a Better Brain’

Why I Count Strokes the Conscious (‘Hard’) Way
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 1st, 2014

Earlier this month, TI Coach (and ‘Head Librarian’ of the TI Swim Academy) Mat Hudson wrote a ?blog titled?Why Count Strokes? I urge you to read it — all the way through. It’s packed with invaluable insight and clear, compelling explanation. At the top, Mat enumerates his reasons for counting strokes. My favorites include: Counting […]

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.

Swim like Sun Yang ‘in your dreams.’ No, Really!
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 19th, 2012

When you focus intently you tell your brain that what you’re doing is a ‘high value activity.’ The brain will then continue to encode a skill or solution while you sleep.

Use TI Practice to prepare for any significant life challenge
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 22nd, 2012

How many non-swimming sports or fitness activities can develop broadly-beneficial behavioral and thinking patterns?

TI Practice: All the benefits of yoga. None of the risks.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 13th, 2012

TI Swimming has all the mental and spiritual benefits of yoga, is even better for you physically, and is risk-free. Combining TI with sound practice of yoga is the BEST way to age healthfully.

Guest Post: How to Get 2 Weeks of Improvement in 30 Minutes
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 6th, 2012

How Andy achieved 2 weeks worth of progress in 30 minutes — and got a new Personal Best for 25m – by applying the principles of “The Talent Code” and TI Practice

What’s a Nimble Brain and Why You Want One.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 8th, 2011

Practicing different-but-related tasks in swimming can help build Cognitive Reserve – which is perhaps the key element in a high-performing brain as we age.

Diana Nyad and the ‘Demons of the Sea’
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 2nd, 2011

Completing a marathon in six months can’t really change your life. But immersive experiences today can.

Does Talent Matter? Not if your goal is Personal Transformation.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 21st, 2011

We begin Deliberate Practice to accomplish some utilitarian goal. We continue because it’s life-changing