Posts Tagged ‘terry laughlin’

Fifty Years of Swimming Lessons
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 25th, 2014

To celebrate my 63rd birthday (today) and 50 years in swimming (I first joined a team at age 13 in 1964) I’ve decided to devote a series of posts to reflecting on what I’ve learned about swimming along the way. Like many people, I started out ignorant of what lay ahead—and indeed ignorant about most […]

A Splash-Free Life?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 20th, 2013

I’m delighted and honored to present this guest post from noted writer and blogger—and recent convert to ‘splash-free’ swimming—Mariah Burton Nelson. What would it mean to lead a splash-free life? To splash is “to cause water or other liquid to move in a noisy or messy way.” In swimming, leading a splash-free life means gliding […]

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 […]

VIDEO: Beautiful Sea, Beautiful Swims
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 27th, 2012

Guaranteed — this will be among the most irresistible (“I wanna be there and do that!”) swim videos you’ve seen.

Secrets of Swim Speed Part 9: How to Swim Faster
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 2nd, 2011

How Nicholas Sterghos had the most-dramatic 2-year swimming improvement in triathlon history – while his West Point Tri team rose from 14th and 19th (men and women) to 2nd and 5th in College Triathlon Championships.

Video: Secrets of Speed Part 1 of 9
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 14th, 2011

When we want to swim faster, we find it almost impossible to think clearly about how. And our instincts lead us to act in ways that make us tired, rather than faster. That’s why it’s essential to have a System for swimming faster.

The Transformative Power of Movement
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 6th, 2011

Moving mindfully, with an intention to use awareness to improve, has a remarkable power to transform personality and consciousness.

New Video of Shinji and Terry Synch-Swimming
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 12th, 2011

Synch-Swimming is great practice for open water racing. It’s also enormous fun.

Today I went to a Masters Meet . . . and took a Math Test!
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 23rd, 2011

Swimming in a Masters meet provided a “brutally honest” measure of my current speed. And because Speed is a product of the math of Stroke Length and Stroke Rate, I now know precisely the formula for reaching my still-distant goals.

Balance – In Water and On Snow
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 17th, 2011

Balance and Relaxation are critical to both Skiing and Swimming in ‘rolling terrain.’ Here are three tips for how to achieve that in open water, with video to illustrate.