9780743253437

Total Immersion The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier

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  • ISBN13:

    9780743253437

  • ISBN10:

    0743253434

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-05-18
  • Publisher: Touchstone

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Summary

Swim better -- and enjoy every lap -- withTotal Immersion!Terry Laughlin, the world's #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master. Whether you're an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle,Total Immersionwill show you that it's mindful fluid movement -- not athletic ability -- that will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition of the bestsellingTotal Immersionfeatures:A thoughtfully choreographed series of skill drills -- practiced in the mindful spirit of yoga -- that can help anyone swim more enjoyablyA holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style that's always comfortableSimple but thorough guidance on how to improve fitness and formA complementary land-and-water program for achieving a strong and supple body at any ageBased on more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, and research,Total Immersionhas dramatically improved the physical and mental experience of swimming for thousands of people of all ages and abilities.

Author Biography

Terry Laughlin is the founder of Total Immersion Swimming (www.totalimmersion.net). He teaches swimming all over the world and lives in New Paltz, New York.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
New Moves: Teaching Yourself to Swim a Whole New Way
Swimming Laps and Going Nowherep. 9
Swim Better Without Getting Any Stronger? Yes!p. 19
The Slippery Swimmerp. 29
Tuning the Engine: Finding--and Using--Your Swimming Powerp. 47
Some Nerve!--A Whole New Way to Trainp. 57
Skill Drills: The Fastest Way to a Faster Strokep. 73
Come to Your Senses. Swim by Feelp. 85
The School for Fishlike Swimmingp. 105
Training Versus Trying: Finally, a Smarter Path to Fitness
Training (and How to Get It)p. 153
No-Sweat Swimming (Why Going Slow Will Get You There Faster)p. 173
Time to Get Organized--Swimming by the Clockp. 181
Racing. It's Just Training with a Twistp. 195
Pool Tools: Less Is Morep. 205
Swimming for Life: Be Healthy, Be Strong, Be Happy--Here's How
Swimming the Pounds Awayp. 219
Staying Strong, Supple, and Injury-Free: "Dryland Training" the Total Immersion Wayp. 229
Your Friends Are Waiting ("Who Can I Swim With? And Where?")p. 241
Afterword: Can Mindful Swimming Enrich Your Life?p. 257
Becoming Fit and Fishlike: Sample Total Immersion Practice Setsp. 271
Where to Go for What: Your Directory to Resources for Better Total Immersion Swimmingp. 283
Indexp. 289
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