Swim ultraefficient freestyle the fishlike techniques. Promote yourself as a certified total immersion coach and coach private lessons and groups of up to 3 people. Swimbetter offers total immersion swimming classes and workshops for all swimmers. Total immersion graceful freestyle with coach shinji takeuchi advanced. By conserving energy and focusing on balance and streamlining in the water, any energy used for propulsion becomes much more effective. I must say that for someone who starts swimming from scratch, total immersion offers a lot. Coach stuart mcdougal total immersion swimming duration. Swim betterand enjoy every lapwith total immersion, a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water. A comprehensive method to swim freestyle the total immersion way. Please understand, im rating the book here, not the swimming method.
If it wasnt for terry laughlin specifically in creating total immersion i wouldnt be where i am today, which is certainly far more healthy and capable than i ever could have imagined my life, considering what ive gone through. The revolutionary way to swim better, faster, and easier. An exclusive excerpt in an ongoing series of material from terrys forthcoming final book, total immersion. Total immersion is a popular swimming technique with adult learners and triathletes because of its systematic progression of skills. But every few years the total immersion clinics and stroke technique concepts get some press or attention, usually in the triath. After growing up in the slow and medium lanes, i finally figured out the physics behind swimming, and how to translate that into efficient and effective swimming, and at my physical peak, i was swimming in the fastest lanes.
Total immersion complete guide to graceful freestyle total. I like terry laughlins entire total immersion teaching philosophy and curriculum. The revolutionary way to swim better, faster, and easier is the bestselling swimming book ever. Total immersion opens up a whole new way of thinking and attitude towards the science of swimming. Use the globallyrecognized total immersion name, trademarks and logo to market your business. Total immersion swimming the worlds top swim training. A total immersion swimming program for success in open water with terry laughlin and freestyle. This new and improved efficiency allowed me to bike and run to my full ability, helping me to qualify and compete in the 70. Total immersion tips for efficient freestyle swimming. As we only guarantee results, this video will be able to determine how much you have gained with the 8. I didnt fully understand what he was talking about until i watched some of the total immersion videos on youtube, so id recommend. Be listed on tis global directory of certified instructors. In this video, you will learn specific skills for open water swimming, such as sighing, turn and course correction.
Rather coach terry laughlins approach to swim instruction prioritizes minimizing drag first, teaching students to become slippery in the water rather than trying to push and pull. Total immersion tips for efficient freestyle swimming hide your head lead with the top of your head, not your forehead feel water flowing over the back of your head much of the time see the bottom directly under you, and not much that is forward of you swim downhill. Total immersion tips for efficient freestyle swimming hide your head lead with the top of your head, not your forehead feel water flowing over the back of your head much of the time see the bottom directly under you, and not much that is forward of you swim downhill lean on your chest until your hips and legs feel light. Swim betterand enjoy every lapwith total immersion, a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the. Have read part 1 of the book and just started doing the drills today.
Total immersion by terry laughlin overdrive rakuten. In my opinion the book spends too much energy singing the praises of the total immersion system and not enough on actually teaching. Total immersion swimming, new paltz village, new york. Further total immersion workshops are planned in tallaght, wexford, portlaoise, galway and limerick next year. Promote yourself as a certified total immersion coach and coach private lessons and groups of up to 3. A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style thats always comfortable. Terry was the founder of total immersion swimming and coauthor of total immersion. Onpoint fitness, washington dc total immersion swim training. Total immersion swimming swimming instruction for swimmers. Jun 27, 2018 total immersion swimming, new paltz village, new york.
A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style thats always comfortable i initially went straight into the total immersion drills and found i was. Total immersion as a learning method that only a third of american adults can complete a single pool length tells us that even the most basic skills of swimming are exceedingly difficult to learn. Oct 29, 2017 terry was the founder of total immersion swimming and coauthor of total immersion. Based on more than twentyfive years of teaching, coaching, and research, terry laughlins total immersion approach is sure to improve the quality of your swimming. Made easy, it would be very difficult to get it right. I dont think terry is responsible for every newbie thats read one of his books.
This book develops us to swim with greater ease and in doing so, with greater efficiency. He had a profound impact on me teaching me to overcome a lifelong fear of water and swimming read all about it here. Extraordinary swimming for every body a total immersion. The revolutionary way to swim better, faster, and easier free read. Although swimming is an essential life skill, traditional teaching and coaching methods have made it difficult to master. The next season, after i had met terry and practiced the total immersion drills, i was swimming at the same pace for about 7080% less energy. Terry laughlin, founder of total immersion, passes away at 66. As someone who grew up hating swimming largely due to poor technique, i think the stroke taught by total immersion is wonderful. In our ti tuneup sessions, we use an underwater video camera to document your current stroke and make stroke corrections.
Post a video of me swimming it would probably help if you werent too much to type. In 1996, terrys pioneering technique was translated into the book total immersion. If youve read any total immersion book, or have been practicing the ti method via dvd or coached instruction, this book will take you to the next level of understanding, effective practice and readiness to swim better than ever. The video, where a picture is worth words, does a much better job. Welcome to the total immersion swimming video network. Tim ferriss is worldfamous for his bestselling selfhelp books. Oct 26, 2017 sales were steady, and two decades after that first edition came out, the book s 2004 update is amazons number one topseller in swimming titles. This film can definitely help answer that question. Watch this video to learn how to propel their bodies through the water using wholebody actions. It seems an excallent way to swim and definatly will improve my fs. As you may have noticed, the total immersion methods can get your horizontal and get you able to swim 2 or 3 miles of freestyle easily and smoothly. Check out the swim smooth book and video as well, the swim power 2 video is a little dated but also worth seeing and also available for cheap.
In a very short period of time with this book, my stroke has lengthened considerably, i am beginning to glide gracefully through the water and my length. Fish like swimming october 14, 2002 recently several people have asked me my thoughts on the total immersion clinics and training principles. There is a lot of good stuff in the book, though i think without a coach, or at least a dvd like outside the box. Total immersion has had more success in teaching these skills than anyone else because, from the start, our core purpose has been to makelearning. We will be producing and broadcasting a variety of educational and instructional swimming videos. The total immersion swim studio boasted the most experienced total immersion swim coaches with all of us coaching between 12 to 42 years each. Swim betterand enjoy every lapwith total immersion, a guide to improving your. On youtube, the most popular swim video embedded below is t. How can i use my certification and license as a ti teaching professional.
In addition to private lessons and total immersion workshops, i am available to coach usa swimming and oregon swimming teams. We conduct ti workshops for adults every weekend year round from our residence endless pool, complete with flume, 88 degree warm water, underwater and above water video, private change. This is total immersion swimming by james ewart on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Total immersion ti certified swim coach and founder of bay shore swim, joe petrush has spent thousands of hours studying the art and science of swimming. Total immersion tuneup w video analysis whether you are new to total immersion or have been practicing for a while, underwater video analysis is a key tool for stroke improvement. Total immersion ti has achieved an enthusiastic global following for a uniquely satisfying approach to swimming that we call fishlike. In our ti tuneup sessions, we use an underwater video camera to document your current stroke and. Tim ferrisss 4hour workweek and lifestyle design blog. Total immersion graceful freestyle with coach shinji takeuchi advanced this advanced freestyle package includes 3 titles. His innovative total immersion methods have helped a million average swimmers around the world swim with a skill, confidence, and satisfaction unmatched by. Total immersion head coach terry laughlin teaches you how to swim faster and further using less effort.
Swim better total immersion swimming in boulder colorado. Total immersion freestyle swimming demonstration youtube. While the book was quite helpful and insightful, it didnt cut my strokes and effort levels nearly as dramatically as many raving fans had. Sales were steady, and two decades after that first edition came out, the book s 2004 update is amazons number one topseller in swimming. His most popular video total immersion freestyle swimming demonstration has accumulated more than 2.
Lets stick to the topic this time, which is total immersion and new swimmers. Bay shore swim is a state of the art swim and triathlon training facility dedicated to revolutionizing the way athletes move through the water. Weve been teaching it to improvementminded adults for 15 years, through private and group classes as well as with selfhelp tools books, videos and dvds. Total immersion swimming head coach, terry laughlin demonstrates the ti freestyle swimming stroke. Here are my notes from the total immersion book, which i would. At total immersion we have a foolproof approach to coaching swimming that brings results faster than conventional teaching, helping any level of swimmer or triathlete to master a fluent, efficient and fast stroke technique. Terry laughlin, author of total immersion, passes at 66. Based on more than twentyfive years of teaching, coaching, and research, terry laughlins total immersion approach is sure to improve the quality of your. This approach can be beneficial to entrylevel adult swimmers, triathletes, distance swimmers, and those who swim for exercise and health. In line with the above video of shinji, think of swimming freestyle as.
Terry laughlin, a former swimmer and coach who published the book total immersion and championed the importance and priority of technique in swimming, has. Have your swimming strokes filmed, and our experts will walk you through the videos to point out your first step to total immersion. Four distinct techniques are highlighted with instructions and wellpaced visuals. Total immersion ti is a method of swimming instruction, developed by terry laughlin, an american swimming coach. In the succession, the members of a prosperous hawaii synagogue a. Swimming has been one of the most important aspects of my recuperation. The book is broken down in a somewhat practical way and the best way to sum up the technique is from this part of the amazon listing. Total immersion complete guide to graceful freestyle. Laughlin had already become a successful high school and college coach when he founded total immersion in 1989, and seven years later, he released a book entitled total immersion.
Instead, total immersion embraced a fishlike style of swimming that emphasized the idea of creating slippery and streamline bodylines rooted in dragless efficiency. Unfortunately, whether it was intentional to sell lessons or just due to a lack of thought, the book and the accompanying dvd have awful pedagogy and make it very difficult to actually learn. Swimming that changes your life over the last year, this blog has released several excerpts from the unpublished draft of terrys final book, of which he was nearing completion when he passed away in october 2017. Its primary focus is to teach swimmers to move through the water efficiently. The best way to analyse your own stroke is to see it for yourself. Onpoint fitness, washington dc total immersion swim. Fish dont swim on their side and neither should you. The total immersion way for any swimmer to achieve fluency, ease, and speed in any stroke by terry laughlin feb 1, 2001 4. By learning these skills, you can enjoy open water swimming longer and faster. This new and improved efficiency allowed me to bike and run to my full ability, helping me to qualify and compete in the. Melissa duncan provides one to one coaching at the swim.836 828 1459 628 1475 721 654 1115 407 589 205 720 648 46 91 1442 1279 934 1041 1101 810 617 126 737 872 394 1401 1143 1080 1158 1228 296