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

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Simon and Schuster, May 18, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 302 pages
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Swim better—and enjoy every lap—with Total Immersion, a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water.

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 Immersion will show you that it’s mindful fluid movement—not athletic ability—that will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition of the bestselling Total Immersion features:

-A thoughtfully choreographed series of skill drills—practiced in the mindful spirit of yoga—that can help anyone swim more enjoyably

-A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style that’s always comfortable

-Simple but thorough guidance on how to improve fitness and form

-A complementary land-and-water program for achieving a strong and supple body at any age

Based on more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, and research, Total Immersion has dramatically improved the physical and mental experience of swimming for thousands of people of all ages and abilities.

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User Review  - CassandraT - LibraryThing

It's very useful for learning drills to improve your swimming technique and to get inspired to swim for fitness to satisfy your own level, pace, and enjoyment. Read full review

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User Review  - Tobias.Bruell - LibraryThing

This book is an ample description of the front crawl stroke (could be a bit longer) together with plea for a greater focus on technique and a lesser focus on endurance training in swimming (could be ... Read full review


Chapter 4
Can Mindful Swimming Enrich Your Life? 257
Becoming Fit and Fishlilce
Your Directory
Index 159

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Terry Laughlin was a competitive swimmer in college and went on to coach college swim teams for 20 years. While watching his teams grind out lap after endless lap, he realized that a few people were "natural" swimmers while others struggled through a workout. Hoping to teach this "natural" ability, Laughlin left college coaching in 1988 to teach swim technique to adult swimmers.

Laughlin went on to become the director of Total Immersion Adult Swim Camps and Clubs, which are held all over the world. His revolutionary swimming program is used by professional athletes and recreational swimmers alike. He passed away at age 66 after a battle with prostate cancer.

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