Total Immersion: Revolutionary Way to Swim Better and Faster
If you think fastest way to better swimming is more laps, you're wasting your breath, literally. Now you can swim better -- and enjoy it more -- using simple and original techniques developed by veteran swim coach and top-ranked Masters swimmer Terry Laughlin. Laughing has helped more adults to swim faster, more smoothly, and w...more
I've been swimming since schooldays but only in the last few years swum with the front crawl or 'freestyle'. For over forty years of my life two lengths front crawl was my absolute limit, leaving me a wet dish-rag with tunnel vision at the end. Trying to swim further and slowing down wouldn't be any different, I would just flounder and sink ...more
Throw me into the category of folks ...more
I totally enjoyed reading this book and teaching myself a new way to do the freestyle stroke. Laughlin really breaks it down by skills that build on one another beautifully. It seemed important to swim each drill in the order presented before reading to far into the book. You can tell he has a great deal of teaching experience. I was relieved when he said sinker ...more
However, if you can get past the reiterations of the old ways, this is truly a great book for beginner swimmers. I ...more
I have always loved being in the water. The feeling of being weightless, no music, no conversations, really inside of your own head... to me it is my meditation. My greatest feat in the water was doing a simulated "English Channel Swim" challenge, in which I swam 800 laps in 7 calendar days, but actually 6 days in the water. My pool had a snow day, so at day 5 of 7, I *unfortunately* had to take a rest d ...more
TI itself is great and I can completely recommend. It massively helped my swimming and made it much more enjoyable.
However, the book isn't good. There are many, many chapters 'selling' TI to you, which is why it took me so long to read and I had to get it renewed ...more
The techniques outlined in this book make sense. They've explained in a manner that makes sense and build on top of each other. The only knock against it - the book is a bit redundant at times.
I want t ...more
In addition it pre-dates the DVD, in which some of the techniques were improved. The fact the book is somewhat outdated makes it a poor supplement to the DVD. I am going to rely on the film ...more