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
О чем эта книга и зачем ее читать?
Меня, в детстве, учили плавать не так. А может, просто я не так научился плавать.
В книге - огромное внимание уделяется не только упражнениям, но и теории. Эти теоретические знания, очень здорово помогают там, в бассейне. Это своего рода инструкция - справочник. Что-то не получается? Вернись на несколько глав назад. Все хорошо? Повтори еще раз!
Даже не смотря на то, что я ни разу не ...more
В первой части автор рассказывает как он пришел к системе "Полное погружение" и как разрабатывал свою методику. Основная цель - это уменьшение сопротивления воды во время движения в воде. Это скольжение без всякого напряжения, без борьбы с водой ...more
This idea (expanded on in detail with loads of practical, detailed advice) is the essence of what I've taken away from Total Immersion. As someone who has been an AWFUL swimmer my entire life (I couldn't finish 1 Olympic-length lap without standing straight up, gasping for air), this book has helped me improve to a respectable 5 unbroken laps and I'm getting better every week.
The added benefit about this book is that it's ...more
I am new enough to swimming to not have any real pre-conceived notions of proper swim technique, but all of the suggestions and arguments for the Total Immersion technique make sense to me. It just seems logical. Plus when I a ...more
Ok so this isn't really literature, it's a book about swimming technique. It's devoted solely to the Front Crawl or Freestyle if you want to go all Olympic on me. If you've ever swum more than just casually you will have realised that in swimming technical skill far outweighs athleticism, hence the beauty of the book. ...more
I am one of those that Laughlin describes who seems to do better at the "feel" exercises rather than the drills. His ideas make total sense, but the drills elude me. Swimming by "feel", however, really worked for me. He has five great "feel" exercises -- swimming downhill, weightless hand, re ...more
If you're looking for a good read, this book will disappoint; it's extremely redundant. But as far as great ideas about swimming go, it was really helpful. Since I'm pretty much new to swimming, I need to watch ...more
The author's recommendations for key technique changes for three common mistakes are clear, simple and enthused. But he fails to explain basic technique in the first place.
This claims to be directed at novice swimmers, but does a poor job of reviewing basic terminology and frames of reference for directions. There are no diagrams or illustrations o ...more
While this book certainly did not turn me into an olympic champion, it - combined with the DVD, mind you - has certainly dialed down the level on the electric shock.
Swimming the crawl has yet to become effortless for me, but it is something at which I'm bec ...more
Unfortunately for the reader, you need a coach to help you actually perfect the technique.
I have been swimming total immersion for two years and it definitely works. I picked it up at the pool from the other triathletes, and now I understand why I have been doing it that way.
I also have been sprinting mo ...more
the updated video Terry Laughlin made recently has a few different things like xy hand position in the water and hip rotation to turn to breathe; also a brief thing about flip turns. also an indispensable aid to more efficient swimming. becoming a more effici ...more