Zoe’s TI Story
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 1st, 2013

We can all use a warm chuckle from time to time. So here’s a light-hearted guest post from Zoe Geven — a kaizen dog paddler — for your entertainment and amusement.

Zoe’s family, Tamara St. Claire and Richard Geven, live in the San Francisco Bay Area and enjoy running, biking and, increasingly, swimming. About a year ago they decided to do their first triathlon together. Richard had no swimming experience so they began looking around for swim instruction. A training buddy encouraged them to explore Total Immersion.

They attended a weekend workshop at San Mateo College and came away with, not just efficient strokes, but a passion for swimming. They attended the TI Open Water Experience at Maho Bay on St John USVI Jan 6-13, where Tamara displayed her utter comfort swimming in ‘sporty’ water. And Richard, though only a year into his swimming journey,by week’s end was keeping pace with strong, experienced swimmers (and our coaches) .

Our next Open Water Experience will be March 25-30 in Kailua Kona HI — we’ll swim in several places, but most often on the course for the Ironman World Championship. We will also hold a pool-based TI Effortless Endurance Workshop in Kailua on March 23-24. Info here.

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4 Responses to “Zoe’s TI Story”

  1. Christian says:

    Lots of fun.

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  2. Richard Rader says:

    Quite a thoughtful and fun piece, Tamara, Richard, and Zoe. All three of you get a 10 from me!!

    There’s simply no end of the good TI does in this world; all those of us who have benefited from TI owe a huge THANK YOU! to Terry for his vision, persistence, creativity, and enthusiasm to help others help themselves.

    THANK YOU TERRY!!

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  3. Kat Thomas says:

    Super cute! If Zoe can do it, then hell – so can I – thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. moe salar says:

    You better belive it , TI works

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