Archive for the ‘Brain Training’ Category

Why I Count Strokes the Conscious (‘Hard’) Way
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 1st, 2014

Earlier this month, TI Coach (and ‘Head Librarian’ of the TI Swim Academy) Mat Hudson wrote a ¬†blog titled¬†Why Count Strokes? I urge you to read it — all the way through. It’s packed with invaluable insight and clear, compelling explanation. At the top, Mat enumerates his reasons for counting strokes. My favorites include: Counting […]

Strong Body, Sharp Mind: How swimming can give it to you
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 26th, 2013

If you emphasize neural training, you always receive quality aerobic training.

Focus = Bliss.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 1st, 2013

Practicing Focal Points is as good for your brain as it is for your stroke and psyche.

How to Create Enduring (Muscle) Memories
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 22nd, 2013

New skills must be integrated with the brain’s existing circuits. Here’s how you can accelerate that process.

How to Use Tempo Trainer to make your turns (and times) faster.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on May 9th, 2012

Stay with the (Tempo Trainer) beep on turns as well as laps. Turns and times will both improve immediately.

Swim like Sun Yang ‘in your dreams.’ No, Really!
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on April 19th, 2012

When you focus intently you tell your brain that what you’re doing is a ‘high value activity.’ The brain will then continue to encode a skill or solution while you sleep.

Hold One Thought
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on March 20th, 2012

Your first swim lesson isn’t how to Stroke. It’s how to Think One Thought.

Use TI Practice to prepare for any significant life challenge
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 22nd, 2012

How many non-swimming sports or fitness activities can develop broadly-beneficial behavioral and thinking patterns?

TI Practice: All the benefits of yoga. None of the risks.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 13th, 2012

TI Swimming has all the mental and spiritual benefits of yoga, is even better for you physically, and is risk-free. Combining TI with sound practice of yoga is the BEST way to age healthfully.

Five Principles for Continuous Improvement (for decades)
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 11th, 2012

Improve your swimming year after year after year by adopting these five Practice Principles.