Archive for the ‘New TI Swimmers’ Category

T.I. (‘Tee-Aye’) Chi
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on February 7th, 2014

Brian Suddeth, a TI enthusiast from Bowie MD. has been helping a blind friend and co-worker, named Mark, to learn efficiency the TI way. Mark had attempted a marathon run, but suffered an injury and had to drop out.  So his new goal is to complete a mile in open water, at the Great Chesapeake […]

by Terry Laughlin

Posted on July 28th, 2012

In regular posts over the next 10 days, I’ll share thoughts that help make the super-human performances of the world’s best swimmers relatable to the ‘average’ swimmers–including those who may be inspired this week to begin a swimming journey. Many of these posts will focus more on how Olympians think, than how they stroke. This can often be of far greater value.

While the mainstream media will handicap the races — breathlessly speculating whether Lochte or Phelps will win the 400 IM– or look for human interest stories, I’m less interested in outcomes or personalities, than in what we can learn from Olympic swimmers that can positively impact our own swimming. And we can often draw more valuable insights from how Olympic swimmers think than how they stroke.

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.

Two Key Lessons for New TI (Adult) Swimmers
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 20th, 2011

Two Lessons for new adult swimmers: (1) Be in This Place and Moment as comfortably and calmly as possible, rather than straining to reach the other end. (2) Don’t self-criticize or judge. Instead learn from every experience.

First TI Swim Lesson: “Weightless in the Water”
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 18th, 2011

Let go of the usual goal of Getting to the Other End of the pool. Your new goal is to Be Aware of Every Stroke.