Posts Tagged ‘Kaizen’

What is Success in TI Swimming?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on January 25th, 2013

For TI coaches, the measure of success is how many ‘ordinary’ people we can help have EXTRAORDINARY swim experiences.

A ‘Recipe’ for Successful 2013 Resolutions
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 28th, 2012

Small is beautiful, Focus on Process. Embrace the Imperfect. Be happier today. The recipe for successful resolutions.

Start Where You Are
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 22nd, 2012

Starting where you are is a way to banish labels like ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ or ‘good’ and ‘bad.’

META-Learning: Who Would You Rather Have As A Teacher–Phelps or Shinji?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on December 4th, 2012

Shinji improved at swimming in nearly the exact opposite way that Michael Phelps did. But his learning process offers lessons for Everyone.

Should Children Swim Competitively or for Exercise?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 30th, 2012

Children should swim to develop an essential life skill, to stretch their learning faculties, to develop form they can be proud of and to cultivate a lifelong love of swimming. Should they join a swim team? Only if it leads to those outcomes.

Guest Post: From Survivor to Swimming Sensei in 18 Months
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on November 9th, 2012

Helping people understand what works, and show them how they can continually improve is a precious gift.

Try it. You might just >gasp< like it.
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on October 28th, 2012

Practicing with a sense of curiosity produces moments of more intense happiness than anything else I do.

Will Michael Phelps Change How YOU Swim?
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on August 5th, 2012

Will the legacy of Michael Phelps change how you swim? Will you also strive to expand your mastery?

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.

Shinji’s Story: How he became the World’s Most Graceful Swimmer
by Terry Laughlin

Posted on June 15th, 2012

Shinji is both the #1 Most Graceful Swimmer in the world and the #1 Self-Coached Swimmer–the embodiment of Kaizen. How does Shinji describe himself? “Just a middle-aged average swimmer who tries to improve every day.”