Total Immersion

Total Immersion

The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and Easier

Book - 2004
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Even though swimming is the closest thing to a perfect exercise you can name, too few people experience its full benefits. That's because most find themselves fighting to stay afloat, struggling for air, and feeling exhausted after just a lap or two, all of which makes this perfect exercise frustrating, laborious, and complicated. For the past fifteen years, veteran swim coach Terry Laughlin has been teaching adults how to swim better - and enjoy it more - by using his simple and original techniques. Laughlin turns traditional swimming beliefs inside out as he explains that it's technique - not athletic ability - that makes a strong swimmer. Laughlin teaches 'Fishlike Swimming,' focusing on slipping through the water rather than using muscle to overpower it. The key is working with the water, not against it - learning to swim ever faster and farther without losing a sense of flow, grace, economy, and balance.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2004
Edition: Rev. and updated ed., Fireside ed. --
ISBN: 9780743253437
Characteristics: 302 p. : ill
Additional Contributors: Delves, John


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Feb 21, 2017

A must read for all swimmers with helpful hints on technique and the importance of rolling when swimming.

Jul 24, 2016

I have a two young swimmers who have just completed their first year in the local swim team and that brought me to this book.

I'm glad that I read it, first half of the book helps me better understand the swimming technique. It's easy to read and I feel like suddenly I understand a lot of swimming tutorial were talking about. I skipped the 2nd half of the book which gives the step by step instruction of Total immersion drills and followed the DVD tutorials that come with the book.

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