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Total Immersion: A Revolutionary Way to Swim Better and Faster

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Swim Better Than You Ever Thought You Could!

If you think fastest way to better swimming is more laps, you're wasting your breath, literally. Now you can swim better — and enjoy it more — using simple and original techniques developed by veteran swim coach and top-ranked Masters swimmer Terry Laughlin. Laughing has helped more adults to swim faster, more smoothly, and with less effort than any other swimming coach in the country. "Total Immersion," named for the popular workshops he gives across the country, will change the way you move your body through the water, Laughlin will take the way you swim and turn it inside out as you learn that it's technique — not athletic ability — that makes a strong swimmer. And best of all, you'll eliminate the boredom that comes with repetitive lap swimming. "Total Immersion" features:

* Step-by-step skill drills that anyone can master for better swim stokes, improved form, and more enjoyable workouts
* Tips on how to eliminate energy-robbing "drag" and swim more powerfully-with less effort
* The "Total Immersion" self- taught stroke makeover
* Dry land exercises to improve what you do in the water
* How to swim to burn off the most fat
* Easy-to follow illustrations

You will also learn which "pool toys" — like hand paddles and fins — can help you improve the most; how to swim for general fitness; how to stay injury-free; and much more. Based on more than twenty years of teaching, coaching, and research, Terry Laughlin's "Total Immersion" is sure to improve the quality of your swimming, whether you're skilled athlete or an average swimmer. And best of all, no more boring laps.

Synopsis:

Demonstrates the techniques perfected by the author while working with Olympic athletes, offering step-by-step drills that cover stroke improvement, drag elimination, burning fat, and dry-land exercises.

About the Author

Terry Laughlin is the director of Total Immersion Adult Swim Camps and Clubs, the fitness editor of Swim magazine, swimming columnist for Inside Triathlon, and senior editor for Fitness Swimmer. He holds Total Immersion swim camps all over the country, and lives in Goshen, New York.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Introduction

Part One: New Moves
Teaching Yourself to Swim a Whole New Way

Chapter 1
Swimming Laps and Going Nowhere

Chapter 2
Swim Better Without Getting Any Stronger? Yes!

Chapter 3
The Slippery Swimmer

Chapter 4
Tuning the Engine: Finding — and Using — Your Swimming Power

Chapter 5
Some Nervel — A Whole New Way to Train

Chapter 6
Skill Drills: The Fastest Way to a Faster Stroke

Chapter 7
Come to Your Senses. Swim by Feel

Chapter 8
Skill Drills: Time to Get Started

Part Two: Training Versus Trying
Finally, a Smarter Path to Fitness

Chapter 9
Training (and How to Get It)

Chapter 10
No-Sweat Swimming (Why Going Slow Will Get You There Faster)

Chapter 11
Time to Get Organized — Swimming by the Clock

Chapter 12
Racing. It's Just Training With a Twist

Chapter 13
Training Aids: The Good, the Not-Bad, and the Useless

Part Three: Swimming for Life
Be Healthy, Be Strong, Be Happy — Here's How

Chapter 14
Swimming the Pounds Away

Chapter 15
What to Do in the Weight Room: Strength Training the Total Immersion Way

Chapter 16
Keeping Your Workouts Injury Free

Chapter 17
Your Friends are Waiting ("Whom Can I Swim With? And Where?") —

Afterword
Appendix: The Total Immersion Practices
Where to Go for What: Your Directory to Resources for Better Total Immersion Swimming
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684818856
With:
Delves, John
Author:
Delves, John
Author:
Laughlin, Terry
Publisher:
Fireside
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Health and physical education
Subject:
Training
Subject:
Swimming
Subject:
Swimming -- Training.
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
v. 5.
Publication Date:
19960802
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.375 in 19.904 oz

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