Swimming Golf

Swimming Golf

In the early days when I started with Total Immersion and before metronomes, we used Swimming Golf. Swimming Golf was a means to experiment with stroke counts, speed, and efficiency. I still use it these days for some of the athletes I coach and for anyone who...
Top 10 Reasons to Come to Fresh Freestyle Camp.

Top 10 Reasons to Come to Fresh Freestyle Camp.

Here are my top 10 reasons why you should come to Fresh Freestyle Swim Training Camp in January: 1) 3 solid days to dial in on your swim. 2) Jump into 2017 by taking steps to make your swim the easiest leg of your tri (heck you are lying down!). 3) Get “eyes on” and...
Swimming Faster… What’s your hurry?

Swimming Faster… What’s your hurry?

Last weekend I had the rare opportunity to see dozens of dolphins swimming, leaping, spinning and playing in the ocean.  They were Atlantic bottlenose dolphins gathered at the mouth of the Ogeechee River where it meets the Atlantic Ocean near Savannah, GA....

Head Position is Always in Fashion

In this video I discuss the various points about head position. It doesn’t matter what level swimmer you are, the body follows the head. From beginner to advanced level swimmer, tune in to hear what I have to share. Before you start any swim practice, race or...
Put the Pros before the Cons

Put the Pros before the Cons

Coach Suzanne and I recently had a little q and a about coaching athletes. I asked her, in general, what workout do athletes tend to skip? Here was her response: ‘The one they need the most! It differs from athlete to athlete – it may be swim technique and they...
Get Hip to Swim

Get Hip to Swim

As I was thinking about what to blog and share with all of you, an athlete texted me about the swimmers he is watching in the Olympics. He was inquiring as to why the swimmers he is watching don’t look like they are doing a freestyle stroke with overlap or a patient...
Fall into Fast

Fall into Fast

Finding the sensation of falling forward in freestyle can be difficult. The mind is often uncomfortable giving in to feeling this way, mostly because the air feels so much further away. In a recent lesson at the Discovery Aquatics Studio, we explored the impact of the...
Connections

Connections

Today I spent time in the open water with one of my favorite athletes. She started with hardly any swim experience, a fear of deep water, very little kinesthetic awareness and a huge desire to learn. Her persistence and dedication has her making progress in leaps and...