Newsflash About Coach Mat and TI

Newsflash About Coach Mat and TI

There is nothing like a bit of surprising news to catch your attention, and this may surprise a lot of you, but not all. Here it is: With some regret and some relief I resigned from my association with Total Immersion, Inc. at the end of September. I was a certified...
The Back Story Of The Stroke Count Charts

The Back Story Of The Stroke Count Charts

To clarify, let me add on this story of how these Optimal Stroke Count charts came about… First a note: this is not intended to be an precisely chronological story. It is simply a recollection of the main events that shaped the formation of these charts, weaving...
Becoming A New Student Again

Becoming A New Student Again

I am into the third week of my first experience in taiji/tai chi and qigong. I was first attracted to study this a few years ago, but have been waiting for an open window of time in my schedule to coincide with a class and instructor that seemed to have the approach I...
How To Improve Endurance

How To Improve Endurance

When do we need endurance? When we are going really hard? When we are going really fast? When we are going really far?  There is great discomfort in any of these and that discomfort needs to be overcome to finish, Maybe we need endurance in all three, but a different...
The Challenge Of Going Slow

The Challenge Of Going Slow

Three Zones There are two extremes that we are urged to avoid in training – going too hard and going too easy. If we go too hard, or go hard too often, something is going to break. If we go too easy, or go easy too often, we simply will not grow, and may even...
What’s In My Swim Bag?

What’s In My Swim Bag?

What basic gear would I recommend for your swim bag (or swim kit, as some folks call it)? Well, let’s take a look in mine to give you an idea what might go into yours. Swim Suit Probably the first, and most important item is my swim suit (or costume). I wear...