Safer – Stronger – Longer

Maybe you’ve noticed that we’ve been using a new tag line below our company name and logo: Safer – Stronger – Longer The logic behind it is this: I feel ethically obligated (and pleased!) to teach what I understand to be the safest movement...
There Are Consequences

There Are Consequences

Recently, a TI Coach friend of mine attended a seminar given by a swim coach somewhat well-known in the US triathlon scene. My friend told me she went with an open mind and heart to learn from this coach with a different approach to swimming and I supported her,...
Should You Wear A Wetsuit?

Should You Wear A Wetsuit?

Comfort Barrier If the water is cooler than you are comfortable with, or even really cold, should you wear a wetsuit? Well, my short answer to this question is, if the cold will keep you from swimming, but otherwise you are fit, capable and eager to go, then wear a...
Which Podium Are You Aiming For?

Which Podium Are You Aiming For?

In engineering there is this rule of optimization which says you can’t optimize for everything in a system. You have to choose what few functions or goals to prioritize and give greater resources to and which to strip resources from.  You can’t have it...
The Sweet Spot Of Exercise

The Sweet Spot Of Exercise

I was listening to this inspiring Rich Roll podcast interview with David Goggins. It was 1 hr 45 minutes of mind-blowing stories of what this guy has accomplished in his military career and in ultra-distance events, in light of  the history he had to work from. All...
Weight Training For Swimming?

Weight Training For Swimming?

Recently a swimmer friend emailed me the link to this article and asked my perspective on it. Since it comes through an authoritative source (US Masters Swimming) it carries some weight in the minds of swimmers. The article is ” Strength and Size: Getting...