Have Extra Time? Master Your Breathing

Have Extra Time? Master Your Breathing

While so many of us are exiled from our pools and can’t go swimming at this time, if there was one skill I could choose for you to work on during these weeks away – one that would benefit EVERYTHING else you are doing in life, from sleeping, to digestion,...
Stroke Training As Meditation

Stroke Training As Meditation

Finding Acceleration Again The other day I was helping one of my students, whose challenging life circumstances in the last few months had regretfully kept him away from the pool too much. He was in need of tune up on some skills that were progressing previously, but...
The Habit Of Exercise – Part 4

The Habit Of Exercise – Part 4

This post is Part 4, the last of a 4-part series on The Habit Of Exercise. A cheat-sheet and stripped-down version of what I’ve done to develop a robust habit is provided at the bottom.   Keep It Skill-Oriented Activities that don’t require much...
Full Attention Required

Full Attention Required

We are continuing our series on the application of Deliberate Practice in our way of training: Part 1 – The Definition Of Deliberate Practice Part 2 – Follow A Proven Effective Path Part 3 – Difficult And Enjoyable Practice Part 4 – Focus On...
Leave The Pool…

Leave The Pool…

In the previous post Alternatives On A Tough Day I talked about what to do when you don’t feel the its best thing to do your pool assignment. Here is another way to approach a practice when you have less than your best available. It’s a simple but profound...
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