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...
Flow Requires Full Attention

Flow Requires Full Attention

This continues from Part 4 of our discussion of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s eight “characteristic dimensions of the flow experience” outlined in his book The Evolving Self. The first two features of flow had more to do with planning what your training...
How To Build Your Own Practice Plan

How To Build Your Own Practice Plan

This blog has been going for over 7 years, and has gathered over 450 posts on mindful swimming and related topics. From time to time I’ve been asked when I will compose a book out of some of it. Blogs tend to keep attention on the latest post while good stuff...
Can You Practice When Injured?

Can You Practice When Injured?

This title will likely attract attention because injury seems to accompany serious swimmers who persist in the sport long enough. The questions are common: should I practice when injured and if so, how?   Injured By Swimming The first scenario to address is when...