How Can You Improve By Not Trying To?

How Can You Improve By Not Trying To?

For many in our culture, probably the most challenging attitude to develop in mindfulness is ‘non-striving’. It is certainly counter-intuitive in nearly every context we face.  In mindfulness meditation, non-striving could be viewed as a skill we develop...

What Is Your Philosophy And Ethic Of Sport?

One of the figures in body work that has inspired me for many years is Kelly Starrett of The Ready State. He does more than develop solutions for athletes, he is an advocate for the wider well-being of people of all types and ages. Kelly has such a wonderfully far...
The Power Of Modest Actions

The Power Of Modest Actions

Think of the power of wind, water or ice to reshape the landscape in dramatic ways. A steadily blowing wind can build a mountain of sand. A steadily flowing stream can dig a deep canyon into rock. A steadily creeping glacier can carve magnificent, polished cliff...
The Bigger Picture Of Staying In Shape

The Bigger Picture Of Staying In Shape

Some swimmers are asking me what they can possibly do to stay in any sort of shape and stay on track for certain events they are still hoping to enjoy later this summer after the quarantine is (hopefully) over. There is  much encouragement, advice and interesting...
Can You Make Improvements?

Can You Make Improvements?

You come to a reputable coach for help because you know something is wrong or you know something could be better in how you are swimming, and you trust this person to help you work on it. After doing some testing we hopefully come to some understanding of what is...
Your Posture Affects Breathing Too

Your Posture Affects Breathing Too

Here is an excerpt from my forthcoming book (working title) Better Breathing In Freestyle. I appreciate those of you cheering me on to get this out there. I’ve made a second draft on the first 75% and now working on the first draft of the last 25% which is the...
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