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...
The Hardships We Face

The Hardships We Face

I both run and swim year round. In the last year or so I’ve put a lot more emphasis on running, and felt the corresponding motivation for that activity. Back in April, after a week off from illness, I irritated my achilles tendon on the first (allegedly...
Who Is A Longevity Athlete?

Who Is A Longevity Athlete?

For 10 years I’ve been publishing nearly every week on this Smooth Strokes blog, with more than 500 articles. This blog is dedicated to discussing the practice of swimming, mindfulness, fitness, advanced training and beyond. If you’ve been viewing this...
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