The Effort In Effortless

Recently this questions has come up few times in various forms: How effortless should effortless swimming be? And here is one way I’ve answered that question: The sensation of effortless is relative – when you compare the sensation of swimming once...

2-Beat Kick Steps

Are you one of those swimmers who has been trying to integrate the 2-Beat Kick (2BK) into your stroke lately? Don’t feel bad if you have been struggling. I would say at least half my students find this really complicated in the first few months of practicing TI...

Imprinting A Quality Catch

Here are some great questions from a comment on Opportunity Cost. He is asking about Early Vertical Forearm (EVF) and what to expect in establishing this skill:   I’ve been musing on this very thing [opportunity costs] in my TI practice. I’ve recently...

Got Talent?

Here is my two-cents to add to those who’ve been doing a great job busting the myths behind talent (Like Daniel Coyle in The Talent Code): Talent is just the gift of a head-start. It isn’t what gets you through a practice, across the finish line or onto...

No Bubbles To Eat

Recently we conducted a TI Coach training camp in Poznan Poland at the amazing Termy Maltanskie olympic pool and aqua park complex. (It will be the site of the 2014 European Championships, I believe). On the last day while doing some sync swimming and video in the 25m...

Little Details Big Difference

Little details can make a big difference. I am back in the pool for a couple weeks while waiting for the sea to calm down. However, this particular pool is rarely consistent in temperature. So arriving yesterday I found it 30 C (87 F) – uncomfortably (and...
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