Safer – Stronger – Longer

Maybe you’ve noticed that we’ve been using a new tag line below our company name and logo: Safer – Stronger – Longer The logic behind it is this: I feel ethically obligated (and pleased!) to teach what I understand to be the safest movement...
Your Kick And Lower Back Pain

Your Kick And Lower Back Pain

Do you have pain or soreness sometimes in your lower back? It could be muscular (outside the spine) and it could be structural (inside the spine). It was encouraging to see this discussion Why Swimming Increases Low Back Degeneration, on Dr. John Mullen’s...
There Are Consequences

There Are Consequences

Recently, a TI Coach friend of mine attended a seminar given by a swim coach somewhat well-known in the US triathlon scene. My friend told me she went with an open mind and heart to learn from this coach with a different approach to swimming and I supported her,...
One Stroke Technique For Everyone? Part 3

One Stroke Technique For Everyone? Part 3

This continues from Part 2 of One Stroke Technique For Everyone? In the previous part I discussed how we might allow a swimmer to make compromises away from the ideal because she has limitations in her body that are unimproveable or there are other reasons that stack...
One Stroke Technique For Everyone? Part 2

One Stroke Technique For Everyone? Part 2

This continues from Part 1 of One Stroke Technique For Everyone? Improve What Is Improvable Let’s consider some of the features that could be improved if an athlete were motivated to do so: soft-tissue and joint immobility low flexibility low strength poor...