Learn To Coach Yourself

Learn To Coach Yourself

When I started the first version of our online training in 2012, my intention was to provide support for our camp and workshop swimmers, who traveled from afar, who were going home and had no local coach and no materials to show them what to do in the weeks and months...
Follow A Proven Effective Path

Follow A Proven Effective Path

This is the second part of a series discussing how Deliberate Practice principles are embodied in our Total Immersion method and manner of training. You may read Part 1 first. I am referring to Chapter 4 “The Gold Standard” in Anders Ericsson’s book...
There Is A Better Way

There Is A Better Way

I happened to see some triathletes link to this article on Facebook a couple months ago. The title caught my attention because, clearly, this was such a contrast to our approach to swimming. I would have just ignored an article like this, but was curious to see what...
Self-Limiting Practice Sets

Self-Limiting Practice Sets

I want to keep confronting the false notion that fitness training and technical training are two separate activities in the pool. Fitness and Technique are truly inseparable, and should be regarded as such in every practice activity. All repetitive movement is...