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- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 288 pages
- Dimensions: 188mm x 234mm x 22mm | 599g
- Publication date: 21 June 2004
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0743253434
- ISBN 13: 9780743253437
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Sales rank: 9,856
Even though swimming is the closest thing to a perfect exercise you can name, too few people experience its full benefits. That's because most find themselves fighting to stay afloat, struggling for air, and feeling exhausted after just a lap or two, all of which makes this perfect exercise frustrating, laborious, and complicated. For the past fifteen years, veteran swim coach Terry Laughlin has been teaching adults how to swim better - and enjoy it more - by using his simple and original techniques. Laughlin turns traditional swimming beliefs inside out as he explains that it's technique - not athletic ability - that makes a strong swimmer. Laughlin teaches 'Fishlike Swimming,' focusing on slipping through the water rather than using muscle to overpower it. The key is working with the water, not against it - learning to swim ever faster and farther without losing a sense of flow, grace, economy, and balance.
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Terry Laughlin was a competitive swimmer in college and went on to coach college swim teams for 20 years. He is now the director of Total Immersion Adult Swim Camps and Clubs, which are held all over the world.
David Marsh 1996, 2000, and 2004 United States Olympic Coach and Head Coach, Auburn University (2003 NCAA Men's and Women's champions) "Total Immersion" can help anyone learn to be a better swimmer, regardless of ability. Terry Laughlin makes an improved stroke simple for the novice, yet I've seen his methods work for elite swimmers, too.