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VIDEO: How to Swim Faster: Guaranteed, Not Guesswork

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photoTerry Laughlin will cover the elements of the "speed problem" in swimming, why the traditional means of swimming faster seldom work and why an often-ignored approach is virtually foolproof.

VIDEO: "Perpetual-Motion" Freestyle: The Three Percent Solution - Part 3

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photoIn this third part, Terry Laughlin discusses how to achieve an optimal freestyle stroke and what drills go into developing a good stroke.

VIDEO: "Perpetual-Motion" Freestyle: The Three Percent Solution - Part 2

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photoWork less to swim better. Part two of this video series covers the principles of active streamlining to swim faster with less effort.

VIDEO: "Perpetual-Motion" Freestyle: The Three Percent Solution - Part 1

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photoWork less to swim better. Part one of this video series covers the philosophy of Total Immersion swimming and looks at some common freestyle swimming misconceptions.

A May Day Swim Lesson: “Receive Endurance”

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photoMost of those thinking about tackling a long swim instinctively feel it’s necessary to Do much to build endurance - more yards, harder laps. But a focus on Receiving is ideal for long distances.

Examined Swimming

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photoHow familiar are you with the details of your stroke? Do you have ways, in the middle of a training set, perhaps while trying to keep up in a lane-circle, to keep your awareness acute?

Can You “Learn Talent”? OR Do You Take the Same Stroke 100,000 Times?

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photoAverage performers tend to feel they’re getting the job done if they grind out long sets of freestyle repeats. But too often that just means the same freestyle stroke imprinted thousands of times.

How Swimming Is Different From Running

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photoIncreasing your energy efficiency even modestly -- from, say, 3% to 4% -- can translate into a 33% improvement in your swimming.

Kaizen Swimming

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avatarHow to improve continuously…no matter how long you swim.

The Swimming Numbers that REALLY Matter

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avatarThe essentials of stroke count with respect to freestyle swimming.
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Terry Laughlin is Founder and Head Coach of Total Immersion Swimming.