Dance with the Water   Leave a comment

Jim Vance has written a series of outstanding articles on the topic of swimming with speed and efficiency, not through increased strokes and force, but rather in terms of dancing with the water. His strategies and techniques remind me of the zen-like approach to swimming in Terry Laughlin’s Total Immersion. “Move to your own beat and not in rhythm with the water, and you’re bound to struggle,” is a maxim for Vance. The key to swimming speed is good form, and the key to good form ultimately comes down to a special mental state and awareness of your movement through water. You can check out Vance’s “Dance with Water” three-part series on Active by clicking HERE, HERE and HERE. Also check out the Total Immersion web site HERE.

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