TI is designed to help ANY human body move through the water
with less resistance and more synchronous movement.
Any skill level. Any speed. Any goal.
The biomechanics and fluid dynamics do not change
- Terry Laughlin
Total Immersion is about increasing efficiency - swimming a longer distance in the water and at the same time reducing energy use. To achieve this, we need to engage our mind and body differently from the "traditional" method of swimming.
The traditional mantra ' No pain - No gain' has been replaced by ' No brain - No gain'
The Most Graceful Freestyle Swimming by Shinji Takeuchi, master coach
When I learned Total Immersion, I pretended to be Shinji when I swam. I told it to a student, then he said " I pretend to be Johnny " 😂
Total Immersion Freestyle Swimming Demonstration by Terry Laughlin, head coach
Two free courses
These provide a good insight into Total Immersion
Total Immersion Academy (for videos, books, articles, etc)
Total Immersion Forum (not active, but contains many very good posts)
Swimming that changes your life - blogs by Terry Laughlin, founder of Total Immersion Swimming
Smooth Strokes Blog - blogs by Mat Hudson
Swimming movies (some the same as above)
Presentations by Terry Laughlin