Terry Laughlin is the world’s most trusted expert on swimming technique. His first book "Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and Easier" is the best-selling swimming book ever. His innovative Total Immersion methods have helped a million ‘average’ swimmers around the world swim with a skill, confidence, and satisfaction unmatched by any other approach.
Terry’s latest book, Swim Ultra-Efficient Freestyle, is the clearest, simplest, and most comprehensive explanation ever published on swimming technique (and perhaps for any human-movement skill.) Whether you’re a beginner or have swum for decades; whether you swim for health and relaxation or for endurance and speed; you’ll find insights and instruction (visual aids too) on every page that will provide clear direction on how to swim smarter, better . . . faster.
You’ll learn about a path-breaking ‘fishlike’ approach to swimming freestyle--the first major innovation in this technique in 100 years. These techniques evolved originally to help late-starting adults (the vast majority self-taught) progress rapidly from struggling to swim a short distance to covering long distances with striking ease and skill. They've subsequently been embraced by swimmers of all kinds—including the U.S. Navy Seals!
TI techniques are the world’s most efficient because of two critical innovations:
1. Adapting the balance, streamlined profiles, and integrated propulsion of fish and aquatic mammals to human anatomy; and
2. Distilling the skills and habits of World and Olympic champions that are learnable by anyone--and not dependent on special gifts or talents.
With the TI Method, it doesn’t take youth, strength, or athleticism to become the swimmer you always dreamed of being. [You’ll read about Dr. Paul Lurie who took his first TI lesson at age 94; became a youtube sensation—and swam a quarter mile in open water--at 95; and increased his speed 25% at 96. At 97, he swims 20 lengths every morning.]
From Drowner to Competent Swimmer
I have just finished an intensive read of your new e-book. I have always been highly impressed and committed to the TI philosophy and method since I committed to transitioning from a running only (and horrible to non existent swimming, and biking too) kind of guy to a competitor in triathlon in 2012 at age 64 and stumbled across TI. I am still relatively a flailing beginner, but I have made great strides (or strokes, actually) in the short time I have been practicing and self learning TI.
But this new book really takes the cake. It is a significant step forward from the sum total of all the videos and books I have bought from TI in the past 2 years, and presented in a thoughtful, highly credible style and format. Kudos indeed.
I just wish I had started on this journey years ago, but never mind, I am now committed to improving my swimming continuously, and loving it, until the day I die.
From A Swim Coach - Magical!
One word always comes to mind when describing Total Immersion swimming…”magical”!! Ihave coached 100’s of swimmers using Total Immersion and have witnessed the magic 1st hand. In this book, Terry has updated us on his latest discoveries to make Total Immersion swimming even more efficient than it was before! A must buy for all swimmers.
Julia Aimers - Team Triumph Triathlon Club - Coach