Kaizen is a Japanese word meaning “Continuous Improvement.” The defining characteristic of the most successful and satisfied TI Swimmers is, ironically, that they’re never satisfied. They believe they can continue learning and improving for life. Kaizen Swimming – how and why – is the theme of our latest book, Extraordinary Swimming for Every Body which is also the most complete and current summary of how to swim your best the TI Way.
At age 55, Terry Laughlin broke two National Masters records and was named the All-American for Long Distance Swimming in his age group, despite the fact that his first 10 years of competitive swimming – from age 12 to 22 – gave no hint of inborn talent for swimming well. Terry has improved more since age 50 than at any other time in his life. In ES4EB he shares all the lessons drawn from a lifetime of striving to swim well. The primary lesson is that the “secret” to extraordinary accomplishment is no secret at all, but is contained in behaviors, habits and attitudes that can be learned by anyone.
ES4EB is for: (1) those who wish to advance beyond TI basics toward the highest levels of skill and mastery; (2) those interested in becoming “complete” swimmers; or (3) competitive swimmers of any age – especially Masters swimmers. It includes our most up-to-date guidance on how to develop and train all four strokes. This book would also be the essential TI text for swimming coaches and teachers and those interested in becoming TI coaches.