"Fitness Swimming" or "TI"?

"Fitness Swimming" or "TI"?

Post by Dr. Ar » Wed, 14 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Hi,

If I had to pick one (and I think I won't have the guts to read two
books anyway), which ONE of these books would you recommend for
self-teaching (improving my technique)?

1) Fitness Swimming (Fitness Spectrum Series)
by Emmett W. Hines
List Price: $17.95 Our Price: $14.36 You Save: $3.59 (20%)

2) Total Immersion : The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and
Easier by Terry Laughlin, John Delves (Contributor)
List Price: $14.00 Our Price: $11.20 You Save: $2.80 (20%)

Thank you.

Art

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"Fitness Swimming" or "TI"?

Post by Mike Cob » Wed, 14 Jul 1999 04:00:00

TI.  Great book on technique.  Easy read, good diagrams.

Quote:
> Hi,

> If I had to pick one (and I think I won't have the guts to read two
> books anyway), which ONE of these books would you recommend for
> self-teaching (improving my technique)?

> 1) Fitness Swimming (Fitness Spectrum Series)
> by Emmett W. Hines
> List Price: $17.95 Our Price: $14.36 You Save: $3.59 (20%)

> 2) Total Immersion : The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and
> Easier by Terry Laughlin, John Delves (Contributor)
> List Price: $14.00 Our Price: $11.20 You Save: $2.80 (20%)

> Thank you.

> Art

> Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/
> Share what you know. Learn what you don't.


 
 
 

"Fitness Swimming" or "TI"?

Post by Totalswi » Wed, 14 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>If I had to pick one (and I think I won't have the guts to read two
>books anyway), which ONE of these books would you recommend for
>self-teaching (improving my technique)?

>1) Fitness Swimming (Fitness Spectrum Series)
>by Emmett W. Hines
>List Price: $17.95 Our Price: $14.36 You Save: $3.59 (20%)

>2) Total Immersion : The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and
>Easier by Terry Laughlin, John Delves (Contributor)
>List Price: $14.00 Our Price: $11.20 You Save: $2.80 (20%)

Art:
An admittedly less-than-objective reply since I wrote the latter book, but
here's my input. The object of the TI book was to provide a simple, clear guide
for people who are interested in coaching themselves, with a primary emphasis
on improving through more efficiency. LOTS of people have said it does exactly
that.
The Hines book (Human Kinetics originally asked me to write it, but I was tied
down by my Simon & Schuster contract and suggested Emmett to them) is the
nearly perfect complement to the TI book as its starting point is a TI-based
program for efficiency and it builds upon that foundation with guidance on how
to plan smart training programs. Emmett's book is equally easy to follow.
Allow me to suggest a third option -- The Guide to Fishlike Swimming, available
only from Total Immersion (www.totalimmersion.net) which is an update of the
original TI book referenced above.
And if you are more of a visual learner, than a cognitive learner (as most
people are) you'll probably learn more faster with the aid of our latest video
-- info also available on the website -- than with ANY book, including the TI
book.
Happy laps,
Terry
Terry Laughlin
Total Immersion Swimming
www.totalimmersion.net