Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actor: Terry Laughlin
Genres: Educational, Sports, Exercise & Fitness
Happy Laps is the first TI self-help tool to address the real basics: how do I swim without fear of sinking, how do I breathe in water, and how do I move with such efficiency that I will be able to swim graceful, nearly ef... more »
I love this DVD!
S. Y. Newton | Lewisburg, PA USA | 11/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This 40 minute DVD managed to do what 5 different swimming instructors and 4 'how to swim' books could not. It taught me to swim!! If you are an adult that has never learned to swim or is afraid of the water - this is the DVD for you.
The DVD is divided into three lessons and each lesson contains numerous drills. Ideally the drills will be performed with a partner, as shown in the DVD, but I did it on my own.
Lesson One will teach you to be comfortable in the water. Lesson Two teaches you how your body naturally behaves in the water. Lesson Three teaches you a modified swimming "stroke" that will allow a beginner to do laps. Once you have mastered this modified swimming "stroke", it will be easy to learn the traditional freestyle or backstroke.
All of the instruction takes place in a pool and most of the DVD is filmed under water. An accompanying manual can be downloaded from the totalimmersion.net website. I think this DVD is a gem. But remember it is designed for a beginner. If you are not a novice you will be dissapointed. The Freestyle, Backstroke, Breastroke and "Betterfly" DVDs by the same author are better choices for those wanting to improve their technique.
Still not convinced? Take a peak at the sample videos on totalimmersion.net. You won't be disappointed."
Swim Like a Fish
J. Page | 06/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I'm constantly trying to improve my swimming skills and was recently steered toward Total Immersion swimming. This DVD clearly demonstrates the drills and lessons of the Total Immersion Swim School. It was instructional and clear and I found it to be very helpful. The concept of swimming on your side instead of flat to the surface is a real advancement in grace and speed. The DVD is easy to follow and the lessons are spelled out clearly. I'm mastering the drills and look forward to swimming like a fish soon! I recommend this product to anyone interested in improving their swim skills."
It took my fear of sinking away
Pia | New York, NY United States | 04/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"this DVD is for beginners who want to take the first steps in swimming or someone who is not comfortable in water. I bought this with Free Style Made Easy and I am happy to say that I can now swim."