Chapter 1Swimming Laps and Going Nowhere
It's no mystery why people have trouble swimming as fast or as far or as smoothly as they'd like -- most of them are doing it backward. "Don't worry if your form's not perfect," coaches and instructors have always assured us. "Just get those laps in. Eventually, you'll be fit enough to develop a smoother, stronger stroke." It really works the other way around, but that's not how it's been taught.
Until now. Let me tell you how I came to discover what good swimming is really
all about, and what this means to anyone who would rather spend his or her time growing faster and...