It’s All About Rhythm

Stroke count, stroke length, and glide are important in swimming, but the overriding KING of efficient swimming is rhythm. One of the best tools for developing a sense of rhythm is the Tempo Trainer by Finis. Here’s an introduction to this tiny but effective device, plus a practice set to get you started. In the next few weeks, we’ll publish additional Tempo Trainer practice sets for each of the four strokes.

The Hidden Variable

One of my coolest races ever was the 1983 NCAA Championships. What I remember, specifically, is standing behind the blocks, waiting for the introductions, and just feeling HAPPY.

I’ll start by saying I’m not a huge baseball fan. My favorite sport is Formula 1 auto racing, and the season ended last week with Michael Schumacher winning his 6th World Championship. But I might have to rethink my attitude toward baseball.

The Drive

For those of you who don’t know me very well, I’ll give a quick bit of background, and hopefully, someday, I’ll be able to post more about the “important” parts of my life on here.