[quote=terry;19072]Consider the possibility of being pulled to faster times even without another swimmer's help. I've experimented at times with using that as a Focal Point and found it almost always works. It's a Focal Point that calls upon you to employ a stronger gift of imagination, but I think it illustrates our remarkable ability to learn how to effect physical, tangible change with the power of thought.
That's a very interesting idea and definitely worth trying. I have noticed that I swim faster when I'm chasing a faster swimmer in practice and although some of the increased speed may be down to drafting, sometimes the faster swimmer is so far ahead that there can hardly be any suction between us.
I'll try to invent an imaginary swimmer the next time I swim - tomorrow if all goes according to plan.