Balance is truly Thing One -- the most transformative and valuable swimming skill. It's why, even after an estimated 6000+ hrs of TI practice over the last 23 years, a large part of my self-awareness and focus is still directed at Balance. In the early days it was front-to-back balance; now it's side-to-side, or Lateral Stability.
Head Coach & Chief Executive Optimist
May your laps be as happy as mine.
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