I accomplished something I wasn’t sure I would be able to. I’ve completed many triathlons at various distances but I’d never done this in an ocean. On the East Coast of the United States where the ocean is vast and you cannot see land for miles (if at all) I decided it was a great place to try. Standing in front of the water with the waves coming in and no land in sight, Teresa reminded me that the water is a very special place and with the right plan (which she reminded me I had) and right technique (which tri balance has taught me) as well as the right frame of mind anything is possible. She was right in spades. The swim ended up being the best part of my event and despite bike issues probably the biggest accomplishment in my adult athletic endeavours. I couldn’t find enough words to thank Teresa other than to let others know she comes highly recommend from me!
I have been passionate about triathlon for a number of years and, like many others, dreaded the swim portion. My strategy was just to kick at a rapid pace, use my arms as much as I could, and try to power through the swim before I got to the events I was was more comfortable with. This resulted in below average swim times, and I always felt drained and tired after getting out of the water. After I started with Teresa’s program, everything changed. I re-learned how to make a proper stroke, and glide efficiently through the water. My thrashing and kicking turned to natural, fluid propulsion. My swim times improved while using substantially less energy. I can’t say enough about Teresa’s coaching and the Total Immersion swim style.
“Don’t chase speed,
Let speed come to you“
Teresa is passionate about swimming and she is an incredible coach. Patient, positive, kind and shows genuine joy when a student gets excited about swimming! I am hooked on TI swimming! I can swim more than triple the distance using less energy. TI swimming is the most graceful, smooth, efficient way to swim and has made my Triathlon races a much more enjoyable experience.