“Everything you do helps you with something else.”

“Everything you do helps you with something else.”

(Posted in Facebook Notes by Cindy Fredrickson on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 11:18am)
 
Notes from: Swimming and Musical Instruments by Coach Bob McAdams, Posted on Feb 10, 2010 at http://www.totalimmersion.net/blog/Swimming-and-Musical-Instruments.html
 
“Everything you do helps you with something else.”
 

The Secrets of the Musicians: We slow the music down to a speed at which we can play it correctly, and then we gradually speed it up, while still playing it correctly, until we reach the speed at which it is supposed to be played. All musicians use this remedy because it is the only way to learn precise, intricate movements that have to be executed quickly and flawlessly.

Slowing Things Down and Speeding Them Up: Critics of Total Immersion have sometimes claimed that it teaches swimmers how to swim beautifully and elegantly, but not quickly. But that is because they mistakenly believe that slowing things down is the end of the Total Immersion teaching process, whereas in reality it is only the first part of that process. After slowing things down to perfect your technique, you then want to gradually speed things up, while still practicing flawless technique, until you reach race speeds.

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