“I wanted to thank you for your newsletter. I just completed my first triathlon, the womens danskin in new england. It was fantastic. I have not swam in open water since I was a teenager ( I am 40 now!), and never took formal swimming lessons,(never mind that i am now 60 lbs overweight since last year) I started learning how to swim about 4 mths ago by printing out your lessons and going to the local YMCA to practice. At first I felt discouraged but then I came across your website and started seeing improvements immediately, I can actually breathe properly!! I did my 1/2 mile in 22 minutes which for me was wonderful. I started out in the back and mainly focused on going slow and staying at a steady pace and concentrating on my form. I seem to have a tendency to go too fast then being unable to catch my breath and this did not happen on race day. It was FANTASTIC!!! I cannot thank you enough!”

– Christine Caldwell, subscriber from Pocasset, MA

“I’ve been stunned with my progress in swimming. 5 weeks ago it felt like a major accomplishment to swim 8 laps without stopping. Now I’m comfortably swimming 2500 meters three times per week, and the crazy part is that it’s actually enjoyable. I’m breathing comfortably from both sides now, not inhaling water anymore, and overall I love the workouts. In 5 weeks I’ve gone from dreading the swim, to craving the swim.”

-David Lee, Atlanta, GA