Time to Tri: 303Radio Chats with Barry Siff

Recently USA Triathlon and IRONMAN teamed up and created the Time to Tri Initiative aimed at attracting 100,000 new athletes into the sport of Triathlon. In this podcast, Barry Siff, President of the USAT Board of Directors discussed how this initiative came to be, what it means for local races and how it will impact the sport overall. The program hopes to inspire grass roots approaches to making triathlon more accessible.

At 303Triathlon, we are starting the “303 Beginner Tri Project”. We will tackle some fundamental challenges beginners face and offer workout goals and key workouts for local races and encourage new triathletes to gather for information and group training opportunities. Stay tuned for more on this. Meanwhile, take a listen to this podcast with Barry!”

 

Missing Terry Laughlin of Total Immersion Swimming

The swimming and triathlon communities grieve the passing of Terry Laughlin, founder of Total Immersion Swimming.

As reported in Slowtwitch:

Terry Laughlin, the innovative swim technique pioneer whose Total Immersion system taught swimmers of all abilities and ages to swim in a slipperier, more fishlike manner, died Friday of complications related to his two-year fight with metastatic prostate cancer.

In a release on behalf from Laughlin’s wife Alice and daughters Fiona, Carrie and Betsy, the family wrote: “After living with metastatic prostate cancer for two years (about which he blogged widely), Terry passed away on Friday, October 20th, 2017, of complications related to his condition.

303’s own Rich Soares had interviewed Terry a couple of times on his Mile High Endurance Podcast over the last year and has this to say about Terry:

“Terry Laughlin liked to be referred to as the Chief Optimist Officer at Total Immersion. He loved to share his passion for swimming and he generously shared his passion with the Mile High Endurance audience on a number of occasions. Terry described swimming like some people describe an Italian sports car or fine art, or how a foodie describes their favorite dessert.”

In Episodes 62, 71, and 82 Terry took the audience through the Total Immersion methodology, the importance of bi-lateral breathing for open water swimming, and a convincing explanation of why it is possible to take your swim to a new level by finding your ideal stroke rate.

Enjoy the interviews and the legacy our dear friend Terry leaves with us. Happy swimming Terry!