Focal Point Mastery

In his best-selling book 'The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance,' Sports Illustrated writer David Epstein (a newly-minted TI enthusiast) writes that learned (i.e. not innate) perceptual skills are a hallmark of expert athletic performance. These perceptual skills differ for each sport. For ball and team sports, they're primarily visual. In swimming, they're overwhelmingly sensory. In this Swim Academy webinar, Terry Laughlin explains how he took his own sensory perception from average to acute over the past 20 years.