What do you think is the biggest barrier to entry in the sport? A common answer is the swim portion, and we’ve got a recommendation to help get past that hump. Terry Laughlin’s Total Immersion book is a unique approach to swimming in the water. It’s about mindful fluid movement, not athletic ability, that will help people become efficient swimmers. By focusing on balance and streamlining in the water, the energy used for propulsion becomes much more effective. The book includes choreographed series of skill drills, guidance on how to improve fitness and form and a land-and-water program. Great for all ages and abilities.