Hey just wanted to give everyone an update since I posted a while ago about this... If anyone remembers reading, I broke my foot over the winter and asked for recommendations from board members on info on swimming,, since that was one activity I could do w/o bearing weight on my foot. You guys were a big help... I bought the Total Immersion DVD & Book, and absolutely loved it. I would say in less than a month, I went from swimming 100m and stopping (sucking wind!) to swimming over 750m and feeling good about swimming. Long story short, my foot healed in the spring, I kept up the swim training, and this past Sunday I did my first sprint triathlon. It was a 750m swim, 15 mi bike, and 5 k run. I finished in 1:42:15, and am happy with that since my goals were to finish first and foremost, and try to break 1 hr 50 min. So thanks to everyone who recommended Total Immersion, I've since passed on the name of the DVD/book to at least 4 other people. Triathlons are fun to do and quite exciting on race day--it's just hard to work in 3 other disciplines while keeping up on tennis matches!