Yesterday I spent 20 minutes working with Graham on breathing. It turned out to be a great example of accelerating your learning by using rapid cycle testing. This follows the same steps as in our free template, many times in a single session.
What data do you have in your head, or record in your swim notebook?
Information is not knowledge. What’s in this swimmer’s head is all information, not knowledge.
To make real, lasting improvements in anything we do, it’s not enough to be an expert in our field of activity, we also need to understand and apply the System of Profound Knowledge. W Edwards Deming initially developed this framework in relation to management of organisations, whether they deliver products or services, in private, public or third sector.
As an Improvement Advisor, I learn every day of the impact that an understanding of Profound Knowledge can have on improving health and social care, and other public services.
So why talk about it here? It can be applied to any area of our lives. To the daily school run; to losing weight and maintaining weightloss; to managing the household budget; to the kids’ bedtime; and yes, to swimming.