TOTAL IMMERSION WORKSHOP
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SWIM A MILE OR MORE AND FEEL ENERGISED, NOT EXHAUSTED WHEN YOU FINISH? WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE SWIMMING THE BEST PART OF YOUR TRIATHLON OR SWIM MORE CONFIDENTLY IN OPEN WATER?
Our Effortless Endurance workshop will help you achieve those goals.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS WORKSHOP?
Longtime swimmers who find themselves stuck on a plateau or who have lost motivation.
New swimmers who want to develop great habits, but who are able to swim at least 50 metres.
Self-coached swimmers who would like expert assessment and advice.
Triathletes looking to improve their stroke and use less energy and improve their swim times using less effort.
Open Water swimmers looking to improve their stroke and make it more efficient.
The day comprises approximately four hours pool time with video and three hours in the classroom with video analysis. In addition we will email you full detailed video analysis using state of the art software for you to study when you get home.
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
Human swimmers are energy-wasting machines. Typically we convert only 3% of energy into forward motion. (Dolphins convert 80% and even elite swimmers like Michael Phelps convert only 9%!)
The fastest, smartest way to increase your endurance or speed is to reduce energy waste.
During the workshop you'll learn the three foundation skills of effortless swimming:
BALANCE & STABILTY
Become 'weightless' by learning to cooperate with gravity instead of fighting it. Learning balance transforms struggle into smoothness and calms churning legs. It also brings the body control and mental calm necessary to learn every skill that follows.
SLEEK & SLIPPERY
Learn to move through water rather than move it around by shaping your body to be longer, better aligned, more hydrodynamic and swimming in a way that minimise waves and turbulence. Slippery swimming means you travel further and easier on each stroke.
WHOLE BODY PROPULSION
Replace churning with effortless power by connecting arm and leg actions to rhythmic, relaxed weight shifts initiated in the core. Instead of generating muscular force you will direct available forces of body mass and gravity.
Jai Evans is a full time swim coach with over 20 years experience and has been a Total Immersion coach for 15 years. He has a wealth of experience teaching all ages and abilities from complete beginners all the way up to national level competitive swimmers and world championship qualifying triathletes. His aim is to make all swimmers more efficient, benefit from effortless speed and most of all enjoy the water. Jai also runs the open water swimming sessions at Stanton Lakes in the Midlands and provides coaching for triathletes and open water swimmers to reach their full potential in their events.
Jai was a keen triathlete himself in his younger years, however nowadays his passion in his own time is open water swimming. He has many swims under his belt, including completing the overnight 2 way windermere swim which is 21 miles.
Keith Lewis is an experienced long course triathlete, open water swimmer and long distance swim/run competitor. He has coached Ironman Kona qualifiers, national level swimmers, a number of English Channel swimmers and water phobics.
Mike Weedon is a passionate lifelong swimmer which has led him to become an avid observer of all swimmers and their technique. The question 'what makes some swimmers more efficient than others?' led him to gravitate towards Total Immersion's systematic approach to teaching swimmers. His continued application of Total Immersion's mindful approach to his own style has provided him with the insight to assist clients transform their own swimming.