Fully booked TI Effortless Endurance Workshop 23 Feb 2020 - London Bridge.
Total Immersion Effortless Endurance Freestyle Workshop at Orchard Lisle Swimming Pool, Guy's Hospital, London Bridge, London SE1 3RB
23 Feb 2020 0830 - 1700
Directed by TI Level 3 Coach James Ewart
Assisted by TI level 2 Coach Ant Jacobs
One day Effortless Endurance Freestyle Workshop at Orchard Lisle Swimming Pool, Guy's Hospital, London Bridge, London SE1 3RB (Please note this is not where we meet for our presentations and introductions and these details will be sent you once you book - it's just a five minute walk from the pool)
0830hrs - 1700hrs
Swimmer to Coach ratio is 4 to 1.
Directed by TI Coach James Ewart with TI Coach Ant Jacobs.
With a maximum of 8 swimmers and a swimmer to coach ratio of 4 to 1 this workshop offers an exclusive and personal coaching environment.
The day comprises four hours pool time with exclusive use of the swimming pool, split into two sessions plus three hours presentation of swim theory with video analysis on a 65" HD TV. We will also send you links to full detailed video analysis with professional TV sports-style on screen graphic annotations and commentary that you can review after the event.
The workshop includes expert instruction, individualised feedback and detailed video analysis. It is recommended for people who can swim at least 50m or more of crawl stroke or who have studied TI skills previously with DVDs, books or lessons. During the day you will develop your understanding of front crawl and the skills you need to acquire to become a much more efficient swimmer.
Who will benefit from this workshop?
- Long time swimmers who are stuck on a plateau or need motivation.
- New swimmers who want to develop really good habits.
- Self-coached swimmers who want expert assessment and advice.
- Triathletes looking to improve their stroke, reduce their swim times and save energy.
- Open Water swimmers looking to make their stroke more efficient.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN?
The best way to increase your endurance or speed is to reduce energy waste when swimming. Using Total Immersion methodology, we will help you better understand how swimming front crawl works and how to practise in order to develop an efficient stroke. During the workshop you'll develop the foundation skills of effortless swimming:
BREATHING AND BREATH MANAGEMENT
We understand breathing is an issue for a lot of people and make sure we apportion plenty of time for you to work on this vital part of the stroke. We will help you understand how to breathe naturally in the water and learn how and when to turn the head with body rotation and time the breath so that it is integrated into the stroke.
BALANCE AND STABILITY
Feeling balanced and stable in the water transforms your swimming experience; learn how to work with the water not against it.
Learn to push forwards through water by streamlining your body; once you are streamlined, much less effort is required to swim through it. Water is 800 times thicker than air after all.
WHOLE BODY PROPULSION
Propel yourself forwards though the water using your core and channelling energy forwards using natural weight shifts; rather than the traditional notion of pulling backwards, we focus on driving forwards and merely using the leading arm and hand as an anchor to move our body past
We use video short from above and below the water to help you better understand your stroke and the things you need to practise to improve moving forwards. This video is reviewed during the day and the final video is sent to you with analysis to review when you get home.
Workshop Director TI level 3 coach James Ewart has a competitive background as a junior and in masters swimming. He is also a video analysis specialist with an in-depth knowledge of video technology and software. In the summer months he enjoys wetsuit free swimming in open water events from 1.5k to 5k. He is also an STA certified level 2 Open Water swim coach. James is a full time coach running workshops and one to one coaching sessions in Chichester, Petersfield and London Bridge. James is also a guest coach with SwimQuest swimming holidays.
TI level 2 coach Ant Jacobs was brought swimming and surfing in the waters of South Africa and is a passionate open water swimmer. Ant is a full time swimming coach with his own swim school as well as offering one to one coaching sessions in London Bridge, Eastbourne and Tunbridge Wells. Ant is also a certified STA Open Water swim coach.
Orchard Lisle Swimming Pool is a 25 m pool less than five minutes walk from London Bridge station. Video analysis sessions and lunch break are five minutes walk away in the Guys Hospital Social Club where we will do detailed video analysis on a 65 inch HD television.
Tea and coffee will be provided along with biscuits and cake, but please bring your own packed lunch.
Bookings cancelled less than two weeks before this event can be transferred to future workshops only if the place can be filled by somebody else. All cancellations and transfers are subject to 15% admin fee.