TI Effortless Endurance Workshop 1 Nov 2020 - Central London
Total Immersion Effortless Endurance Freestyle Workshop:
Thomas Guy Club, St Thomas Street London SE1 1XJ and Orchard Lisle Swimming Pool, Wolfson House, Weston Street, London Bridge, London SE1 3RB
31 Oct 1000 - 1130 (Virtual Zoom Presentation)
1 Nov 1000 - 1600 (Pool)
7 Nov 1000 - 1130 (Virtual Zoom presentation and video analysis)
Directed by TI Level 3 Coach James Ewart
Assisted by TI level 2 Coach Ant Jacobs
New Covid friendly format comprising 4 hours in the pool and two 90 minute zoom presentations plus follow up zoom chats with clients a month after the workshop.
31 Oct 1000 - 1130 (zoom virtual presentation)
1 Nov 1000 - 1600 (pool workshop)
7 Nov 1000 - 1130 (zoom virtual presentation and video analysis)
With a maximum of 6 swimmers and a swimmer to coach ratio of 3 to 1 this workshop offers an exclusive and personal coaching environment.
Directed by TI Coach James Ewart with TI Coach Ant Jacobs.
The day comprises about four hours pool time with exclusive use of the swimming pool, split into two sessions. 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 learn about and develop the foundation skills of effortless swimming:
BREATHING AND BREATH MANAGEMENT
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. 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.
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 also introduce you to the technique of this essential skill for open water swimming.
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 James Ewart is a keen pool and open water swimmer with 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. He is passionate about technique and how small changes can make big differences. In the summer months he enjoys wetsuit free swimming in open water events from 1.5k to 5k. James is also a regular contributor to Outdoor Swimmer magazine and a guest coach for Swim Quest Swimming holidays. James is also a certified Level 2 STA open water swimming coach.
Ant Jacobs was born and brought up in South Africa where he was a competitive swimmer, water polo player and big wave surfer.
In the UK Ant qualified as an ASA and BTF coach before discovering Total immersion and becoming a level 2 TI Coach. Ant has a passion for open water swimming. He is also is a certified Level 2 STA open water swimming 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.
No bookings can be cancelled less than four weeks before this event but can be transferred to future workshops but only if the place can be filled by somebody else.