Event

Description

Effortless Endurance Freestyle Workshop
29 October 2017: Bury, England

Location: Bury Grammar School, BL9 0HH
Tuition: £205. 
For More Information & to Register: Contact TI Coach Joanna on 07952 599 606 or email info@shorelinecoaching.co.uk or Click Here for additional details.

DESCRIPTION
Would you like to be able to swim a mile or more with easy grace, enjoy every stroke and feel energized, not exhausted, when you finish? Would you like to make swimming the best part of triathlon or swim confidently in open water? Our Effortless Endurance workshop will help you achieve those goals, giving you a stroke you'll be proud of and a satisfying way to enjoy great health.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS WORKSHOP?
- New swimmers who want to develop great habits (but can swim 50m frontcrawl unaided)
- Swimmers who are struggling to improve
- Self-coached swimmers who would like expert assessment and advice
- Long-time swimmers who find themselves stuck on a plateau or who have lost motivation.

This workshop is recommended for those who can swim 50 meters or more of crawl stroke or who have studied TI skills previously via DVD. The workshop includes expert instruction, individualized feedback and video analysis.

WHY EASY FREESTYLE?
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%!). Dolphins move through water, humans move water around, so swimming farther or harder, as traditional programs advise, will only make your 'struggling skills' more permanent. The fastest, smartest way to increase your endurance or speed is to reduce energy waste.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?
During the workshop you'll learn the three foundation skills of effortless distance swimming:

BALANCE AND STABILITY
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 AND SLIPPERY
Learn to move through water, rather than move it around, by:
Shaping your body to be longer, better aligned, more hydrodynamic; and
Stroking in ways that minimize waves and turbulence.
Slippery swimming means that you travel farther 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’ll direct 'available' forces of body mass and gravity.

WHAT WILL YOU TAKE AWAY?
The tools to work on a transformed stroke that will let you swim from a mile to a marathon . . . and feel energized afterward.
The knowledge and awareness to begin a path of continuous improvement (we call it Kaizen) that can continue for decades.
You'll enjoy swimming as never before. And the more you enjoy, the more you’ll practice and the more you'll improve.


THE COACHES

The workshop director is TI Master Coach Jai Evans, one of only a few TI Master Coaches in Europe. 
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 and completing a Channel crossing in summer 2016

Joanna Crabtree is a Level 2 Total Immersion coach based in Merseyside. Having been a very average swimmer all her life she discovered Total Immersion while working in Sydney in 2001. On her return to the UK she pursued her interest in improving her swimming and eventually became a TI coach in 2015. She continues to improve in terms of distance, speed and technique from that starting point, using Total Immersion's "Kaizen" philsophy of continuous improvement. 
She runs regular 6-week Total Immersion courses and guided practice at pools in Liverpool and Birkenhead, sharing her knowledge and passion for swimming the Total Immersion way. She welcomes clients from all backgrounds, whatever their objectives: triathlons, open water, long distance, and health and fitness.

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