TI Smart Speed Freestyle Workshop:

Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK -  June 16, 2019

LOCATION:  Morris Centre Club,  Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham B12 2TH United Kingdom  The Morris Centre swimming pool is situated in the heart of Birmingham at the Queen Elizabeth hospital and very close to the University of Birmingham. It is 5 minutes walk from the nearest train station and is easily accessible by car due to the good motorway network around Birmingham. CLICK HERE to view map (GPS).

TUITION: £199.99/person. 

WHEN: Sunday, 16 June 2019, 08:30 - 17:30 BST


REGISTRATION: To register please CLICK HERE and then click on the green "REGISTER" button on the top right.

CONTACT: Please email bookings@youcancoaching.co.uk or telephone 07971627428

YOUR COACHES: Workshop director, Tracey Baumann is a Total Immersion Master Coach and also the head of coaching worldwide including the responsibility of training new Total Immersion coaches around the world. She works with swimmers of all abilities including beginners, triathletes and swimmers at county and national levels.

Workshop assistant Penny Wilkin is the only Total Immersion coach who is also a BTF (British Triathlon Federation) level 3 coach. Penny is also a BTF certified Open Water Coach, a level 2 ASA swim teacher, and a certified Ironman Coach. She has competed five Ironman events and is booked for a solo channel swim in 2020.

DESCRIPTION: This is a one day swimming workshop directed by Master Total Immersion Coach, Tracey Baumann and Level 3 Total Immersion Coach, Penny Wilkin. During the day you will learn how to use swimming metrics such as time, stroke tempo and strokes per length to make you a faster swimmer. The workshop also includes video analysis. 

Who should take this workshop?
Swimmers who have completed an Effortless Endurance Workshop or lessons and have mastered the principles of balance, streamlining, timing and a relaxed arm recovery
       • Swimmers who can swim 1000m or more non stop front crawl.
       • Swimmers ready to take the next step to efficient swimming.
       • Swimmers who want to learn how to take the guesswork and drudgery out of their swim practice.
       • Long-time swimmers who find themselves stuck on a plateau or who have lost motivation.
       • Swimmers who want to get faster.

What will you learn?
How to personalize stroke length and find your optimal range of stroke counts (SPL range) for pool practice based on your height and skill characteristics.
       • How to adapt stroke length and learn to make strategic use of each stroke count in your personal range to swim farther or faster with minimum strain and maximum ease.
       • How to work with stroke length and stroke rate.
       • How to use a Tempo Trainer in combination with your personal range of stroke counts to create.
       • How to develop sustainable speed and the easiest way to maintain consistent pace for any distance.
       • How to create smart speed and the easiest way to increase pace.

This approach replaces one-size-fits-all workouts with a practice
that is completely personalized and will bring a mathematical specificity
and predictability to your practice, planning and set design.

What happens during the day?
During the day there will be about 4 hours of pool time split across three sessions with classroom sessions in between. The classroom sessions will cover the principles of Total Immersion swimming as well as feedback from your swimming videos.

Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch.


For the classroom: A pen/notebook or your favorite note taking device.

For the pool: An extra suit & towel if you want dry ones for the afternoon swim (we recommend), a swim cap (one will be provided), an extra pair of goggles – mirrored goggles are best, but tinted would be good, too. Flip flops or waterproof shoes. We recommend that male students wear a Speedo-type brief or close-fitting triathlon swim shorts, rather than loose-fitting swim trunks, which can make balance even more of a challenge. Something warm to wear after the swim. A water bottle and light lunch and/or snacks.  


I'm a Triathlete will this workshop help me swim faster?
Yes. We will teach you how to be more efficient and relaxed in the water so that you swim faster and save energy. Video analysis will show you where you can improve, and we will give you all the drills and skills needed to practice in your own time.

I'm not a Triathlete or open water swimmer. I just like swimming indoors for fitness and fun. Is the workshop suitable?
Yes. We work with anyone who likes swimming and wants to learn more, whatever your goals. We will teach you how to be efficient and relaxed in the water so that you can enjoy your swimming even more.

I can't swim at all is this course suitable?
This course is suitable for people who can already swim and able to swim 50m front crawl unsupported and be confident in the deep end of a swimming pool. If you are not yet at this stage please get in touch with us to book some one-to-one lessons or find out about our other courses.

I can only swim breast stroke. Is this course suitable for me?
The course is aimed at people who can swim 50m of front crawl and want to improve. If you're not sure then please get in touch to find out if the workshop is suitable, or how else we can help.

How fit do I need to be? Will the sessions be physically tiring?
This course is about learning good technique so does not involve swimming lots of hard lengths. This means that it shouldn't be physically tiring and you don't need to be especially fit to enjoy the day, However, learning something new can sometimes be mentally tiring especially as we will be giving you lots of information throughout the day.

Is there a minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This course is aimed at adult swimmers so the minimum age is 18.

What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring your swimming costume or trunks, goggles and a towel. You may like to bring a couple of each so that you have a dry costume and towel for the second session session. Swim hats will be provided.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
University Train station is a 5 minute walk. Birmingham has an excellent motorway network and The Morris Centre is 20-30 min drive from the M5, M42 and M6 making it easily accessible by car. Car Parking.

What's the refund policy?
Unfortunately refunds can't be offered, but where ever possible we will try to transfer you to a different workshop or course.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email bookings@youcancoaching.co.uk or telephone 07971627428