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TI Effortless Endurance Freestyle Workshop:
Austin, TX - March 3, 2019


LOCATION: Dell Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX  78731

TUITION: Weekend workshop - $295.00; JCC Member $205.00.

CONTACT: For more information please contact TI Coach Todd Erickson at (210) 379-5170 or ticoachtodd@att.net

REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE

DESCRIPTION: 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS WORKSHOP?
      • New swimmers who want to start smart;
      • Swimmers who have struggled to improve;
      • Self-coached swimmers who wish an expert assessment and course correction.
      • Long-time swimmers who have gotten stuck on a plateau or lack motivation.

Why Easy Freestyle?
Human swimmers are energy-wasting machines, converting only 3% of energy into forward motion . (Dolphins convert 80%; elite swimmers, like Michael Phelps, convert only 9%!) Dolphins move through water. Humans move around in water and move the water around. 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?
Since 1989, the TI Effortless Endurance ‘pyramid’ of Balance, Streamline, and Whole Body Propulsion has transformed tens of thousands of ‘strugglers’ into skilled swimmers, literally overnight in some cases. You will learn:

Balance - No more sinking or struggling. Learn to ‘cooperate’ with gravity to get the water to support you effortlessly. You’ll feel more comfortable, more stable, and gain the ability to swim at the equivalent of ‘conversational’ pace. 

Streamline - Take the path of least resistance. Learn to shape your body to pierce the water and how to stroke with a minimum of wave making, turbulence, bubbles and splash—all of which are evidence of energy being wasted. Reduce drag and swim any distance or speed more easily. 

Whole-Body Propulsion - Work with the water. Learn two invaluable habits: (1) Align yourself with natural forces--gravity and buoyancy--to take the place of muscular forces; and (2) Propel with tireless core power in place of fatigue-prone arm and leg muscles. Become the swimming equivalent of a perpetual motion machine. 

Seamless Breathing - Get all the air you want and need while maintaining seamless flow in your stroke. We’ll teach you to keep head and spine aligned and to move your head in coordination with body roll, not independently

What Will You Take Away:
      1. A transformed stroke that will let you swim from a mile to a marathon . . . and feel energized afterward.
      2. The knowledge and awareness to begin a path of continuous improvement (we call it Kaizen) that can continue for decades.
      3. You’ll enjoy swimming as never before. And the more you enjoy the more you’ll practice, the more you’ll improve.

SCHEDULE: Our schedule will be as follows (subject to minor revision):
In the morning and afternoon pool sessions you will learn the TI Skills progression via group instruction -- the most efficient way to acquire a lot of skill. Your coaches will film video of your swim with analysis afterward in a classroom setting.

Sunday
09:00 am -                    Check-in in classroom (Coaches office, Bill Walker Natatorium)
09:00 am - 10:15 am    Orientation and foundational instruction, dry land rehearsals
10:30 am - 12:00
 pm   1st underwater videotaping and group instruction in the pool. 
12:00 pm - 01:30 pm
   Meet in Classroom for working lunch and review of video #1, dry land rehearsals for afternoon pool session
01:30 pm - 03:30 pm
   Group instruction in the pool and video3:45-5:00 – Classroom discussion and review of video #2 

WHAT TO BRING:
For the classroom: Medical Release form & Easy Freestyle Users Guide sent to you on registration. Lunch and a water bottle.
For the pool: An extra suit & towel if you want dry ones for the afternoon swim, an extra pair of goggles.  Rash guard or thermal swim shirt, if you get cold easily – pool temp is approx. 79-80 and inside.  We recommend that male students wear a Speedo-type brief, square-leg, jammer suit or close-fitting triathlon swim shorts, rather than loose-fitting swim trunks, which can make balance even more of a challenge due to increases weight and drag.    

CANCELLATION POLICY: No refund will be issued for cancellations less than 8 days prior to the scheduled workshop unless a doctor’s note can be provided. For cancellations at least 8 days prior to the scheduled workshop, will be refunded in full.

 

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