TI Effortless Endurance Freestyle Workshop:
Norwalk, CT - March 30, 2019

LOCATION: VELO-CT8 Willard Rd, Norwalk, CT 06851. NOTE: This is a heated, indoor pool, but pool temperatures tend to be about 79 - 80 degrees. If you get cold easily we recommend bringing a wetsuit or thermal swim shirt.

TUITION: $395.00/person, We will only take 6 participants for this workshopDiscounts are available for 2 or more people signing up together as well as other group discounts (for example Triathlete or USMS groups), special rates for active duty fire, police, and military service peoplePlease contact Denise at denise@totalimmersion.net


CONTACT: For more information please contact Denise Edkins at denise@totalimmersion.net 

ABOUT THE COACH: A great opportunity to work with TI Master Coach Shane Eversfield(click on Shane's name to see his bio). 

DESCRIPTION: This clinic is appropriate for any ability level with a reasonable comfort in the water. We often have newer swimmers and veteran triathletes learning at the same time to improve their speed and efficiency, and the TI foundation allows all swimmers to progress together. This one-day course takes you through the following:

LEVEL 1 - Effortless Endurance (day 1) for the TI foundation- drills and skills to correct all of the stroke faults and habits that keep athletes from swimming smoothly without effort. We’ll get and in-depth progression towards a stroke the offers continuing possibilities for improvement, and move through skill work to finish the day finding efficient, effortless stroke segments.

1. Cooperate with Gravity - Most swimmers fight gravity trying to stay on top of the water. We teach you to find your natural equilibrium by sinking into weightlessness. Learning to relax into the water breaks the “survival- stroking” cycle, and frees your arms and legs for their best use. Besides, gravity is a powerful natural force; doesn’t it make more sense to use it than fight it?

2. Take the Path of Least Resistance - Once you understand that you must swim through the water — and mindful that water is almost 800 times denser than air — it’s logical to focus more on how well you streamline than how you pull and kick. We’ll teach you to shape yourself to cut through the water like a torpedo by alternating a right-side-streamline with a left-side-streamline. Each stroke will move you farther and faster with less effort.

3. Swim with your Body - Traditional thinking about swimming treats the body as having an “arms department” that pulls you forward and a “legs department” that pushes you forward. In Fishlike Freestyle, you swim with your whole body, instead of your arms and legs. We’ll teach you to propel with a simple 2-beat kick, relaxed and rhythmic weight shifts, rather than arm-and-leg churning.

4. Breathe Easy - We’ll also teach you about breathing easily as you swim. No more breathlessness, no worries about choking. The air is free, take all you need.

Our coaches are some of the most active Total Immersion Directors and have worked
with athletes from complete beginner to professional a

SCHEDULE: Our schedule will be as follows (subject to minor revision):

08:15 am                    - Check-in (in classroom)
08:30 am - 09:30 am - Orientation and foundational instruction (in the classroom)
09:30 am - 11:30 am - 1st underwater videotaping and group instruction in the pool.
11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Classroom workshop and review of video #1/working lunch (bring your own)
12:30 pm - 02:30 pm - 2nd underwater videotaping and group instruction in the pool
02:30 pm - 03:30 pm - Video analysis of video #2 and wrap-up classroom.

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. A thermal shirt or wetsuit to wear during class. Something warm to wear after the swim. A water bottle and light lunch and/or snacks.  

No refund will be issued for cancellations less than 8 days prior to the scheduled workshop. For cancellations at least 8 days prior to the scheduled workshop, any monies paid above the $100 deposit will be refunded in full. The $100 deposit per person remains non-refundable, but may be transferred to any future workshop within one year of initial registration. A transfer fee of $100 will apply.   


  • Venue: VELO-CT
  • City: Norwalk
  • State: CT
  • Country: Country: US