- Title: TI Advanced Skills Freestyle Workshop: Gent, Belgium
- When: 09.07.2019 - 09.07.2019
- Where: Zwembad GUSB - Gent
- Category: Level 2: Freestyle Workshop
TI Advanced Skills Freestyle Workshop (Level 2):
September 7, 2019
Zwembad GUSB, Watersportbaan 3, 9000 Gent, Belgium
150.00€ /person - Limit 6 swimmers max, minimum 3 swimmers.
CONTACT: CLICK HERE to register and for more information.
PREREQUISITESwimmers shall have completed a Level 1 workshop or equivalent in private lessons, and should be comfortable swimming 100m or more with a front quadrant stroke, including whole stroke integrated breathing.
• Meet and welcome in the classroom with some time to learn about the principles of swimming
• 90 minutes of pool time
• Video analysis and play back
• Access to the pool
Establish high, wide recovery that rebalances your vessel and sends its weight and momentum *forward* and tune up core stabilizer muscles. Together these increase comfort, control, and speed, hold a sleek body line during recovery, and strengthen the connection between recovery arm momentum, weight shift and propulsion.
Keep a longer, lower-drag bodyline as you breathe and swim faster. Control leg-splay and knee-flex to reduce drag, and increase kick-effectiveness.
The 2-Beat Kick (2BK) is an essential skill. It minimizes drag and turbulence and takes virtually no energy, but adds whole-body power to your stroke. The 2BK adds to propulsion by driving your body through rotation into its most streamlined, minimal drag position.
Convert Force (horsepower) into Locomotion by (1) Position your extended arm to trap the maximum volume of water; (2) Move your body forward — rather than move your hand back; and (3) Do both with no arm fatigue.
(Subject to minor revision)
09:15 - 10:15 - Welcome, Theory in Classroom
10:15 - 10:30 - Get changed
10:30 - 12:00 - Pool time: drills and video recording
12:00 - 12:15 - Get changed
12:15 - 13:00 - Video Analysis
A pen/notebook or your favorite note taking device.
An extra suit & towel if you want dry ones for the afternoon swim, a swim cap, 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.
- Venue: Zwembad GUSB
- City: Gent