TI Advanced Skills Freestyle Workshop (Level 2):
Gent, Belgium - September 7, 2019

LOCATION: Zwembad GUSB, Watersportbaan 3, 9000 Gent, Belgium

TUITION: 150.00€ /person Limit 6 swimmers max, minimum 3 swimmers.

CONTACT: CLICK HERE to register and for more information. 

DESCRIPTION: A great opportunity to work with Master TI Coach Marjon Huibers (NL)***Note this course will be taught in Dutch and English!   

PREREQUISITE: Swimmers 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.

What does the workshop include?
      • 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

What will you learn?

• Balance:  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.

• Streamline: 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.

• Kick Timing: 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.

• Effective Propulsion: 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.

You’ll enjoy swimming as never before!
The more you enjoy it, the more you’ll practice and the more you’ll improve 

SCHEDULE: (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


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, 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.