TI Effortless Endurance Freestyle Workshop (Level 1)

Gent, Belgium: September 7, 2019


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

TUITION: 275.00€ /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 Coach Marjon Huibers (NL)  ***Note this course will be taught in Dutch and English! 

Who should take this workshop?
        • Long-time swimmers who find themselves stuck on a plateau or who are losing motivation
        • New swimmers (able to swim at least 50 metres) who want to develop great habits
        • Self-coached swimmers who would like expert assessment and advice
        • Triathletes looking to improve swim times and use less energy
        • Open water swimmers looking to make their stroke more efficient

This workshop is recommended for those who can swim 50 meters or more in freestyle, or who have studied TI skills previously via DVD. The workshop includes expert instruction, individualized feedback and video analysis.

What happens in an Effortless Endurance workshop?
This workshop includes:

        • Some classroom time to learn about the principles of swimming and ask questions
        • 3 hours of pool time
        • Video analysis and play back
        • Lunch, soft drinks, coffee and light snacks in the afternoon
        • A free copy of the Sneaky Speed E-book

What will you learn? 
The three foundation skills of effortless swimming:

• Balance and stability - Become 'weightless' by learning to cooperate with gravity instead of fighting it.  Learning balance transforms struggle into smoothness and calms churning legs. It also brings the body control, and the mental focus necessary to learn every skill that follows.

• Streamlining - Learn to move through water, rather than move it around, by shaping your body to be longer, better aligned, more hydrodynamic; learn to swim using techniques that minimize waves and turbulence.  Sleek and slippery swimming means that you travel further and more easily on each stroke.

• Whole body propulsion - Replace churning with effortless power by connecting arm and leg actions to rhythmic, relaxed weight-shifts initiated in the core.  Instead of generating muscular force you’ll direct available forces of body mass and gravity.

What will you take away?
        • The tools to work on a transformed freestyle stroke that will let you swim from a mile to a marathon . . . and feel energized afterward
        • The knowledge and awareness to begin a path of continuous improvement (we call it Kaizen)

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

SCHEDULE: (Subject to minor revisions)

Saturday September 7, 2019

09:15 - 10:15 - Welcome, Theory in Classroom

10:15 - 10:30 - Get changed

10:30 - 12:00 - Pooltime: drills and video recording

12:00 - 12:15 - Get changed

12:15 - 13:45 - Lunch and Video Analysis

13:45 - 14:00 - Get changed

14:00 - 15:30 - Pooltime: drills and video recording

15:30 - 15:45 - Get changed

15:45 - 16:30 - Final Video Analyses and Wrap up


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.