Total Immersion Effortless Endurance Freestyle Workshop:
Sandbach, Cheshire, UK - 16 August 2020

LOCATION: Sandbach SchoolCrewe Road,
, Cheshire 
CW11 3NSCLICK HERE for map.


PAYMENT TYPE: Paypal or Bank transfer


CONTACTFor more information please contact TI Master Coach Jai Evans on 079291799162 email swimjai@me.com.

ABOUT THE COACH: ​A fantastic opportunity to work with Total Immersion Master Coach Jai Evans, one of the most experienced Total Immersion Coaches in the world and one of only two Master coaches in the UK. Jai has been a full time swim coach/teacher for over 20 years, most of his working life. Most of his Total Immersion coach training has taken place alongside Total Immersion founder Terry Laughlin in New Paltz and other locations around the US and Europe over the years since starting out as a Total Immersion coach back in 1999.  He specializes in stroke mechanics (all strokes) and works with all levels of swimmer from beginners to National level on a day to day basis and runs the Open water swimming sessions at Stanton Lakes in the Midlands.  Jai is also a keen swimmer himself especially in open water where he has completed many iconic swims including several one-way Windermere’s, a 2 way Windermere overnight and an English Channel solo swim amongst many others. 

DESCRIPTION: This workshop is appropriate for people who can swim at least 50m or more of Front crawl (Freestyle). 

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. 

Who should take this workshop?
New swimmers who want to develop great habits.
     • Self-coached swimmers who would like expert assessment and advice.
     • Triathletes looking to improve their stroke and use less energy and improve their swim times using less effort.
     • Open Water swimmers looking to improve their stroke and make it more efficient.

What will you learn?
During the workshop you'll learn the three foundation skills of effortless distance 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 mental calm necessary to learn every skill that follows.

• Sleek and Slippery: Learn to move through water, rather than move it around, by shaping your body to be longer, better aligned, more hydrodynamic; and Stroking in ways that minimize waves and turbulence. Slippery swimming means that you travel farther and easier 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.

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

What will you take away?
The tools to work on a transformed 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) that can continue for decades. You'll enjoy swimming as never before. And the more you enjoy, the more you’ll practice and the more you'll improve.

SCHEDULE: 10:00 – 18:30 

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. Something warm to wear after the swim. A water bottle and light lunch and/or snacks.  

Workshop tuition is non-refundable No refund will be issued for cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the scheduled workshop. Tuition can be transferred to another workshop. Transfer requests must be made no later than 2 weeks prior to the event.