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TI Effortless Endurance Freestyle Workshop:

West London TW12 3HF, UK - 29 May 2021


LOCATION: Lady Eleanor Holles School, Hanworth Rd, Hanworth, Hampton, London TW12 3HF, UK. CLICK HERE for map. Lady Eleanor Holles School is a superb 6-lane, 25m swimming pool.  Please bring your own packed lunch and drinks. 

TUITION: £325.00/person -  8 swimmers max/4 to 1 swimmer to coach ratio

TUITION INCLUDES: 

Sat 22 May 0800 - Zoom presentation and pre-workshop presentation and introductions
Sat 29 May 0930 - 1630  - Main pool workshop and classroom video analysis
Sat 5 June 0800 - 0900 - Zoom group post workshop Q&A. Also included is an in-depth Zoom one-to-one video stroke analysis session for each swimmer post workshop at a time convenient for you.

PAYMENT TYPECredit Card

REGISTRATION
:
 CLICK HERE to register. 

CONTACT: For more information please contact James Ewart,
 ticoachjames@icloud.com

ABOUT THE COACHES: Directed by TI Coach James Ewart with TI Coach Ant Jacobs. 

TI 
Workshop Director and coach James Ewart is a keen pool and open water swimmer with a competitive background as a junior and in masters swimming. He is also a video analysis specialist with an in-depth knowledge of video technology and software. He is passionate about technique and how small changes can make big differences. In the summer months he enjoys wetsuit free swimming in open water events from 1.5k to 5k. James is also a regular contributor to Outdoor Swimmer magazine and a guest coach for Swim Quest Swimming holidays. James is also a certified level 2 STA open water swimming coach.

TI Coach Ant Jacobs was born and brought up in South Africa where he was a competitive swimmer, water polo player and big wave surfer. In the UK he qualified as an ASA and BTF coach before discovering Total immersion and becoming a level 2 TI Coach. Ant has a passion for open water swimming. He is also is a certified level 2 STA open water swimming coach.

DESCRIPTION: With a maximum of 8 swimmers and a swimmer-to-coach ratio of 4 to 1, this workshop offers and exclusive and personal coaching environment. 

The main day comprises four hours pool time with exclusive use of the swimming pool, split into two sessions plus a working lunch presentation of swim theory with video analysis. 

The workshop includes expert instruction, individualised feedback and detailed video analysis. It is recommended for people who can swim at least 50m or more of crawl stroke or who have studied TI skills previously with DVDs, books or lessons.  During the day you will develop your understanding of front crawl and the skills you need to acquire to become a much more efficient swimmer. 

Who will benefit from this workshop?
       
• Long-time swimmers who find themselves stuck on a plateau or who have lost motivation.
       • New swimmers who want to develop great habits (but can swim 50m front crawl unaided).

       • Triathletes looking to improve their stroke, reduce their swim times and save energy.
       • Self-coached swimmers who would like expert assessment and advice.
       • Open Water swimmers looking to make their stroke more efficient.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

LEVEL 1 - EFFORTLESS ENDURANCE - The best way to increase your endurance or speed is to reduce energy waste when swimming. Using Total Immersion methodology, we will help you better understand how swimming front crawl works and how to practice in order to develop an efficient stroke. During the workshop you'll learn about and develop the foundation skills of effortless swimming:

BREATHING AND BREATH MANAGEMENT - We will help you understand how to breathe naturally in the water and learn how and when to turn the head with body rotation and time the breath so that it is integrated into the stroke.  We understand breathing is an issue for a lot of people and make sure we apportion plenty of time for you to work on this vital part of the stroke. 

BALANCE AND STABILITY - Feeling balanced and stable in the water transforms your swimming experience; learn how to work with the water not against it. 

STREAMLINING - Learn to push forwards through water by streamlining your body; once you are streamlined, much less effort is required to swim through it.  Water is 800 times thicker than air after all.

WHOLE BODY PROPULSION - Propel yourself forwards though the water using your core and channelling energy forwards using natural weight shifts; rather than the traditional notion of pulling backwards, we focus on driving forwards and merely using the leading arm and hand as an anchor to move our body past

VIDEO ANALYSIS - We use video short from above and below the water to help you better understand your stroke and the things you need to practice to improve moving forwards.  This video is reviewed during the day and the final video is sent to  you with analysis to review when you get home.

SCHEDULE:

Sat 22 May 0800 - Zoom presentation and pre-workshop presentation and introductions
Sat 29 May 0930 - 1630  - Main pool workshop and classroom video analysis
Sat 5 June 0800 - 0900 - Zoom group post workshop Q&A. Also included is an in-depth Zoom one-to-one video stroke analysis session for each swimmer post workshop at a time convenient for you.

WHAT TO BRING:

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. 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 and a thermal swim shirt if you tend to get cold in the. A water bottle and light lunch.  

CANCELLATION POLICY: No bookings can be cancelled less than four weeks before this event but can be transferred to future workshops but only if the place can be filled by somebody else.  

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