TI Effortless Endurance Front Crawl Workshop:

Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK B15 2TH -  17 November 2024

LOCATION:  Morris Centre Club,  Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Mindelsohn Way, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TH United Kingdom.  The Morris Centre swimming pool is situated in the heart of Birmingham at the Queen Elizabeth hospital and very close to the University of Birmingham. It is 5 minutes walk from the nearest train station and is easily accessible by car due to the good motorway network around Birmingham. CLICK HERE to view map (GPS).

TUITION: £230.00/person. 

WHEN: Sunday, 17 November 2024, 08:30 - 17:30 GMT


REGISTRATION: To register please CLICK HERE and then scroll to the bottom calendar, select the date of your workshop. Then click on the time box to the right, and click "select and continue" to book your slot.

CONTACT: Please email penny@youcancoaching.co.uk or telephone 07971627428. CLICK HERE to see more workshop dates. 

YOUR COACH: Workshop Director Penny Wilkin is the only Total Immersion coach who is also a BTF (British Triathlon Federation) level 3 coach. Penny is also a BTF certified Open Water Coach, a level 2 ASA swim teacher, and a certified Ironman Coach. She has competed six Ironman events and swam the English Channel three times as part of a six person relay team.

The swimmer to coach ratio will be 5 to 1 ensuring you get the best individual attention.

DESCRIPTION: This is a one-day swimming workshop directed by Level 3 Total Immersion Coach, Penny Wilkin. During the day you will learn how to swim front crawl easily and efficiently. The swimmer to coach ration will be 5 to 1 ensuring you get the best individual attention.

Who should take this workshop?
New swimmers who want to develop great habits (but can swim 50m front crawl unaided)
       • Swimmers who have struggled to improve
       • Self-coached swimmers who would like expert assessment and advice
       • Long-time swimmers who find themselves stuck on a plateau or who have lost motivation.

If you want to:
Be able to swim a mile or more and not feel exhausted when you finish
       • Swim confidently in open water
       • Finish the swim leg of a triathlon with energy left for the bike and run
       • Swim faster with less effort

Then this is the workshop for you.

What will you learn?
You will learn the principles of Total Immersion swimming including breathing, balance and streamlining.
       • Understand the principles of efficient front crawl swimming so that you understand how to improve, what to avoid and 
          common myths of swimming.
       • Using a mixture of classroom time and pool time you will learn in small bite size chunks one step at a time.
       • You will learn how to practice and integrate your learning into your regular swimming and training.
       • Using video analysis you will see yourself swim both under the water and above water and with the help of some video analysis will learn precisely what you need to do to improve.

What happens during the day?
During the day there will be about 4 hours of pool time split across three sessions with classroom sessions in between. The classroom sessions will cover the principles of Total Immersion swimming as well as detailed feedback from your swimming videos.
Tea and coffee and home made cake will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch.


For the classroom: Easy Freestyle Users Guide sent to you on registration. 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. Flip flops (thongs) 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.  


I'm a Triathlete will this workshop help me swim faster?
Yes. We will teach you how to be more efficient and relaxed in the water so that you swim faster and save energy. Video analysis will show you where you can improve, and we will give you all the drills and skills needed to practice in your own time.

I'm not a Triathlete or open water swimmer. I just like swimming indoors for fitness and fun. Is the workshop suitable?
Yes. We work with anyone who likes swimming and wants to learn more, whatever your goals. We will teach you how to be efficient and relaxed in the water so that you can enjoy your swimming even more.

I can't swim at all is this course suitable?
This course is suitable for people who can already swim and able to swim 50m front crawl unsupported and be confident in the deep end of a swimming pool. If you are not yet at this stage please get in touch with us to book some one-to-one lessons or find out about our other courses.

I can only swim breast stroke. Is this course suitable for me?
The course is aimed at people who can swim 50m of front crawl and want to improve. If you're not sure then please get in touch to find out if the workshop is suitable, or how else we can help.

How fit do I need to be? Will the sessions be physically tiring?
This course is about learning good technique so does not involve swimming lots of hard lengths. This means that it shouldn't be physically tiring and you don't need to be especially fit to enjoy the day, However, learning something new can sometimes be mentally tiring especially as we will be giving you lots of information throughout the day.

Is there a minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This course is aimed at adult swimmers so the minimum age is 18.

What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring your swimming costume or trunks, goggles and a towel. You may like to bring a couple of each so that you have a dry costume and towel for the second session session. Swim hats will be provided.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
University Train station is a 5 minute walk. Birmingham has an excellent motorway network and The Morris Centre is 20-30min drive from the M5, M42 and M6 making it easily accessible by car. Car Parking.

What's the refund policy?
Unfortunately refunds can't be offered, but where ever possible we will try to transfer you to a different workshop or course.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email penny@youcancoaching.co.uk or telephone 07971627428