(Now Open 7 Days a Week 7:00 am - 8:00 pm)

For inquiries or to book an appointment please email the New Paltz Swim Studio team: 
* Please note: email is the fastest and best way to get a response from us! Thank you!

The One and Only Total Immersion Swim Studio is owned and operated by Alice and Terry Laughlin, Head Coach and Creator of the Total Immersion Swimming Method in books and DVDs worldwide as well as instruction face-to-face here.

Total Immersion Swimming, Inc. celebrates its 30th year this season as TI Founder Terry Laughlin marks his 42nd year Coaching and teaching swimming to all ages and abilities from beginner adults to elite athletes. The Total Immersion Swim Studio was established in 2005 and the Laughlin Family of TI Coaches have been conducting TI Weekend Workshops for Adults and TI Swim lessons year round.

The Total Immersion Swim Studio boasted the most experienced Total Immersion Swim Coaches with all of us coaching between 12 to 42 years each -- not collectively!

We conduct TI Workshops for ADULTS every weekend year round from our residence Endless Pool, complete with flume, 88 degree warm water, underwater and above water video, private change room, bathroom and waiting room and office.

We conduct swim lessons every day for ADULT Triathletes and Swimmers of all abilities-beginner to elite and children lessons ages 5 up. for Learn to swim beginners, 4 stroke for HS and university swim teams. 

Total Immersion Swim Studio Workshops
DAILY WORKSHOPS & Lessons By Appointment. Private and Semi-Private
OPEN 7 am - 8 pm 7 DAYS / WEEK

We are adhering to strict NY State Department of Health guidelines

            1 – A mask is required at all times when not. ALL COACHES have been vaccinated.

            2 – We will only do one-to-one instruction OR we will instruct 2 people maximum from the same household/pod.

            3 – We will not instruct people with fevers or showing any symptoms of illness.

instruction. All swimmers must be able to swim independently.

            4 – We have an indoor and an outdoor shower and changing room for swimmers. And a private bathroom.


What to bring:

            1 – We will supply a bathing cap

            2 – Goggles will be available for purchase, but, for now, you cannot try before you buy

            3 – Bring your own goggles, towel (two are better than one), an extra bathing suit and

      toiletries (we will have bottled soap, conditioner and shampoo available)

            4 – A face mask and hand sanitizer

Click Here for Adult Instruction

Click Here for Youth Instruction 

As of 2021 with COVID guidelines
Ages: Teenage High School, college and adult independent swimmers and up who do not require hands-on assistance.


*Note: most of these lessons can also be broken into 90-minute sessions over multiple days if you prefer, we have options.  Just ask.


PRIVATE ONE-DAY (Mon-Sun) One person - One-Day, 5 hours of instruction: $495 - Special (With breaks 6 to 7-hour day total)


OR PRIVATE TWO-DAY (Mon-Sun) One person -  6 hours of swimming instruction over TWO days (two, 90-minute swim sessions each day) for $595 – these  can also be broken into 4 days of 90 minute sessions each if you prefer: D

PRIVATE HALF DAY (Mon-Sun) One person – HALF DAY, 3 hours of instruction: $350 (Two 90-minute sessions with a break between - 4 hour day total)


SEMI-PRIVATE ONE-DAY (Mon-Sun) Two people from the same household, One-Day, 5 hours of instruction: Special $450 each person  (With breaks 7 hour day total)

SEMI-PRIVATE HALF-DAY (Mon-Sun) One person - HALF-Day, 3 hours of instruction: $350 each person (Two 90-minute sessions with a break between - 4 hour day total)


*** NOTE: You can also sign up for a half-day (TWO 90 minute sessions, or a FULL DAY - 6 hours, FOUR 90 minute sessions that you can take one 90-minute session at a time (one day each, or two days each) or however you want to work it.

The Total Immersion Swim Studio
37 Kleinekill Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

914-466-5956 or 800-609-SWIM 

Additional Info
    • Total Immersion Swim Studio is open Year Round 7 days a week, 7am -8 pm
    • TI Private and semi private TI Freestyle Workshops are conducted every weekend.
    • The one and only Total Immersion Swim Studio! Celebrating our 30th TI Season!

**Total Immersion Studio Workshop participants receive FREE e-book, Ultra Efficient Freestyle, 138 pages with full color photos written by Total Immersion Founder and Head Coach Terry Laughlin, featuring Alice and Terry Laughlin as demonstrators of the step by step sequence of mechanics and flow of the Total Immersion Freestyle.

**Participants also receive a FREE silicone TI swim cap.

Advanced TI Workshops for Triathletes with Shane Eversfield (by appointment)
Total Immersion Triathlon Advanced Swim Camps focus on efficient swim technique and pacing to improve not just your swim, but your overall finish time.  Each day includes two 90-120 minutes swim sessions:  One session per day devoted to technique with video analysis.  One lap pool session devoted to pacing skills.  One session devoted to open water skills.  (Can be altered to suit your needs.)

Our focus for both Mastery Camps is on core-based and gravity-sourced propulsion.  In a single word: efficiency.  Go farther and faster with less energy, less risk of injury, faster recovery, and way more enjoyment and ease.  Learn more about efficiency for swim, bike and run: watch this video – a roundtable discussion between Terry Laughlin (Total Immersion), Danny Dreyer (Chi Running) and Shane Eversfield (Zendurance Cycling).

What's special about the TISS?

Our Endless Pool is the ideal swim instruction setting, providing you with:
Personalized instruction. We put a laser focus on your main opportunities for improvement and find the fastest, simplest way to make them work for you.

Trial and success (not trial and error)
. In the TISS, your coach is inches away giving verbal and manual feedback and adjusting position, direction and timing stroke by stroke. Never a wasted stroke.

Real-time Feedback. The pool-bottom mirrors and current let you know moment-by-moment how you're doing. When you improve your body position or alignment, you feel it immediately because it's immediately easier to hold your place over the mirror. Use the mirror to check position, orientation or timing of any aspect of your stroke. Then watch a frame-by-frame underwater and surface replay on a 42-inch monitor.

No Distractions. No walls, No laps to count. No other swimmers. In the TISS, your learning experience is distilled to you, the water and how your movements look and feel. When you concentrate on things that really matter you learn much faster – and enjoy the process.


What happens during a single Total Immersion lesson?

In one session, you will have your form analyzed by a TI Coach via video playback, be introduced to some basic principles of Total Immersion based on your skill level, and learn to experience, understand, and enjoy the water in new ways.

What can I expect from a series of TI Swim Studio swim lessons or a workshop?

When you commit to a series of lessons, you will learn to approach your swimming with an attitude and expectation of continuous improvement through the introduction of new skills, drills and focal points at each session. Starting with balance, streamlining, and rotation and working your way through stroke development and speed, lessons are hand-tailored to move at your pace and meet your needs.

Private Instruction or Semi-Private Instruction?

Private instruction allows you to work at your own pace with maximum scheduling flexibility. This is good option for those who have busy schedules, personal needs, or are on a faster track for learning.

Semi-private lessons allow you to enjoy instruction with a friend or relative at a reduced rate. All students taking lessons together should have similar goals and comfort level in the water. We get requests for swim partners in the summer, so if you want to take semi-privates but don’t have a partner, we can put you on a call/email list to let you know if a potential partner is available.

** Instruction now available by appointment, 7:00am - 8pm, 7 days / week!

About Us

TI Coaches are mature individuals with extensive swimming experience and a gift for communicating their understanding and love of the water with others. All TI coaches have completed the rigorous TI certification process, trained extensively with Terry Laughlin, and earned their distinction as Total Immersion Teaching Professionals.  (Please click on the coach's name to see his/her bio)

Alice Laughlin

Betsy Laughlin

Fiona Laughlin

Carsten Stoever

Click Here for Frequently Asked Questions

Here's a Video of TI Founders, Terry and Alice Laughlin, Sych-Swimming at a recent Open Water Camp in St. John, USVI.

(845) 914-5956