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Total Immersion™ Freestyle Skills Refresher

Keep your swimming progress on track with our ‘essential skills’ session;  it will allow you to revisit and revise essential core material from your Level 1.0 Effortless Endurance program.

Come to us with your feedback, questions and clarifications – which have arisen throughout your practice, since the course.
Leave with knowledge of the next steps to take for your continued improvement!

Develop knowledge and skills for stroke efficiency, practice swim sets to consolidate your learning.

Total Immersion™ Level 1.0 Freestyle Program – FULL

Course dates: Sunday 28 May and Sunday 4 June, 2017.  1-4pm, NCIE Redfern – FULL

Improve your swimming technique and develop efficient sustainable freestyle with the Total Immersion™ Effortless Endurance Freestyle Program. This is a freestyle program for swimmers who want to correct their stroke for better efficiency and performance through balance, streamlining and propulsion. Effortless Endurance will leave you with greater skills, a higher swimming IQ and, most important, a specific plan to make ongoing improvements.

Total Immersion™ Level 1.0 Freestyle Program

Course dates: Tuesday  5.45 - 7pm, Waverley College

Tues 18, 25 Oct; 1, 8, 15 Nov 2016

Improve your swimming technique and develop efficient sustainable freestyle with the Total Immersion™ Effortless Endurance Freestyle Program. This is a freestyle program for swimmers who want to correct their stroke for better efficiency and performance through balance, streamlining and propulsion. Effortless Endurance will leave you with greater skills, a higher swimming IQ and, most important, a specific plan to make ongoing improvements.

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Total Immersion™ Level 1.0 Freestyle Program

Course dates: Saturdays, 10.45 - 12 pm, Waverley College

Sat 8, 15, 22 Oct (NO SESSION Sat 29 Oct); Sat 5, 12 Nov 2016

Improve your swimming technique and develop efficient sustainable freestyle with the Total Immersion™ Effortless Endurance Freestyle Program. This is a freestyle program for swimmers who want to correct their stroke for better efficiency and performance through balance, streamlining and propulsion. Effortless Endurance will leave you with greater skills, a higher swimming IQ and, most important, a specific plan to make ongoing improvements.

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Total Immersion™ Level 1.0 Freestyle Program

Course dates: Fridays, 12 – 1.15 pm, Fri 23, 30 Sept; 7, 14, 21 Oct 2016

Improve your swimming technique and develop efficient sustainable freestyle with the Total Immersion™ Effortless Endurance Freestyle Program. This is a freestyle program for swimmers who want to correct their stroke for better efficiency and performance through balance, streamlining and propulsion. Effortless Endurance will leave you with greater skills, a higher swimming IQ and, most important, a specific plan to make ongoing improvements.

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Total Immersion™ Level 1.0 Freestyle Program

Course dates: Thursdays, 6.30 - 7.45 pm, NCIE Redfern

Thurs 22, 29 Sept; 6, 13, 20 Oct 2016

Improve your swimming technique and develop efficient sustainable freestyle with the Total Immersion™ Effortless Endurance Freestyle Program. This is a freestyle program for swimmers who want to correct their stroke for better efficiency and performance through balance, streamlining and propulsion. Effortless Endurance will leave you with greater skills, a higher swimming IQ and, most important, a specific plan to make ongoing improvements.

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Are you able to hold your stroke mechanics while turning up the power?

Swimming improvement means many things to many swimmers.

From the ability to swim relaxed confident laps for health and wellness, to breaking personal records in your next open water event or Masters race.

Yet for most, the words 'I want to swim faster' are a popular desired outcome.
When I hear this though, I clarify the response with the following question.

Do you mean flat out, short distance, sprinting (<100m), or the ability to hold your pace, and be able to inject spurts of increased pace but maintain consistency, over longer distance's.

Nearly 100% of answers fall in the latter case.

Both have some underlying principles of

  • Increasing stroke rate, partly dependent on your  metabolic conditioning at any given time
  • Increasing power output
  • Minimising the loss of stroke length

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Read  this great post by Mat Hudson, as it highlights the issues faced by so many regular 'squad' swimmers, who churn out  the hard yards and the big sets yet, fighting to get back to the wall before the next interval starts.

 

If I had a dollar for every time a regular squad swimmer came to me and said - "well I am swimming 3 x times per week but getting no faster."

READ ON -

http://mediterraswim.com/2015/10/10/swimmer-speed-curve-2/

Mat highlights so many important point here.

"If all other things are equal between the two, Swimmer B’s faster curve is a result of having a better ‘hull shape’. In other words, the two swimmers are applying the same amount of power but have different technique for how that power is applied during the stroke. Shape is the most obvious reason why."

The need for power training, for most translating into 'hard work sets', is not denied but it must not come at the expense of technique.

As we say in the TI world efficiency first, speed second! This boils down to being able to hold your stroke mechanics and minimise excess loss of stroke length as you increase power.

Matt hones in on the underlying principle of 'vessel shape' being crucial to progress through the hard yards.

And in his final paragraph explains that good old 'plateau' that so many swimmers reach in their swimming journey

If you liked that read - here's the next one in the series:

http://mediterraswim.com/2015/10/17/swimmer-speed-curve-3/