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Total Immersion Swim Skill Practice

Practice leads to Improvement!

By Claire Owen | Dec 14, 2018

Practice leads to improvement if the practice environment is conducive learning and embedding new muscle memory.  The video clip below shows one of our Total Immersion Ultra Efficient Freestyle groups practicing their skills that were set for homework! Over this 3 week TI Level 1.0 program, swimmers are given a progressive sequence of skills and drills,…

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Dry Land Swim Practice for Freestyle Arm Recovery

By Claire Owen | Dec 14, 2018

Dry Land swim practice’s are a great way to improve your swimming skills and knowledge. Using either horizontal, vertical or ‘leaning’ position the swimmer is able to practice on a solid, stable surface, rather than in the unstable environment of the water.   Benefits of Dry Land Swim Practice   The movement can be carried…

Freestyle Whole Stroke Timing and Coordination for Improved Efficiency

By Claire Owen | Nov 8, 2018

Whole stroke timing and coordination in freestyle is where the swimmer should achieve a sense of power and propulsion with ease. It feels awesome, and will increase the enjoyment of your swims 10 fold and more! Swimmers who call us for help with their strokes are getting the idea that efficiency counts! It’s a bit…

Total Immersion Level 1.0 Effortless Endurance Program – is it right for me?

By Claire Owen | Nov 6, 2018

The Total Immersion Level 1.0 Effortless Endurance program is our most popular and transformative freestyle program.  It is a stroke building program, that aims to deconstruct and then reconstruct new muscle memory and optimal movement patterns that abide by the laws of physics (of the human body in water). It helps a wide range of…

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Alex Popov and the Power of Training the Way You Race

By Claire Owen | Nov 6, 2018

Alex Popov and the Power of Training the Way You Race Training the way you race – what a gem! I came across this brilliant swimming article recently on social media. It is a great read, for swimmers and coaches alike. The message is clear, and gives guidance on how swimmers should approach their training…

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Balance: The Essential Foundation of Efficient Swimming

By Claire Owen | Oct 8, 2018

Balance: The Essential Foundation of Efficient Swimming This is an awesome read for swimmers and coaches. Balance is a non negotiable foundation for any sporting movement. Have you ever seen a world class golfer, tennis player, cricketer, track and field athlete perform their sweet spot move in an unbalanced position??? Every move of precision is…

What are the key difference’s between Total Immersion Swim programs and traditional / conventional forms of delivery?

By Claire Owen | Oct 8, 2018

What is the difference between  Total Immersion Swim programs and traditional / conventional form of delivery? Total Immersion ™ methodology drills and skills correct the stroke faults and habits that keep athletes from swimming smoothly without effort. The in-depth progression moves the swimmer towards a stroke the offers continuing possibilities for improvement. Here are some of…

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Why is swimming such a challenging physical activity for humans?

By Claire Owen | Oct 8, 2018

Swimming offers a smorgasbord of complex challenges for the novice, and at times, the higher skilled swimmer. At Swimlab, we truly recognise and problem solve the swimming challenges that ‘adult onset’ swimmers face when working towards their goals; with our coaching expertise and Total Immersion method as the back bone of our coaching principles, we strive…

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5 reasons why swimmers choose Swimlab programs to achieve their swimming goals

By Claire Owen | Aug 2, 2018

Learning to swim well, and developing that skill further, deserves a place on everyone’s list. It’s our passion and what we do best…. 5 reasons why swimmers choose Swimlab programs to achieve their swimming goals: 1. We provide expert video analysis! Knowing what your swimming looks like, is essential to the learning process. Giving you an insight into what is going…