Posts Tagged ‘swimming improvement’

Total Immersion™ Ultra Efficient Freestyle

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Total Immersion Ultra Efficient Freestyle program will transform your swimming technique and develop an efficient sustainable freestyle. A freestyle program for swimmers who want to correct their stroke for better efficiency and performance. Learn how to balance, streamline and propel the smart way! TI programs will leave you with greater skills, a higher swimming IQ and, most important, a specific plan to make ongoing improvements.

Course dates:

Thursdays, 14, 21, Feb; 7, 14 Mar 2019
(no session on Thurs 28 Feb)
6 pm start, Waverely College
4 weekly sessions, pool and classroom delivery

All NSW courses include above and below water filming and analysis, hands on coaching from in the water (not poolside), Total Immersion publication, full email or call support throughout the duration of program, weekly practice sessions and post session guidance.
Plus: 1 x Complimentary Total Immersion Practice session (summer only)

Total Immersion™ Ultra Efficient Freestyle

total-immersion-swimming

Total Immersion Ultra Efficient Freestyle program will transform your swimming technique and develop an efficient sustainable freestyle.  A freestyle program for swimmers who want to correct their stroke for better efficiency and performance. Learn how to balance, streamline and propel the smart way!  TI programs will leave you with greater skills, a higher swimming IQ and, most important, a specific plan to make ongoing improvements.

 

Course dates:

Saturdays, 9, 16, 23 February 2019

Waverely College

3 weekly sessions, pool and classroom delivery

 

All NSW courses include above and below water filming and analysis, hands on coaching from in the water (not poolside), Total Immersion publication, full email or call support throughout the duration of program, weekly practice sessions and post session guidance.

Plus: 1 x Complimentary Total Immersion Practice session (summer only)

Total Immersion™ Ultra Efficient Freestyle

total-immersion-swimming

Total Immersion Ultra Efficient Freestyle program will transform your swimming technique and develop an efficient sustainable freestyle.  A freestyle program for swimmers who want to correct their stroke for better efficiency and performance. Learn how to balance, streamline and propel the smart way!  TI programs will leave you with greater skills, a higher swimming IQ and, most important, a specific plan to make ongoing improvements.

Course dates:

Both days are pool and classroom delivery

Saturday 19 January 2019 1 pm – 5.30 pm, and

Sunday 20 January 10.30 am – 3pm 2019

Total Immersion™ Ultra Efficient Freestyle

total-immersion-swimming

Total Immersion Ultra Efficient Freestyle program will transform your swimming technique and develop an efficient sustainable freestyle.  A freestyle program for swimmers who want to correct their stroke for better efficiency and performance. Learn how to balance, streamline and propel the smart way!  TI programs will leave you with greater skills, a higher swimming IQ and, most important, a specific plan to make ongoing improvements.

Course dates:

Tuesdays, 6 pm start, Waverely College

4 weekly sessions, pool and classroom delivery

20, 27 Nov: 4, 11 Dec

Total Immersion™ Ultra Efficient Freestyle

total-immersion-swimming

Total Immersion Ultra Efficient Freestyle program will transform your swimming technique and develop an efficient sustainable freestyle.  A freestyle program for swimmers who want to correct their stroke for better efficiency and performance. Learn how to balance, streamline and propel the smart way!  TI programs will leave you with greater skills, a higher swimming IQ and, most important, a specific plan to make ongoing improvements.

Course dates:

Thursdays, 6 pm start, Waverely College

4 weekly sessions, pool and classroom delivery

15, 22, 29 Nov; 6 Dec

Freestyle Whole Stroke Timing and Coordination for Improved Efficiency

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 of swimming buzz word as more and more adults take up swimming as a life long pursuit.

We can coach and help you through a learning progression that will move you towards correct timing and coordination – the route to better swimming.

The results……

  1. Stroke length will begin to reduce to optimal, as efficiency increases.
  2. Effort level will reduce as the swimmer uses inertia, weight shift (gravity) to propel, and moves away from using force and effort to overcome drag. These are challenging concepts to grasp if there’s been decades of swimming with force, effort and trying to get swimming ‘fit’!
  3. The mechanic is scalable, and can be swum at slow tempo’s and quicker tempo’s with obvious changes at higher tempo’s eg. shorter strokes, quicker roll into ‘catch’ position, lighter catch. Hence the swimmer can achieve a sense of swimming fast, rather than hard – a more sustainable, non deteriorating pace.

As humans, 97% of our efforts (horsepower) are lost to drag when we try to move in water. That is a dismal statistic – we are 3 % efficient. Is it any wonder the term ‘swimming fitness’ a bit of a misnomer!! We need encourage the idea of decreasing energy waste instead of increasing energy supply.

 

Here are a few points to observe in the whole stroke timing and coordination  clip, watch how the swimmer…..

  • maintains a long, relaxed lead arm, (under the water); this lead arm, acts as a kind of axel, giving a solid stable platform, on which to establish clean precise moves – there is still ness in the the body
  • starts the stroke from the lead arm catch….. and ends the stroke with the entry to extension – back at the same point, one fluid movement
  • rotates the torso, helped by the lead arm, that allows the ball and socket joint of the shoulder the freedom to work in the same plane (not internal or external rotation stressing the shoulder)
  • does not ‘pull’ passed or beyond the hip, the catch finishes early almost under the body
  • searches for that sweet spot or switch point, where the entering arm and torso shift ‘downwards’, sets the tempo and timing of each stroke

If you enjoyed this video and want to learn more about swimming improvement join the

SWIMLAB – Swim Technique Discussion Group

Video Stroke Analysis

Video analysis is the best way to understand how to improve your swimming technique; ultimately leading to improved efficiency and pace holding ability.

Swimmers who are serious about their swimming improvement must invest in a video stroke analysis session. It allows the swimmer to view their stroke from 3 view points, including above and below water video’s.

Understand:
1. What is limiting your performance
2. Why you tire easily when swimming
3. The efficiency of your stroke relative to your wingspan
4. Areas of your stroke that present the greatest opportunities for improvement
5. The concepts of balance, core stability, stream lining, propulsion, arm recovery, catch, breathing and kick

45 mins pool/1 hour classroom

Total Immersion™ Ultra Efficient Freestyle

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Course dates, 2 day workshop

Day 1 Saturday 8 September, 2018  1.30 pm – 5.30 pm

Day 2 Sunday 9 September, 2018    10.30 am – 2.30 pm

Improve your swimming technique and develop efficient sustainable freestyle with the Total Immersion™ Ultra Efficient Freestyle program. This is a freestyle program for swimmers who want to correct their stroke for better efficiency and performance. Learn how to balance, streamline and propel the smart way!  TI programs will leave you with greater skills, a higher swimming IQ and, most important, a specific plan to make ongoing improvements.