Total Immersion Easy Free Style Workshop

Event Date

Sat, Oct 11, 2014


Long Beach, CA

About This Activity

Event Details:  This two-day course takes you through Total Immersion drills, methods and strategies for full stroke mechanics, resulting in a freestyle that is faster, easier, and more efficient. All video sessions will be uploaded for free to DropBox for your viewing/downloading after the clinic. We'll teach you the four key skills of Fishlike Freestyle:
1. Cooperate with Gravity - Most swimmers fight gravity trying to stay on top of the water. We teach you to find your natural equilibrium by sinking into weightlessness. Learning to relax into the water breaks the "survival- stroking" cycle, and frees your arms and legs for their best use. Besides, gravity is a powerful natural force; doesn't it make more sense to use it than fight it?
2. Take the Path of Least Resistance - Once you understand that you must swim through the water -- and mindful that water is almost 800 times denser than air -- it’s logical to focus more on how well you streamline than how you pull and kick. We'll teach you to shape yourself to cut through the water like a torpedo by alternating a right side streamline with a left side streamline. Each stroke will move you farther and faster with less effort.
3. Swim with your body - Traditional thinking about swimming treats the body as having an “arms department” that pulls you forward and a “legs department” that pushes you forward. In Fishlike Freestyle, you swim with your whole body, instead of your arms and legs. We'll teach you to propel with a simple 2-beat kick, relaxed and rhythmic weight shifts, rather than churning arms and legs
4. Breathe easy - We'll also teach you about breathing easily as you swim. No more breathlessness, no worries about choking. The air is free, take all you need.

Event details and schedule

Our schedule will be as follows (subject to minor revision):
8:45 Check-in
9:00   - 10:00 Classroom - orientation and workshop overview
10:00 - 12:00 Pool session 1 – first videotaping, group instruction
1:00   -  2:00 Classroom - video review, dry-land rehearsals
2:00   -  4:00 Pool session 2 - group instruction
9:00   - 10:00 Classroom, dry-land rehearsals
10:00 - 12:00 Pool session 3 - group instruction
1:00   -  3:30 Pool session 4 - group instruction, final video taping
3:45   -  5:00 Classroom – video review, planning for continuous improvement, Q&A, wrap
For the classroom: Pad and pen for note taking.
For the pool: An extra suit and towel if you want dry ones for the afternoon swim, an extra pair of goggles. 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. Sun screen and /or rash guard
THE POOL: The pool is outdoors
LUNCH: Best to bring bag lunch and drink, break will be around 45 mins. There are a few a places within short driving distance of the pool.
LODGING: There are many hotels in the area. Sites such as frequently offer discounts for some of the hotels or resorts.
TRANSFER POLICY: Weekend workshops: If a request to transfer is received 8 days or more prior to the workshop, a $100.00 transfer fee per person will be applied to a future workshop, and the deposit will be credited toward that workshop.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Weekend workshops: NO REFUND will be issued for cancellations LESS THAN 8 days prior to the scheduled workshop. For cancellations at least 8 days prior to the scheduled workshop, any monies paid above the $250 deposit will be refunded in full. The $250 deposit per person remains non-refundable, but may be transferred to any future workshop within one year of initial registration.

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