Total Immersion Easy Freestyle Weekend Workshop- Santa Barbara

Event Date

Sat, Aug 30, 2014


Santa Barbara, CA

About This Activity

This two-day course takes you through all the Total Immersion drills and numerous strategies for full stroke mechanics. Resulting in a freestyle that is faster, easier, and more efficient for the long haul. Numerous video sessions will be uploaded for free to snapfish for your viewing after the clinic, including instructor narration to remind you of your strengths and opportunities for improvement.
We'll teach you the four key skills of a 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 arm-and-leg churning.
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 schedule and times

8:00-9:00- Check-in in classroom
8:00-9:00 Orientation and foundational instruction (in the classroom)
9:00-11:00 1st underwater videotaping and group instruction in the pool. (outdoor pool)
11:00-12:00 Lunch
12:00-1:30 Classroom workshop and review of video #1
1:30-3:30 Group instruction in the pool (outdoor pool) and review of video #2
9:00-10:45 Group instruction in the pool. (outdoor pool), 3rd underwater taping
10:45-12:00 Classroom workshop and review of 3rd video
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 Group instruction in the pool and 4rd underwater videotaping (outdoor pool)
2:00-2:45 Classroom wrap-up and review of video #4

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