WOULD YOU LIKE TO SWIM A MILE OR MORE AND FEEL ENERGIZED, NOT EXHAUSTED WHEN YOU FINISH? WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE SWIMMING THE BEST PART OF YOUR TRIATHLON OR SWIM MORE CONFIDENTLY IN OPEN WATER? TOTAL IMMERSION WILL HELP YOU ACHIEVE THESE GOALS.
A variety of options are available to you; private lessons, one day workshops or a five week course.
Lessons are suitable for all levels of swimming ability;
You will receive full detailed video analysis using state of the art software for you to study when you get home.
Human swimmers are energy-wasting machines. Typically we convert only 3% of energy into forward motion. (Dolphins convert 80% and even elite swimmers like Michael Phelps convert only 9%!) Dolphins move through water, humans move water around, so swimming farther or harder, as traditional programs advise, will only make your ‘struggling skills’ more permanent. The fastest, smartest way to increase your endurance or speed is to reduce energy waste.
Become ‘weightless’ by learning to co-operate with gravity instead of fighting it. Learning balance transforms struggle into smoothness and calms churning legs. It also brings the body control and mental calm necessary to learn every skill that follows:
Learn to move through the water, rather than move water around, by:
Slippery swimming means that you travel further and easier on each stroke.
Replace churning with effortless power by connecting arm and leg actions to rhythmic, relaxed weight shifts initiated by the core. Instead of generating muscular force you will direct available forces of body mass and gravity.
The workshop is recommended for those who can swim 50 meters or more of a crawl stroke and includes expert instruction, individualized feedback and video analysis.
If you have attended the Efficient Freestyle Course, a Total Immersion Workshop or are able to comfortably swim 100m, take your skills further during these guided practice sessions. These group sessions will teach you how to turn your foundation skills into speed using different combinations of stroke counting, stroke rate and time and help you improve all your strokes. It will change your swim practice forever.
Bancroft’s School, High Road, Woodford