Easy Freestyle Weekend Workshop
May 3-4, 2014 Lincoln, NH
Location: Mountain Club on Loon Resort,
90 Loon Mtn Rd, Lincoln, NH. 03251
Tuition: $495 Payment type: check or credit card
Contact: For more information please contact Celeste admin@TriathlonSkills.com
Description: This two-day course takes you through all the Total Immersion drills and numerous strategies for full stroke mechanics. We give you the skills to take home to build your stroke the Kaizen way. Over time the results will be a freestyle stroke that is faster, easier, and more efficient for the long haul. You will receive copy of your video for your viewing after the clinic, including instructor comments 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 the skills for breathing easily as you swim. With practice, you will become less breathlessness, no worries about choking. The air is free, take all you need.
SCHEDULE: Our schedule will be as follows (subject to minor revision):
8:30 a.m. Check-in, orientation and foundation instructions on the pool deck
9:00 – 10:30 a.m. First group instruction on deck, in the pool and under water video
11:00 -11:30 First video review in the classroom
11:30-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-2:30 Second group instruction on deck and in the pool with videotaping
2:45-3:30 Classroom to review second videotaping
8:00 Locker rooms available
8:15 Meet on deck for recap of Saturday
8:30 – 10:00 Third group instruction on deck, in the pool and third videotaping
10:15– 11:00 Video review in classroom
11:00-12:00 Break for lunch
12:15– 1:45 Fourth Group instruction in the pool and final videotaping w review.
2:00 – 3:00 Classroom Wrap-up and final video Review
WHAT TO BRING: For the classroom: Pad and pen for note taking. For the pool: An extra suit if you want dry ones for the afternoon swim, an extra pair of goggles – just in case, towels are available at the club, water bottle and a lunch. 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.
LODGING: the Mountain Club on Loon www.mtnclub.com. When booking your room, mention the Total Immersion Swim workshop to receive your room discount.
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 unless a doctor’s note can be provided. 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.
Send your check for $495 and registration form (see below) to:
Celeste St. Pierre
P.O. Box 292
Lincoln, NH 03251
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** Checks must be received at least 1 week prior to the event.