Total Immersion Weekend Workshop Montreal
Where: Regina Assumpta College Laval, Centre Cultural et Sportif, 1750 rue Sauriol Est, Montreal.
When: March 31, 2018 (Saturday)-8:00-3:00.
Cost: $250 (U.S. dollars)
Payment type: Credit Card (PayPal) only- you do not need a PP acct.
Questions: Contact Total Immersion Master Coach Celeste St.Pierre, Simpleswim@yahoo.com
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 Total Immersion 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 introduce 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.
WHAT TO BRING: For the classroom: Pad and pen for note taking, and warm clothes. For the pool: An extra suit if you want dry ones for the second swim, an extra pair of goggles, water bottle and a snack.
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.
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-$250-will be refunded in full or transferred to any future workshop within one year of initial registration.