June 29-30, 2013
DESCRIPTION: 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 a private internet video channel 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 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.
SCHEDULE: Our schedule will be as follows (subject to minor revision):
8:00 – 9:30 Check in at classroom (Honor Room, Bldg 6)
9:30-11:30 Group instruction in the pool (Aquatics Center, Bldg 6)
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch (off site or Dining Room, Bldg 9 on site)
12:30- 2:30 Group instruction in the pool (Aquatics Center, Bldg 6)
2:30 – 4:30 Classroom Video review and discussion (Honor Room, Bldg 6)
9:30-11:30 Group Instruction in the pool (Aquatics Center, Bldg 6)
11:30–1:00 Lunch and Classroom Discussion (Honor Room, Bldg 6)
1:00-2:30 Group instruction in the pool (Aquatics Center, Bldg 6)
2:30 – 4:00 Wrap-up and final video Review (Honor Room, Bldg 6)
TUITION: $495.00 (2-day workshop with room and board not included)
$445.00 (2-day workshop with room and board not included, groups of 2 or more) – Contact Ryan for instructions for registering groups
$625.00 (2-day workshop plus 2 nights room and board at the OTC)
$700.00 (2-day workshop plus 3 nights room and board at the OTC)
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