Winter is the time to work on your technique to give yourself a head start for next summers season !
Have a look at what you can learn at our 'Effortless Endurance' workshop on the 11th November in Hamilton.
Winter Swim Sessions at Pilmuir Quarry starting the 29th October
We are also happy to announce the 1st Phase of our 2018 events, click here for the details and watch this space for the some great new and exciting swims for 2018 !!!!!
Would you like to be able to swim a mile or more with easy grace, enjoy every stroke and feel energized, not exhausted, when you finish? Would you like to make swimming the best part of triathlon or swim confidently in open water? Our Effortless Endurance workshop will help you achieve those goals; give you a stroke you'll be proud of and a satisfying way to enjoy great health.
Who should take this workshop?
New swimmers who want to develop great habits (but can swim 50m frontcrawl unaided)
Swimmers who have struggled to improve
Self-coached swimmers who would like expert assessment and advice
Long-time swimmers who find themselves stuck on a plateau or who have lost motivation.
Why Easy Freestyle?
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.
What Will You Learn?
During the workshop you'll learn the three foundation skills of effortless distance swimming:
Balance and Stability
Become 'weightless' by learning to cooperate 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.
Sleek & Slippery
Learn to move through water, rather than move it around, by:
Shaping your body to be longer, better aligned, more hydrodynamic; and
Stroking in ways that minimize wave and turbulence.
Slippery swimming means that you travel farther and easier on each stroke.
Whole Body Propulsion
Replace churning with effortless power by connecting arm and leg actions to rhythmic, relaxed weight shifts initiated in the core. Instead of generating muscular force you’ll direct 'available' forces of body mass and gravity.
This workshop is recommended for those who can swim 50 meters or more of crawl stroke or who have studied TI skills previously via DVD. The workshop includes expert instruction, individualized feedback and video analysis.
What Will you Take Away?
The tools to work on a transformed stroke that will let you swim from a mile to a marathon . . . and feel energized afterward.
The Knowledge and awareness to begin a path of continuous improvement ( we call it Kaizen) that can continue for decades
You'll enjoy swimming as never before. And the more you enjoy, the more you’ll practice and the more you'll improve.
When and Where is the workshop ?
Date 11th November
Timings 9:00am - 5:30pm
Location Hamilton College, Bothwell Road, Hamilton, Lanarkshire ML3 0AY
The swim camp will be based in the Alicante area with an exciting range of coves and coastlines to explore over the course of a week.
This trip is a great opportunity to swim with like minded individuals while exploring new waters and coastlines. There will be a new swim location each day with swim support provided. This trip is suited for swimmers who can comfortably swim at least 5km in one swim and who have a good understanding of open water swimming.