Now is the time to start thinking about getting a head start on your open water season by working on your technique and building up your stamina.
Our Monday night swim sessions with Robert at Hamilton College at 6:45pm are an ideal opportunity for this in the company of like minded open water swimmers.
Although the sessions are pool based they are focused on practices & techniques for Open Water swimming such as effort lesson endurance:
Would you like to be able to swim a mile or more with easy grace, enjoy every stroke and feel energised, not exhausted, when you finish? Would you like to make swimming the best part of triathlon or swim confidently in open water?
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 sessions 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 AND 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 minimise waves 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.
Winter Swim Sesssions
We will be back at Bardowie on the 6th January for our first swim of the year.
Total Immersion Swim Session
Sessions will start back at Hamilton College on the 7th January.