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Front Crawl for Open Water
Thu, 27 Apr 2017, 18:00 – Wed, 31 May 2017, 19:00 BST
What is it?
This course will help you learn how to swim efficient front crawl along with all the skills that you need to swim open water. It is a 6 week course which includes video analysis, 4 sessions in a swimming pool, and 2 sessions open water.
- Thurs 27th April, 6pm-7pm at Foxford School, Grange Road, Coventry, CV6 6BB
- Thurs 4th May, 6pm-7pm at Foxford School, Grange Road, Coventry, CV6 6BB
- Thurs 11th May, 6pm-7pm at Foxford School, Grange Road, Coventry, CV6 6BB
- Thurs 18th May, 6pm-7pm at Foxford School, Grange Road, Coventry, CV6 6BB
- Wed 24th May, 6.30pm-8.30pm at Stanton Lakes, Broughton Rd, Stoney Stanton, Leicester LE9 4JA
- Wed 31st May, 6.30pm-8.30pm at Stanton Lakes, Broughton Rd, Stoney Stanton, Leicester LE9 4JA
Who should take this course
- People who can already swim at least 50m of front crawl, and would like to improve.
- People who would like to feel more comfortable swimming open wtaer, or people who would like to swim open water for the first time
- Triathletes preparing for an race with an open water swim
- 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
What will you learn
- The principles of efficient front crawl technique including balance, breathing and arm recover
- An introduction to advanced skills for longer distance such as the catch and two beat kick.
- Specific swimming skills for open water such as siting and dealing with the cold
- Choosing, fitting and swimming in a wetsuit
- How to practice on your own both in a pool and open water
I’ve been taking part in triathlon for more than 10 years and have raced at all distances from sprint distance to Ironman. I started out as a back of the pack swimmer with little clue about what my arms and legs were doing in the water and a kick that would send me backwards. With Total Immersion I’ve learned how to swim efficiently and effortlessly and in 2016 swam the English Channel as part of a 6 person relay team.
As well as personally understanding the challenges, frustrations and sense of achievement that learning to swim can bring, my experience as a full time professional swim coach means that I understand how to help a wide range of swimmers. I’ve worked with fitness and leisure swimmers, complete beginners as well as experienced triathletes looking to get faster.
I am a level 3 Total Immersion Swim coach and a Level 3 Triathlon Coach working full time coaching swimmers and triathletes.