26. January 2020 - 8:30 till 17:30
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Smart Speed Swimming Workshop | University of Warwick Sport and Wellness Hub | Sunday, 26. January 2020

Total Immersion Smart Speed Freestyle Workshop, Birmingham
This is a one day swimming workshop directed by  Level 3 Total Immersion Coach, Penny Wilkin.  During the day you will learn how to use swimming metrics such as time,  stroke tempo and strokes per length to make you a faster swimmer. The workshop also includes video analysis. 
Who should take this workshop?

Swimmers who can swim 1000m or more non stop front crawl

Swimmers who can maintain strokes per length within an efficient zone for their height (check here)

Swimmers ready to take the next step to efficient swimming

Swimmers who want to learn how to take the guesswork and drudgery out of their swim practice

Long-time swimmers who find themselves stuck on a plateau or who have lost motivation.

Swimmers who want to get faster

What will you learn

How to personalize stroke ength and find your optimal range of stroke counts (SPL range) for pool practice based on your height and skill characteristics.

How to adapt stroke length and learn to make strategic use of each stroke count in your personal range to swim farther or faster with minimum strain and maximum ease.

How to work with stroke length and stroke rate.

How to use a Tempo Trainer in combination with your personal range of stroke counts to create

How to develop sustainable speed and the easiest way to maintain consistent pace for any distance

How to create smart speed and the easiest way to increase pace.

This approach replaces one-size-fits-all workouts with practice that is completely personalized and will bring a mathematical specificity and predictability to your practice, planning and set design.
What happens during the day
During the day there will be about 4 hours of pool time split across two sessions with classroom sessions in between. The classroom sessions will cover the principles of Total Immersion swimming as well as  feedback from your swimming videos. 
Tea and coffee will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch.   
Your Coaches
Workshop director, Penny Wilkin is the only Total Immersion coach who is also a BTF (British Triathlon Federation) level 3 coach. Penny is also a BTF certified Open Water Coach, a level 2 ASA swim teacher, and a certified Ironman Coach.   She has competed six Ironman events and has swam the English Channel three times as part of a 6 person relay team. 
The Location
The workshop is located at the brand new sports centre on the Warwick University campus. Swimming will take place in the cyrstal clear modern 25m pool with clasroom sessions taking place in a seminar room in the same building.    

I'm a Triathlete will this workshop help me swim faster? 
Yes. We will teach you how to use a tempo trainer to benefit from metrics such as stroke tempo, strokes per length, rate of perceived exertion and time to be a faster and more efficient swimmer, 
I'm not a Trathlete or open water swimmer. I just like swimming indoors for fitness and fun. Is the workshop suitable? 
Yes. We work with anyone who likes swimming and wants to learn more, whatever your goals. We will teach you the principles of fast and efficient swimming so that you can enjoy your swimming even more. 
I can't swim at all is this course suitable?
No. This course is only suitable for people who are competent front crawl swimmers. 
I can only swim breast stroke. Is this course suitable for me? 
No. This course is aimed at people that are competent front crawl swimmers who have attended a previous workshop or lessons and can swim 1000m non stop front crawl. 
 How fit do I need to be? Will the sessions be physically tiring? 
This workshop will involve a reasonable amount of swimming in short repetitions of 1-2 lengths with plenty or recovery. You can swim at your own pace and we are not aiming to give you a demanding physical workout.  However, being in the pool for 1-2 hours at a time can be demanding and learning something new can sometimes be mentally tiring especially as we will be giving you lots of infomation throughout the day.   
Is there a minimum age requirements to enter the event?
This course is aimed at ***** swimmers so the minimum age is 18.  
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring your swimming costume or trunks, goggles and a towel. You may like to bring a couple of each so that you have a dry costume and towel for the second session session. Swim hats will be provided.

What's the refund policy?
Unfortunately refunds can't be offered, but whereever possible we will try to transfer you to a different workshop or course. 
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email penny@ or telephone 07971627428