OPEN WATER SWIMMING CAMP AUGUST 28TH TO 30TH AT ELCHE AND TABARCA (Alicante), SPAIN
If you are training for a triathlon or a long distance open water swim this camp is for you!
Ability Level: This camp is aimed at swimmers with some experience in open water swimming
Nearest airport: Alicante
Improve the swimming efficiency of the participants, as well as your strategies to face your long distance open water swimming events or triathlon races.
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 swimming camps 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 come to this camp?
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 camps 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:
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.
We will teach you to do this in three steps:
Personalize Stroke Length. Find your optimal range of stroke counts (SPL range) for pool practice based on your height and skill characteristics.
Adapt Stroke Length. Learn to make strategic use of each stroke count in your personal range to swim farther or faster with minimum strain and maximum ease.
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. This session will also include a video analysis session.
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.
Your safety is very important to us, so swimming is done with a tow float, kayak support and we cover every swimmer with our comprehensive insurance, but it is necessary to ensure you have your own travel and health insurance.
We have some loan tow floats, but you are welcome to bring your own. Wetsuits are advisable so please plan to bring this with you.
FRIDAY 28th at 16:00, Arrival and welcome at the facilities in Elche
16:15 to 17:15 Technical analysis of the best Olympic swimmers and how to adapt their technique to master swimmers.
17:15 to 19:15 Initial Session in the 25m pool with video recording and personal drills to improve tecnique
19:15 to 20:15 Session of individual video analysis feedback for each participant
Free evening to explore the beautiful village of Elche
17:00 to 19:00 Second pool session, where we will find the better way to improve speed with lossing tecnique.
19:00 to 20:00 Session of individual video analysis feedback for each participant
Free evening to explore the beautiful village of Santa Pola
Total Immersion team http://www.totalimmersion.net/certified-coach-listing
Rafael Aledo Vives
Rafa Aledo is the director of Natura Sports Centre in Alicanta and a Level 3 Total Immersion swimming coach (http://naturasport.es).
The price of this camp for 4 swimmers, where the speed boat is included bunt not the meals and drinks is the 195€.