OPEN WATER SWIMMING CAMP, AUGUST 28TH TO 30TH AT ELCHE AND TABARCA (Alicante), SPAIN

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

Course objective:

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?

  • Swimmers who want to develop great habits
  • 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 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:

  • Shaping your body to be longer, better aligned, more hydrodynamic;
  • and Stroking in ways that minimize 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.

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.

  • 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.
  • An understanding that this method of personalized practice can bring rapid improvement in performance
  • The ability to make confident, effective and personalized choices in self-coaching
  • The template for an infinite variety of mentally stimulating and physically challenging swim practises

 

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.

Camp itinerary:

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

SATURDAY   29th,

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

SUNDAY 30th

  • 8:00 We will take the speed boat to   swim around the fabulous Tabarca Island!  After the swim we will have lunch on the stunning island – a wonderful setting for both the swim and lunch!.  We can offer swims from 3km to 9km to meet your race and camp needs.
  • 13:30 Farewell drinks

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€.

  • The payment will be made by direct transfer to the account of the organizer, that we will send you as soon as you get registation by this email rafanaturasport@gmail.com
  •  and it will be necessary to send an email of the bank entry or screenshot of it to rafanaturasport@gmail.com

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