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    Thumbs up Total Immersion Swimming

    Last week I bought myself the teach yourself 'Total Immersion' swimming technique book and the results have been remarkable.

    I've knocked over 3 minutes off my mile time by adopting the body roll approach advocated in the book.

    It's amazing really.

    If you swim I highly recommend this book
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    Re: Total Immersion Swimming

    If you're keen, there's a guy who teaches it as part of the masters session in New Mills. Nice bloke too.
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    Re: Total Immersion Swimming

    Quote Originally Posted by noel View Post
    If you're keen, there's a guy who teaches it as part of the masters session in New Mills. Nice bloke too.

    New Mills is a bit of a treck for me Noel, but just by attempting to coach myself from the book i've completely `revolutionised` my own swimming in the space of just two weeks. I'm now Swimming a lot quicker, but it seems almost effortless.
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    Re: Total Immersion Swimming

    Whos the author?

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    Re: Total Immersion Swimming

    http://www.totalimmersion.co.uk/01About_Us.html

    the book & dvd has re-surfaced at home this week, must make use of it!

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    Re: Total Immersion Swimming

    I think about his stuff when I'm swimming and made some ok progress on my own, but suspect you can get some really good benefits from proper coaching.

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    Re: Total Immersion Swimming

    Got the book from Amazon yesterday.
    Read the first 2 chapters and the theory seems to make a lot of sense.
    Will try it in practice this weekend.

    Has anyone ever been to one of the workshop / trainign weekends?

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    Re: Total Immersion Swimming

    Is this only about front-crawl?

    I only ever do breast stroke because i cannot seem to be able to get enough oxygen when i do front-crawl.

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    Re: Total Immersion Swimming

    Al
    The book focusses on Front Crawl.

    I'm the same as you and can plod along doing Breast Storke 'til the cows come home, but find I'm short of breath after a dozen legths of crawl no matter what pace I swim at.

    Hopefully the book will help to solve this but also just found this on Amazon...from the same author Terry Laughlan...

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/02-H20-Self-...5805613&sr=8-2

    Might give it a go.

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    Re: Total Immersion Swimming

    AF and KS. I was the same as you guys - rubbish at crawl and reasonable at breast stroke. The problem is that if you're going to do triathlons or aquathlons, you need to save your legs for the bike and/or the run. Breast stroke generates a lot of the force through using your leg muscles, so your legs are knackered by the end of the swim.

    In contrast, in crawl your legs only generate about 10% of the total force, so you only need to use them to counterbalance the force of your arms and to stop your legs from sinking.

    Most training classes will teach you how to sort your breathing out. It takes time, but I think I'm now getting the hang of it. That reminds me - I need to do some more swimming.
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