The question at the centre of all our lessons is how do humans swim efficiently? 

Investigating streamlining and hydrodynamics students learn how to balance and shape their bodies, minimize water resistance and use integrated body movements to propel themselves effortlessly through the water.  This allows us to make cross-curricular links to Science, Maths, English and Music turning swimming from a physical exercise into a mindful neuro-muscular activity.

Swimming is the Rubik’s Cube of movement: highly complex with interdependent parts and should be viewed as a Game of Skill, with a clear correlation between improvements in fitness and skill.

Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn - BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

Developing students problem solving skills engages both the body and mind, thereby hopefully making the experience of school swimming positive and enjoyable.

It has been a pleasure to be the first Total Immersion Coach to implement this highly effective method into a School PE programme.  If you are interested to learn more on how Total Immersion can impact your School, please contact me.

 

Step One:
The 3 C’s - Comfort, Control, and Confidence

Whether you are a novice or an experienced swimmer, all students begin by learning Balance and Core Stability. These skills are the foundation of all development and quickly replace that sinking sensation with the sense of being ‘weightless’ in the water.

Step Two:
Take the Path of Least Resistance

Because water is nearly a thousand times denser than air, water resistance  or drag has the greatest influence on how far or fast each person swims. Fish and aquatic mammals are naturally streamlined but for humans this is a learned skill.

Step Three:
Move From Your Core

In traditional technique, the arms and legs do the lion’s share of the work, while the core body is passive baggage. Teaching Total Immersion that dynamic is invert since all movement, power and rhythm is generated by the body’s core, the most powerful and fatigue-resistant part of the body