Thank you for signing up for your Total Immersion Swim Workshop directed by TI Master Coach Suzanne Atkinson.
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6435 Frankstown Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Indoor 25 yd Pool
You can park in the lot in front of the building or on E Liberty Avenue adjacent to the Center.
What to wear:
Women may wear swimsuits or trisuits as desired. Men MUST have a snug fitting swim suit, tri shorts or a tri suit. No boardshorts, surf shorts or baggie trunks! These types of shorts cause drag and make learning much more difficult than it needs to be.
Board shorts/baggies cause drag only around the hips making the problem of sinking hips even worse. Learning how your body interacts with the water is vital and difficult enough without the added “baggage” of baggy trunks. Set any modesty aside and invest in a durable pair of swim shorts such as “jammers” or tri shorts.
Some triathletes have become fans of “Lava pants”. If you own and use these regularly, you may bring them but please consider trying some of the drills without them (so make sure you have jammers underneath).
Required: Must-have for this course
#1 Effortless Endurance Workshop manual. Included with the cost of your course. Download this and study & practice prior to your clinic.
Recommended purchases for pre or post course study:
Written by three Total Immersion Master coaches, This physical book contains 99 practices for all levels of swimmer or triathlete complete with over 50 color images. Download a free sampler here:
Optional Equipment for this course
#1 Finis Tempo Trainer/Tempo Trainer Pro – optional purchase. Your coach will have enough of these for each swimmer to use, but you may wish to purchase your own.
This is a small digital metronome adjustable to 1/100th of a second. It is slightly thicker than a half-dollar and slips under your swim cap. For participants that purchase a tempo trainer, I will have specific tempo trainer sets during the last 2 sessions of bootcamp. I will have only a handful of tempo trainers for people to try & buy during the sessions.
#2 Finis Zoomers (Blue) If your kick is not very propulsive, these will help you perform many of the skating drills we will cover. The blue fins are designed for fitness and long distance swimmers. It is a short fin that aids in momentum without creating too much fatigue in the legs.
Additional Total Immersion Resources
Consider purchasing the most recent Total Immersion Self Coaching toolkit and mastery courses (two different courses). Use the code “coachsuzanne” at checkout to receive an additional 10% off of anything in the store.
Ultra Efficient Freestyle Complete Self Coaching Toolkit $49.95 (minus 10% with “coachsuzanne” code)
Freestyle Mastery Complete Self-Coaching Toolkit $59.95 (minus 10% with “coachsuzanne” code)