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What is Total Immersion Swimming? 

Total Immersion is a method of learning to swim that focusses on learning aquatic skills and being more comfortable in the water. It’s a method that teaches you efficient movements in water, how to use your body intelligently and is a method that focusses on skills rather than being fit, strong and athletic. You can read more about it here.

It’s a world wide program with swimmers and coaches in multiple in 23 different countries. Qualified coaches have to go through a rigorous training process to become a qualified  and also fulfil ongoing professional development requirements in order to retain their qualification and coaching licence.

You can listen to me chat more about Total Immersion Swimming here.

I’m a Triathlete will this workshop help me swim faster? 

Yes. We will teach you how to be more efficient and relaxed in the water so that you swim faster and and save energy. Video analysis will show you where you can improve, and we will give you all the drills and skills needed to practice in your own time. 

I’m not a Triathlete or open water swimmer. I just like swimming indoors for fitness and fun. Is the workshop suitable? 

Yes. We work with anyone who likes swimming and wants to learn more, whatever your goals. We will teach you how to be efficient and relaxed in the water so that you can enjoy your swimming even more. 

I can’t swim at all is this course suitable?

This course is suitable for people who can already swim and able to swim 50m front crawl unsupported and be confident in the deep end of a swimming pool. If you are not yet at this stage please get in touch with us to book some one-to-one lessons or find out about our other courses. 

I can only swim breast stroke. Is this course suitable for me? 

The course is aimed at people who can swim 50m of front crawl and want to improve. If you’re not sure then please get in touch to find out if the workshop is suitable, or how else we can help. 

 
How fit do I need to be? Will the sessions be physically tiring? 

This course is about learning good technique so does not involve swimming lots of hard lengths. This means that it shouldn’t be physically tiring and you don’t need to be especially fit to enjoy the day, However, learning something new can sometimes be mentally tiring especially as we will be giving you lots of information throughout the day.   

How many people attend a workshop? 

Our maximum group size is 15 swimmers and we always have one coach for every 5 swimmers.

Is there a minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This course is aimed at adult swimmers so the minimum age is 18.  

What do I need to bring with me?

Please bring your swimming costume or trunks, goggles and a towel. You may like to bring a couple of each so that you have a dry costume and towel for the second session session. Swim hats will be provided.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Birmingham: University Train station is a 5minute walk. Birmingham has an excellent motorway network and The Morris Centre is 20-30min drive from the M5, M42 and M6 making it easily accessible by car.  Car Parking. 

What’s the refund policy?

Unfortunately refunds can’t be offered unless a workshop is cancelled due to covid.

A transfer to a different workshop is possible but requests need to be made a minimum of 14 days before the workshop. The booking for your transfer needs to be completed within 7 days.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email penny@youcancoaching.co.uk or telephone 07971627428