Total Immersion

Front crawl swimming workshops

Effortless Front Crawl – One Day Swimming Workshops

This is a one day Total Immersion swimming workshop for anyone who wants to swim without feeling exhausted and out of breath after a few lengths.

You’ll discover how to swim faster and further with more confidence. Perfect for open water swimmers, triathletes and fitness swimmers who want more from their swimming.

Total Immersion Swimming Logo - helping people feel better in the water with one-to-one swimming lessons
Workshop was fantastic. The content and process was clearly explained and we were given good opportunity to understand and test focal points in the pool.  Tutors were amazing – professional and friendly.

The front crawl swimming puzzle

  • Are you confused about how to improve your swimming?
  • Can you feel something is wrong in your stroke but you don’t know what it is or how to change it?
  • Do you get out of breath very quickly?
  • Are you trying really hard but not getting any better?
  • Have you followed a training plan but you’re still not any faster?
  • Are you fit enough to run and cycle for miles but struggle with swimming?
  • Do you feel like your swim leg of a triathlon lets you down?
  • Do you want to swim more gracefully and with less effort?
Total Immersion swimming teacher giving one-to-one swimming lessons in endless swimming pool

The workshop is a great day. There was lots of water time, the instructors were supportive, friendly, approachable and most importantly were able to explain techniques in a way that we could take our training forward. Emphasis is on enjoyment and there is always ways to improve.  Cake was greatly appreciated!

Who should take this workshop?

  • New swimmers who want to develop great habits (but can swim 50m front crawl unaided)
  • 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
Total Immersion swimmer showing good front crawl stroke with efficient balance and streamlining

If you want to:

  • Be able to swim a mile or more and not feel exhausted when you finish
  • Swim confidently in open water
  • Finish the swim leg of a triathlon with energy left for the bike and run
  • Swim faster with less effort

Then this is the workshop for you.

Total Immersion swimmer at one-to-one swimming lessons

What will you learn?

You will learn the principles of Total Immersion swimming including breathing, balance and streamlining. 

Understand the principles of efficient front crawl swimming so that you understand how to improve, what to avoid and common myths of swimming. 

Using a mixture of classroom time and pool time you will learn in small bite size chunks one step at a time. 

You will learn how to practice and integrate your learning into your regular swimming and training. 

Using video analysis you will see yourself swim both under the water and above water and with the help of some video analysis will learn precisely what you need to do to improve. 

Front crawl swimming swimming workshop with video analysis
Easy to follow, good balance of theory and practical. Both coaches came across as extremely knowledgeable. I thought the video critiques were very helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, thank you.

What happens during the day

During the day there will be about 4 hours of pool time split across two or three sessions with classroom sessions in between. See a sample program here

The classroom sessions will cover the principles of Total Immersion swimming as well as detailed feedback from your swimming videos. 

Tea and coffee and home made cake from Dips and Chips will be provided but please bring your own packed lunch.   

You can listen to me explain what happens on a workshop here or read my blog here.


I run workshops in Birmingham 4 to 5 times per year. 

I also run workshops at my endless pool in Kenilworth 4-5 times per year. These are limited to 6 people with 3 people in the pool at a time. 

I also support other coaches to deliver workshops in the North of England and London and occasionally travel to Devon and Cardiff. Birmingham is the most popular location because its centrally located and is easily accessible. 

I will happily travel if you can get together a group of 10 swimmers and find a suitable swimming pool and location. Please get in touch if this is something you’re interested in.

Group of happy swimmers at a front crawl swimming workshop
I’ve spent 40 years trying to learn to swim front crawl effectively and made more progress in 4 hours in the pool at your workshop than in anything else I have tried

Dates for 2023

Sunday, January 22nd, 8.30am-5.30pm, The Morris Centre, Birmingham. Book here 
Sunday, February 26th, 8.30am-5.30pm, Endless Pool, Kenilworth, Book here
Sunday, March 12th, 8.30am-5.30pm, The Morris Centre, Birmingham. Book here
Sunday,  April 16th, 8.30am-5.30pm, Endless Pool, Kenilworth, Book here
Sunday, June 4th, 8.30am-5.30pm, Endless Pool, Kenilworth, Book here
Sunday, September 24th, 8.30am-5.30pm, The Morris Centre, Birmingham. Book here
Sunday, November 5th, 8.30am-5.30pm, The Morris Centre, Birmingham. Book here
Total Immersion Swimming Logo - helping people feel better in the water with one-to-one swimming lessons

Let's Chat

Whatever you goal or starting point my fun, practical and knowledgeable coaching style will help you discover how to improve your swimming.  If you want to find out how the workshop could help you get in touch or book a FREE 15min Let’s Chat.

Penny Swimming teacher and Triathlon Coach