During the Freestyle Mastery Discovery course, you will learn about the basic fundamentals of the Total Immersion Freestyle Technique. It requires a paradigm shift in how you think about freestyle swimming and with that, experience how your knowledge translates into a effortless swim.
The aim of this 4-week short course is to re-introduce you to your body, as well as to create a mindfulness and self-awareness within you, with your surroundings and how your body interacts with water. This will be your very first step to transforming your freestyle swim.
The course will focus mainly on the fundamentals of Total Immersion Freestyle, with emphasis on basic principles such as relaxation, achieving balance and streamline, core muscle use and arm recovery. We believe that a good foundation in these principles is essential for progression on to the next level where more complex techniques such as breathing and kicking will be introduced.
Note: Participants should have already attended Freestyle Mastery Basics Workshop as a pre-requisite for Level 1 Freestyle Mastery
Breathing basics - the correct way to breathe in and exhale during swimming
Relaxation - enter a state of weightlessness in the water
Balance - achieving the optimal position for gliding
Snorkel - use of a centre-mounted snorkel for perfecting your strokes
Body rotation - how to harness your core to generate propulsion
Switch timing - perfecting sychronization between your body, arms and legs
Recovery - the correct way for your hand to enter the water
Weight shift - using gravity as your partner in generating perpetual forward motion
The Freestyle Mastery Discovery (Level 1) is available as either a 4-week course or a fast track 1 weekend course (conducted either by Master Coach Tang or a Fishlike Senior Coach)
"Before taking up Level 1, I can already swim freestyle but I was using too much energy and I cannot go really far. After joining the course, Coach Tang and Coach Lynda went right down to details about what I was doing wrong, and how I can improve my swim. As a result, I can now swim further without using as much energy. I will definitely recommend this course to my friends who want to swim better."
"Before taking up Level 1, I was already swimming a lot. I used to believe that in order to swim further I need to put in a lot of energy and effort. After coming for the course, I realise that the techniques of rotation, arm recovery make a big difference - something I didn't know before. Now I can glide and move forward without much effort. I'm looking forward to my Level 2 course where I can learn even more to help me with my triathlon races."
"Before I joined Level 1, I could barely swim 25m and my legs will cramp up. After the 4 weeks, I find that I can swim further now without the same problems. Coach Lynda has been very patient with me in correcting my mistakes and she has different ways of explaining different concepts to help me understand. I will definitely recommend my friends to take up this course if they want to improve their swim."