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March 21, 2019 at 15:08 #22242
First Session – March 20
We had a good first session, with a quick introduction to some of the main concepts in TI to help you with your stroke for swimming the BCC. Hopefully, we may have more sessions to work on those skills more thoroughly.
Below are links to the lesson outline, a practice guide and some additional articles to read if they catch your interest and you have time.
Please use this forum to stay in communication with me between and after your lessons, so I can support you as you practice.
Welcome to our Freestyle Lesson Series!
To review the concepts we are working with in this lesson series you may view our Freestyle Lesson Series Overview and the article Four Essential Features, where the skill objectives for each lesson are explained.
In our first lesson we will work on those first two of those Four Essential Features. You may review these to understand more about our first lesson and prepare for those to come:
You may view the outline for our first Balance and Streamline Lessons, which list the skills, the drills and the focal points we used in our lesson together.
I also introduced you to the Interrupted Breathing Position which may be very helpful in your pool practice time and prepare you for Rhythmic Breathing in the following lessons.
I also mentioned that you might enjoy using short swim fins to assist while working in the drills. You may read some thoughts on this in the article Should I Use Fins? Now you can do drills the full length of the pool, without stopping and breathe as you please.
You may view the Practice Plan for Balance and Streamline for some guidance on how to work on these skills on your own before our next session.
Some Additional Reading
Below are some links to articles in our library that may help you. And, I do hope you will take advantage of this discussion zone to ask me specific questions about what and how to practice. This space is meant to support you in your personal training time.
You may review our introduction to the Balance Streamline Propulsion Pyramid. You’ll use this BSP organization to help you set priorities in your skill learning process.
A central feature of our Total Immersion method is our use of Focal Points to create a super-learning situation for your brain. You may review our introduction to Focal Points.
As you do your personal practice between our live sessions, you may appreciate some guidance on how to organize your efforts. You may read How To Practice.
And, as you consider how much drills versus how much whole stroke you may do in your personal practice time you may view Transition From Drills To Whole Stroke.June 3, 2019 at 15:11 #22245Admin MediterraKeymaster
Second Session – June 1
In this second lesson we continued working our way through the Four Essential Features, in the freestyle stroke.
We focused on the next two features:
You may view the outline for our second lesson on Recovery Swing, which list the skills, the drills and the focal points we used in our lesson together.
You may view the Practice Plan for Recovery Swing for some guidance on how to work on these skills on your own before our next session.June 9, 2019 at 16:10 #22479
Third Session – June 9
I felt it would be good to work on the Rhythmic Breathing next, sooner than later. You made wonderful progress in this lesson, picking up on these skills faster than most!
You may view the outline for our third Rhythmic Breathing Lesson, which list the skills, the drills and the focal points we used in our lesson together.
And, upon request at the end, I show you how to Form A Better Open Turn.
You may view the Practice Plan for Rhythmic Breathing for some guidance on how to work on these skills on your own before our next session.July 29, 2019 at 17:51 #24199
Fourth Session – July 11
In today’s final lesson we worked on underwater Catch (a.k.a the underwater pull) as a bonus to the Four Essential Features of the freestyle stroke.
You may read the introduction for the Catch and Hold.
You may view the outline for our fourth lesson on the Catch and Hold, which list the skills, the drills and the focal points we used in our lesson together.
You may view the Practice Plan for Catch and Hold for some guidance on how to work on these skills on your own.
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