This 2-month course will guide you into developing a faster swim using the propulsive power you already have, synchronizing the propulsive movements of the body into a harmonious, powerful whole.
You’ve worked on building each section of the stroke, each part of the body, piece by piece: the torso rotation, the entry/extension, the catch/pull and the 2 beat kick. They are intended to work together as a harmonious whole. So, eventually, you need to practice connecting these parts and then tuning them to create smooth and powerful propulsive movements.
When these parts of the stroke are not connected, or not connected well, it causes what we call ‘power leaks’ in your propulsion. You may be harvesting free force from gravity, you may be generating momentum with the recovery swing and the torso rotation, you may be anchoring your catch hand, but if all these parts are not connected and timed well, a great portion of the power from one part of the body cannot be transferred to another where it would be used. When these parts are connected and timed well, they do not merely add up, the magnify the power you are able to apply to each stroke.
Synchronization practice will help tie each piece of the movement together, and plug those ‘power leaks’.
This Master Class Synchronization course is divided into 2 months, with 4 weeks in each month. There are 3 practices assigned in each week, for a total of 24 practices. It is centered around an 400 m test swim, which you can perform in intervals or one continuous swim. A test swim is assigned at the beginning, after the first stage, and at the end.
Each week the practices will focus on one synchronization combination and a particular part of the stroke.
Practices may be repeated more than once during the week if desired.
For those in the coached-guided subscription you may leave reports on your practices and questions in your Personal Discussion Zone where your coach will respond to you each week, guiding your analysis of results and decision process.
The course will be open to you for 2 months and your subscription may be renewed.
$30 per month for 2 months for the self-guided course.
$80 per month for 2 months for the coach-guided course.
This membership is suitable for those who have been working on the fundamental freestyle skills by attending a live training event or series of lessons, or who have been practicing on your own with TI materials. You should be able to swim 200 m continuously. It is suitable for those training in Level 1 and Level 2 skills. See Levels Of Proficiency for more information.
You may read Required Gear & Equipment to consider what additional gear might be needed for this course.