Sunday 7:30 Locker rooms available 8:00 - 9:30 Group instruction in the pool and 3rd underwater videotaping 9:30 - 11:00 Classroom workshop and review of videos 2 and 3 11:00 - 12:00 Lunch (Bring a bag lunch) 12:00 - 1:30 Group instruction in the pool and 4th underwater videotaping 1:30 - 2:30 Classroom wrap-up WHAT TO BRING: For the classroom: Pad and pen for note taking. For the pool: An extra suit and towel if you want dry ones for the afternoon swim, and an extra pair of goggles. We recommend that male students wear a Speedo-type brief or close-fitting triathlon swim shorts, rather than loose-fitting swim trunks, which can make balance even more of a challenge. Nose-plugs can be very helpful in avoiding distraction in Sweet Spot, in wavy conditions. You may also want to bring a thermal rash-guard type shirt or vest for extra warmth in the pool. What about fins? ‘Kicking challenged’ swimmers may find fins helpful in achieving ease, but since we began using the "TI Buddy System" in balance drills, the percentage of those choosing to wear fins has dropped from 30% to under 10% of a typical class. And most students move along pretty nicely, once we advance from balance drills, in which all propulsion comes from the kick, to "Switch" drills, in which core-body rotation provides most of your propulsion. Towels are available for 50cents DIRECTIONS: From the airport: take 55 West to merge onto 62 West. Merge onto 35W North. Take the left exit to downtown (65N) and take the 11th St/ E Grant St Exit. Take a slight left on the 11th Street ramp, and turn left on 11th Street S. Turn left into the YWCA right before arriving at Nicollet Mall. There is street parking available or lot parking at the YWCA. LODGING: Doubletree Guest Suites, 1101 Lasalle Ave, Minneapolis, MN (0.09 miles away) 612-332-6800; Hilton Minneapolis, 1001 Marquette Ave, Minneapolis, MN (0.13 miles away) 612-376-1000; Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, 1300 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN (0.13 miles away) 612-370-1234; Holiday Inn Mnpls-Dntn, 225 S 11th St, Minneapolis, MN (0.18 miles away) 612-341-3300 TRANSFER POLICY: Weekend workshops: If a request to transfer is received 8 days or more prior to the workshop, a $100.00 transfer fee per person will be applied to a future workshop, and the deposit will be credited toward that workshop. CANCELLATION POLICY: Weekend workshops: NO REFUND will be issued for cancellations LESS THAN 8 days prior to the scheduled workshop unless a doctor’s note can be provided. For cancellations at least 8 days prior to the scheduled workshop, any monies paid above a $250 deposit will be refunded in full. The $250 deposit per person remains non-refundable, but may be transferred to any future workshop within one year of initial registration. QUESTIONS: Call 800-609-7946 (845-256-9770 from outside the USA) or fax 845-256-0658. For questions about the facility and local TI programs, call Dave at 612-215-4224. Directors will be chosen from our team of TI-certified directors, including Master Coach Dave Cameron, Whitney Jelmeland, Jordan Jelmeland, and Tim Walton.
Event details and schedule
SCHEDULE: Our schedule will be as follows (subject to minor revision): Saturday 9:30 Check-in 9:30 - 10:30 Orientation and foundational instruction (in the classroom) 10:30 - 12:30 1st underwater videotaping and group instruction in the pool 12:30 - 1:30 Lunch (Bring a bag lunch) There are also carryout restaurants within a block of the pool 1:30 - 3:00 Classroom workshop and review of video #1 3:00 - 4:45 Group instruction in the pool and 2nd underwater videotaping Sunday 7:30 Locker rooms available 8:00 - 9:30 Group instruction in the pool and 3rd underwater videotaping 9:30 - 11:00 Classroom workshop and review of videos 2 and 3 11:00 - 12:00 Lunch (Bring a bag lunch) 12:00 - 1:30 Group instruction in the pool and 4th underwater videotaping 1:30 - 2:30 Classroom wrap-up