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After every triathlon swim I felt more and more defeated. Despite all my pool and lake practice, each time I headed into a tri swim situation I felt unprepared. One day I was finally  ready to listen to all the people who said, "You should take lessons from Shane Eversfield."

They went on to describe Total Immersion and tell me that there was a weekly class offered at my gym. All I had to do was sign up and show up and I'd be on my way to effortless swimming. Read all about the process of Total Immersion before you read my posts below about my experiences. I wrote each post as soon after the class as I was able, so they reflect my in the moment feelings about the struggle with swimming and show my growth over time. Also, read my post about why I don't LOVE swimming.

I'm happy to report that I now LOVE to swim and consider it to be a good (and relaxing) form of exercise. I never thought I'd say that before taking Total Immersion!

If you are looking to improve your swimming, definitely check out Shane's classes. He works out of Island Health and Fitness in Ithaca and offers individual and group lessons. He also offers refresher classes. Call Island and they can surely tell you what classes he has going on at any given time.

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

* Sadly I had to miss Week 5