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Total Immersion Swimming

Locations & Contacts

  • New Paltz, NY
    P.O. Box 370
    (845) 256-9770
    (800) 609-7946
    Terry Laughlin, Pres.
    Keith Woodburn, Opr. Mgr.

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Total Immersion: A skill-based approach to swimming better

Whatever your reasons for swimming—recreation, fitness, endurance, or speed--your chances of success and satisfaction will increase enormously if you approach swimming as a game of skill—rather than test of endurance. In the Total Immersion method, fitness happens while you learn and improve skills.

Statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention illuminate why skill is essential:

  • Only a third of American adults can swim the length of a 25-yard pool.
  • And just two percent can swim a continuous quarter-mile.

The millions who can’t complete a single pool length aren’t lacking fitness: Swimming 25 yards takes no more fitness than walking 100 strides!

What they lack is skill—but not just any kind of skill. Swimming is an aquatic skill, while humans are terrestrial mammals.

Total Immersion instruction puts you at ease in the water, then teaches you to cleverly adapt human anatomy to swim more like an aquatic mammal.

Three Steps to Success

Total Immersion techniques of have been refined over 25 years with countless thousands of students—most of whom had little skill or experience.

We follow the same 3-step sequence of foundational skills with every student and every form of swimming. When you learn these skills you’ll be able to:

  • Swim farther and faster using less energy
  • Enjoy every stroke and improve continuously.
  • Swim free of injury or pain.


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