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Our triathlon pick for January – Hell of the West


Total Immersion proud to sponsor this event for the 3rd year running.

‘Hell of the West’ is named for the hot winds that are typical in Goondiwindi at that time of year. Its a favorite with TI swimmers on account of the warm water (ie no wetsuit for the swim) and the friendly atmosphere of an authentic event. If you are looking for a challenging long course triathlon with a difference this is the one for you! There is also a relay event if you aren’t ready for the full distance.

The official race website is at and you can download an event poster here: HOTW 2010 Poster (right click to ‘save as’)

Race day is Sunday 31st January – Join us in Goondiwindi for a free ‘tune up’ and sign up for your chance to win a stack of TI prizes including a place on our ‘Fishlike Freestyle‘ course worth $550.

Our next ‘Fishlike Freestyle‘ course in Brisbane will be on 9th/10th January which is great timing – 3 weeks out from this year’s race and we also have a Free 2 hour Demo course on 13th December so you can get try us out and make a start before the excesses of Christmas take over!

Visit or contact us via 1800 007 505 or to find out more.

What is ‘Easy Speed’?


Imagine your dream race. You are swimming your best and keeping up without even trying. Your intense focus has somehow distorted time so that each moment lasts forever and yet the race is over in the blink of an eye. You know you must be working quite hard but it doesn’t feel that way. You actually feel like you are being pulled along the course by an invisible tractor beam.

We are excited to offer a new course for Workshop Alumni who are ready for the next step. Our ‘Easy Speed’ course covers advanced freestyle skills and teaches you how to swim your best at pace.

  • Learn how to ‘feel’ and ‘hold’ the water to optimise propulsion from the catch.
  • Learn to maintain your effective stroke while you apply more effort.
  • Optimise your effort, tempo, stroke length and speed.
  • Maintain composure under the pressure of race conditions so you can feel great right through to the end of any swim race.

Coach Ben


TI Coach Ben Wearing facilitates this one day workshop:

So you are “getting TI”, things are falling into place, feeling good, feeling right. The next question if you haven’t asked this of yourself already is “thats great but how do I get more speed”. I have always felt this to be a natural progression and a question that I’d like to help swimmers explore and be able answer. Well now it’s possible.


Our first Easy Speed workshop was held in September, offering TI Alumni a chance to get some grunt out of their swimming. There are two ways you can can get faster, 1. stroke quicker or 2. go further on each stroke. Stroking quicker comes at a greater trade off of using energy than does a longer stroke. It is also harder to maintain your form when the effort gets harder.


In this workshop you will learn how to get more distance out of your stroke. Discovering how to maintain alignment even when breathing, improve timing and using anchoring for a smooth strong switch. We also help you find your optimal stroke length and how to vary your speed by using training methods to improve both. If you have asked yourself “that” question  or when you do then it’s time to feel Easy Speed!

The Easy Speed Workshop will be running regularly for alumni that are ready to take the next step.


Swim like you love it 🙂



Is this the right course for you? Click Here to find out!