Total Immerson Swim Studio


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The One and Only Total Immersion Swim Studio is owned and operated by Alice and Terry Laughlin, Head Coach and Creator of the Total Immersion Swimming Method in books and dvds world wide as well as instruction face to face here.

Total Immersion Swimming, Inc. celebrates its 25 year this season as TI Founder Terry Laughlin marks his 42 nd year Coaching and teaching swimming to all ages and abilities from beginner adults to elite athletes. The Total Immersion Swim Studio was established in 2005 and the Laughlin Family of TI Coaches have been conducting TI Weekend Workshops for Adults and TI Swim lessons year round.

The Total Immersion Swim Studio boasted the most experienced Total Immersion Swim Coaches with all of us coaching between 12 to 42 years each ! not collectively!

We conduct TI Workshops for ADULTS every weekend year round from our residence Endless Pool, complete with flume, 88 degree warm water, underwater and above water video, private change room, bathroom and waiting room and office.

We conduct swim lessons every day for ADULT Triathletes and Swimmers of all abilities-beginner to elite and children lessons ages 5 up. for Learn to swim beginners, 4 stroke for HS and university swim teams. 

Total Immersion Swim Workshop
6 hours of instruction in 4/90 min sessions over the weekend
or on weekdays 4/90 min session or 6 one hour sessions
ADULTS All ages and abilities of swimmers and triathletes welcome.You may ask for Terry as your coach as special request as per his availability.

Adult Tuition
Private TI weekend Workshop $695. 
Semi Private TI Weekend Workshop: $495 per person ( 2 people max)

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Max:  2 swimmers to 1 Coach 
The Total Immersion Swim Studio 
37 Kleinekill Drive
New Paltz, NY 12561

Total Immersion Swim Studio is open Year Round 7 days a week, 
7am -7pm.
TI Private and semi private TI Freestyle Workshops are conducted every weekend.
The one and only Total Immersion Swim Studio!
Celebrating our 25th TI Season !
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What's special about the TISS?

Our Endless Pool is the ideal swim instruction setting, providing you with:
Personalized instruction. We put a laser focus on your main opportunities for improvement and find the fastest, simplest way to make them work for you.

Trial and success (not trial and error)
.  In the TISS, your coach is inches away giving verbal and manual feedback and adjusting position, direction and timing stroke by stroke. Never a wasted stroke. 

Real-time Feedback.  The pool-bottom mirrors and current let you know moment-by-moment how you're doing. When you improve your body position or alignment, you feel it immediately because it's immediately easier to hold your place over the mirror. Use the mirror to check position, orientation or timing of any aspect of your stroke. Then watch a frame-by-frame underwater and surface replay on a 42-inch monitor.

No Distractions.  No walls, No laps to count. No other swimmers. In the TISS, your learning experience is distilled to you, the water and how your movements look and feel. When you concentrate on things that really matter you learn much faster – and enjoy the process.

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What happens during a single Total Immersion lesson?

In one session, you will have your form analyzed by a TI Coach via video playback, be introduced to some basic principles of Total Immersion based on your skill level, and learn to experience, understand, and enjoy the water in new ways.

What can I expect from a series of TI Swim Studio swim lessons or a workshop?

When you commit to a series of lessons, you will learn to approach your swimming with an attitude and expectation of continuous improvement through the introduction of new skills, drills and focal points at each session.  Starting with balance, streamlining, and rotation and working your way through stroke development and speed, lessons are hand-tailored to move at your pace and meet your needs.

Private Instruction or Semi-Private Instruction?

Private instruction allows you to work at your own pace with maximum scheduling flexibility. This is good option for those who have busy schedules, personal needs, or are on a faster track for learning.

Semi-private lessons allow you to enjoy instruction with a friend or relative at a reduced rate. All students taking lessons together should have similar goals and comfort level in the water. We get requests for swim partners in the summer, so if you want to take semi-privates but don’t have a partner, we can put you on a call/email list to let you know if a potential partner is available.

About Us

TI Coaches are mature individuals with extensive swimming experience and a gift for communicating their understanding and love of the water with others. All TI coaches have completed the rigorous TI certification process, trained extensively with Terry Laughlin, and earned their distinction as Total Immersion Teaching Professionals.

          Carrie Loveland

        Betsy Laughlin

        Fiona Laughlin

        Shane Eversfield

        Terry Laughlin

        Alice Laughlin


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Here's a Video of TI Founders, Terry and Alice Laughlin, Sych-Swimming at a recent Open Water Camp in St. John, USVI.


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