Eligibility: All clinics are open to age group and senior-level swimmers, ages 8-18, who currently compete at a local, regional, state, or national level. To maximize the benefits of the clinic, swimmers are assigned to lanes based on their current skill and performance level versus their age.
INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY CLINIC
The Individual Medley Clinic helps swimmers excel in this ultimate event in swimming. Choosing to train and compete in the Individual Medley has many long-term benefits, the main one being that it develops all four strokes giving swimmers more options and opportunities. Having one weak stroke can be extremely detrimental, so that’s why we dedicate an entire practice to each of the four strokes. We also teach all IM turns, including the multiple distinct turns from back-to-breast. The clinic starts Saturday morning with the butterfly, the butterfly turn, and the butterfly-to-backstroke turn. The same process is repeated with the other three strokes over the course of the 2-day clinic.
Without question, enhancing the start, turn, and finish portions of a race is the smartest way to advance performance. Now, more than ever, swimmers take full advantage of the underwater portion of their races. Also, their starts and turns have become far more explosive due to improved technique and dry-land training. Finally, the finish is no longer a means to an end, but rather, a highly trained skill that gives swimmers a competitive edge. Our 2-day, Start-Turn-Finish Clinic zeroes in on these essential parts of the race.
Most swimmers have a “best stroke,” followed by the other three which can often lag far behind. The problem with this scenario is that the gap between the best stroke and the others can widen from year-to-year, putting swimmers at a severe disadvantage and limiting their future options. Being proficient in all four strokes is by far the best outcome particularly for age-group swimmers. Our 2-day clinic places an equal emphasis on all four strokes.
TOP 10 CLINIC
10 & Under swimmers are a unique group who require extra care and attention. That’s why we created a swim clinic just for them. Our goal is to develop well-rounded swimmers proficient in the three starts, the four strokes, and the four turns. In addition to numerous skill progressions and individual critiques throughout, we offer age appropriate physical challenges as well as fun aquatic games to round off each day. Our expert coaches are masters at developing and refining essential start, stroke, and turning skills. We offer an unbelievably low 6:1 swimmer to coach ratio to provide the optimum learning experience; thus, space is very limited.
Note: This is not a learn-to-swim program, but specially designed for 10&U competitive swimmers. Throughout the clinic, swimmers will perform multiple lengths of each of the four strokes – including the Butterfly.
INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY SUPER CLINIC
The 3-day Individual Medley Super Clinic covers the front start, including the ideal stance on the block, departure from the block, the underwater travel sequence, the breakout, four individual medley turns, and the freestyle side-finish. The clinic also focuses on improving stroke efficiency while achieving the ideal stroke rate for each stroke – a critical concept in successful racing. In addition, swimmers will learn the correct racing strategy and pacing for the 200 Individual Medley.