This unique Performance Clinic led by three-time Olympian Peter Vanderkaay and Lacey Nymeyer is for competitive swimmers ages 12 and older, and limited to 60 participants. Younger swimmers swimming at a championship level are also invited to attend. Participants will learn and practice technique that will enable them to take their practices and racing to the next level.
Performance Clinic Custom Curriculum - Centerville, OH
POWERFUL AND CONSISTENT KICKING: Nymeyer will demonstrate the most efficient way for to maximize the freestyle kick and generate power from the legs. By focusing on maintaining loose and “whiplike” ankles directly under the surface of the water, participants will be able to maintain a more balanced and constant kick throughout their entire race.
BODY POSITION AND STREAMLINE: Understanding and practicing how a more streamlined body position can affect your efficiency in through the water is a crucial skill. Using drills the teach balance and body awareness, Nymeyer will show how the slightest changes in core tension will cause your body to rise or sink in the water. Vanderkaay will teach how to keep a tight core while maintaining a long and smooth stroke allowing swimmers to rotate their hips and shoulders at the same time
IDEAL PULL AND CATCH: Having a great “pull” is all about maximizing the amount of water you can hold or “catch” during your stroke. Nymeyer will focus on helping participants maximize the surface area of their hand and forearm, by initiating the catch phase early and getting rid of any unnecessary movements during the pull.
EMPHASIZE STROKE TIMING: Learn and practice drills that Vanderkaay uses to bring together the timing of the pull, breath, and kick to efficiently propel the body forward.
FAST AND EFFICIENT STARTS – Learn proper body positioning on the blocks including curling the toes over the front of the block and having the hips as high as possible. This skill allows for the most velocity off the blocks and into the water.
BREAKOUT: Vanderkaay will show the components of how to grab as much water as possible during the breakout while extending the body into the first stroke.
STRETCHING: Nymeyer will teach the importance of warming up the body properly before each race by using a series of “dynamic” stretches and focus on mobility and preventing injuries.
Take a photo while wearing clinicians' medals, get autographs, and pick up a full color Fitter & Faster Tour 2014-2015 Yearbook and a special welcome bag that contains gifts from our sponsors!
Inspired Swimmers are Dedicated Swimmers! Sign up before tickets sell out.
Each Fitter and Faster Swim Tour Presented by SwimOutlet.com clinic is designed to focus on the unique strengths and experiences of the clinicians at that specific clinic. That's why participants have been to three, four or five FFT clinics throughout the country.