Host a swim clinic

We love what we do and it's reflected at the thousands of swim clinics we produce.

Hosting a swim clinic or swim camp produced by Fitter and Faster is an opportunity for you to have a first-class fun learning experience for the competitive swimmers in your community. Our objective at every single clinic is to help swimmers of all ages and abilities to improve.

Swim teams, LSCs, facilities and others have invited Fitter and Faster to produce more than 1,000 clinics in over 40 states and Canada since 2009. More than 125,000 swimmers, coaches and parents have participated in our swim clinics.

We select where we produce clinics based on the shared objectives and relationships we establish with those who want to develop elite clinic programming for their community.

Regular Programming

A Fitter and Faster swim clinic is an effective way to educate, inspire and further strengthen your relationship with your organization's members... and it costs NO MONEY to host one of our clinics.

We have become part of the semi-annual and annual programming of many USA Swimming, YMCA, Rec League, Summer League teams and LSCs including:

It's all about your objectives

Our swim clinics are for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Each clinic session we produce takes into consideration the age and skill level of the participants at that particular session. Many swimmers attend multiple Fitter and Faster swim clinics annually.

New competitors: We produce clinics with curriculums especially for swimmers new to competitive swimming - including the heralded "Green Flag Series" that we have created in partnership with Indiana Swimming.

Elite competitors: We also produce elite swim clinics and camps that have been attended by Junior National champions, age group record holders and swimmers who have gone on to swim at the NCAA Division 1 level, Olympic Trials and one past attendee even won a gold medal at the Olympics.

End to End Solution

Fitter and Faster has a full-time team dedicated to ensuring your swim clinic is a success.  Our professionals handle all of the work from the day we agree to produce a clinic or camp until the clinic concludes and we send "Thank you for attending emails" and surveys to all the participants and volunteers.

Each swim clinic focuses topics that will help participants improve - no matter their age and skill level.

Article: How to get the most out of your Fitter and Faster Experience

David Nolan assists a young participant in Fayetteville, NC
David Nolan assists a young participant in Fayetteville, NC

Session length: We produce swim clinics of various durations. A typical session for a clinic or camp is three and a half  hours including thirty minutes for "sign-in" and photos. Some clinics are also multiple days.

Customized Clinic Web Page: We create a custom web page that uniquely describes what participants will learn at your clinic. All registration sales are handled online.

Customer Service: The Fitter and Faster staff handles all sales and customer service! We are capable of offering promotional codes, group discounts and other features to meet the needs of our hosts and participants. At any time, we can provide the host with a list of the swimmers from your team who have signed up.

Olympian Shannon Vreeland and Tim Phillips with a participant at a clinic in Sterling, Virginia.

Photos: Every participant has an opportunity before the clinic begins to take a free photo with the elite clinicians while wearing their Olympic or other medals of significance. At some clinics, if the participant chooses, we print out 8x10 photos that the participants can have signed by the clinicians at the conclusion of the event.

Gift: Participants of all FFT clinics and camps are provided with a gift from our sponsors.

We pay and coordinate: FFT coordinates and purchases all athlete and event staff flights, hotels, rental cars, meals, and appearance fees

Insurance: FFT has and pays for event insurance

Volunteers: The FFT Event Manager works with four to six volunteers provided by the host teams. The volunteers help with the set up, sign-in process, and repacking on the day of the event. Working in coordination with the event manager, the volunteers help ensure a smooth, safe program throughout the course of the day. The work is not hard and is very organized. Volunteers all have a lot of time to enjoy the event. We also provide gifts for the volunteers.

Spreading the word

Below is a list of the promotional tools we use to make your swim clinic a success:

• Email blasts to the FFT customer database and our sponsors

• Online advertising

• FFT will invite other teams in your area who you have a strong relationship with.

• Promote the event through the ASCA database (American Swim Coaches Association)

• Press releases to local media

• Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts about your event

• FFT will promote your event at local meets we attend

FFT Impact

Every time we produce a swim clinic, the positive impact we have is something we keep at the forefront of our minds. It is very important to us that the Fitter and Faster clinic that each participant attends is a great learning experience and overall a very special, memorable day.

"My daughter and I attended the Sprint clinic, in Gainesville, GA, with clinicians Brett Hawke and Shane Ryan. This was our second Fitter & Faster clinic and we decided to drive over eight hours to attend this one. This clinic was informative and insightful for not only the swimmers, but for the parents. Impressed with not only the little details to help swimmers improve with their swimming, but the excitement and inspiration my child came away with from a few hours of a clinic. She goes to practice today preparing for a Developmental Champ meet this weekend with a more focused mental game, as well as, a technical approach. Most importantly, being from South Fl, and only an hour away from Parkland, instead of feeling all the stresses and pain that our communities are experiencing right now, it was invaluable for her to be able to be a child just enjoying her sport. This and the Slay the Drag- on with Tyler Clary, continue to inspire her. We plan on attending more, but thank you for having these clinics. This one was worth every hour of driving and the facility was wonderful."

--- Hillary R, February 26, 2018 (See more swim clinic reviews)

Please contact us to learn more about hosting Fitter and Faster clinics. We'd love to answer any questions that you have and learn more about your team.

Some Clinics Beyond 250 Miles

Sorted by distance

High Performance Starts and Mental Strength – Frisco, TX

Aug 25, 2018

Frisco ISD Bruce Eubanks Natatorium

Give your swimmer the opportunity to get ahead of the competition right from the start at this High Performance FFT Swim Clinic. Two-time Olympian Cammile Adams will be in the water teaching your swimmer technique for FASTER starts, underwater dolphin kicking, and breakouts as well as mental preparation for more confidence when your swimmer steps on the blocks!

- 279 miles away from , More info

High Performance Technique for Faster Racing – Omaha, NE

Sep 22, 2018

Brownell Talbot School

This is a high performance swim clinic where swimmers can sign up for one or two sessions! Participants will be in the water with Olympic gold medalist Clark Smith working on either freestyle and backstroke or starts and turns (OR BOTH). Scroll down for more details on the curriculum in each session.

- 289 miles away from , More info

Coaches Clinic – Omaha, NE

Sep 21, 2018

Brownell Talbot School

Not only did Todd Schmitz Coach Missy Franklin to 4 gold medals at the London Olympics, but he has also coached his team, the Colorado Stars, to 18 Colorado State Team Championships and 5 Sectional Team Championships. At this Coaches Clinic, Todd will lead a discussion on leading your age group program (age 6 to […]

- 289 miles away from , More info

Elite Butterfly and Breaststroke Racing – Lewisville, TX

Sep 29, 2018

Westside Aquatic Center

Two Day Camp Opportunity! At these high performance swim clinics, your swimmer has the opportunity to improve their technique in to race faster in butterfly and/or breaststroke! Olympic gold medalist Jack Conger will be in the water for two days. Attend one or both sessions!

- 292 miles away from , More info

PRE-SALE: Omaha, NE – Fall 2018

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Sign up now!  The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour will be coming BACK to Omaha, NE in October 2018! Sign up now to register early to ensure your spot at this high performance swim clinic! Curriculum and times will be announced as we get closer to the swim clinic. Our events often sell out! Give your opportunity to learn technqiue for […]

- 297 miles away from , More info

High Performance Butterfly, Breaststroke, and Open Turns – O’Fallon, IL

Aug 18, 2018

McKendree Metro Rec Plex

At these high performance swim clinics, your swimmer will learn techniques for a faster butterfly and breaststroke as well as the similarities between these two strokes from Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue. All participants also have the opportunity to attend a bonus session working on technique for faster open turns and underwater dolphin kicking!

- 335 miles away from , More info

The Fastest Part of Every Race – Carroll, IA

Sep 22, 2018

Carroll Recreation Center

Off the start and every turn is the fastest part of every swimming race! Learn to maximize that momentum! Participants at this clinic will work with Missy Franklin's Olympic Coach Todd Schmitz on establishing and trusting a tight and strong streamline, adding in a strong dolphin kick, and breaking out into their first stroke with more speed.

- 347 miles away from , More info

PRE-SALE: Houston, TX – Winter 2018

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Sign up now! The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour will be coming BACK to Houston, TX in Winter of 2018! We enjoyed our time in Houston SO MUCH that we will be returning with a different elite clinician and different curriculum so that you can learn more! The elite clinician, curriculum, date, and times will be anounced when […]

- 507 miles away from , More info

High Performance Sprint Vs. Distance Freestyle – League City, TX

Sep 08, 2018

Clear Falls High School

At this high performance swim clinic, your swimmer will learn how to get more out of every stroke, achieve the right tempo to maximize speed, and stroke techniques to DROP TIME in every freestyle race from the 50 to the mile! Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from one of FFT’s elite clinicians […]

- 525 miles away from , More info

High Performance Freestyle and Butterfly Technique – Highland, IN

Aug 25, 2018

Highland High School

Your swimmer has so much they can learn from two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton! She will be in the water teaching technique for freestyle and butterfly at this high performance swim clinic. Participants will learn the details of technique for fater racing at one or both sessions. Tom will lead two sessions designed for competitive swimmers of […]

- 538 miles away from , More info

Essentials of Being a High Performance Swimmer – Chicago, IL

Sep 22, 2018

Latin School of Chicago

Sign up now!  The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour will be coming BACK to Chicaho, IL in September 2018! Sign up now to register early to ensure your spot at this high performance swim clinic! Curriculum and times will be announced as we get closer to the swim clinic. Our events often sell out! Give your opportunity to learn technqiue for […]

- 544 miles away from , More info

High Performance Starts and Nutrition – Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN

Aug 11, 2018

West St. Paul YMCA

This clinic is all about getting out in front of the competition before you even take your first stroke! Learn from one of the most popular and effective clinicians on the tour, two-time Olympian Cammile Adams! She will teach participants how to fuel for maximum performance as well as how to blast off the block, whip through the underwater dolphin kick, and explode into the breakout! There will also be a special parents' session with Cammile's dad, Eddie Adams about being the best swim parent you can be!

- 558 miles away from , More info

PRE-SALE: Twin Cities – Summer 2018

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Sign up now! The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour will be returning to Minneapolis, MN on August 11th & 12th 2018! Sign up now to register before it sells out!  Get Faster and More Efficient! Since 2009, Fitter and Faster Swim Tour has produced more than 1,000 clinics in 40 States and Canada.  Each clinic and camp […]

- 560 miles away from , More info

PRE-SALE: New Orleans, LA – Fall 2018

Reserve your spot early in...

Sign up now!  The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour will be coming BACK to New Orleans, LA in September 2018! Sign up now to register early to ensure your spot at this high performance swim clinic! Curriculum and times will be announced as we get closer to the swim clinic. Our events often sell out! Give your opportunity to learn technqiue […]

- 590 miles away from , More info

High Performance Backstroke – St. Leon, IN

Sep 15, 2018

East Central High School

Give your swimmer the opportunity to improve their backstroke technique at this high performance swim clinic with Olympic gold medalist Nick Thoman! He will be in the water teaching the drills and exercises that will help your swimmer drop time! Nick will teach at 2 sessions designed for swimmers of all ages and abilities on […]

- 602 miles away from , More info