Arlington, VA

Past Clinic: 2019 Summer Swim Camp Series

Tue, Aug, 13 2019 - Thu, Aug, 15 2019

Yorktown High School
5200 Yorktown Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22207

A description of what was covered at this past clinic is below the upcoming clinics.

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Past Clinic

Event Detail

2019 SUMMER Swim Camp Series in Arlington, VA–  Fitter and Faster is producing SIX CAMPS as part of the Summer Swim Camp Series in Arlington, Virginia. The series began with a five-day “Technique Academy” on June 24-28 and was followed by  Comprehensive Racing Camps in all four strokes. The series will finish with a three-day explosive power camp.

Each swim camp in the series is limited to only 36 participants and will be led by Elite Clinicians who are exceptional teachers with talent for explaining and demonstrating the technique required for fast racing… each camp leader is also an Olympic Medalist. Scroll down for more details on the curriculum.

  • August 13-15: Explosive Performance – Starts and Turns with Olympic gold medalist Tyler McGill & Nils Wich-Glasen

You can sign your swimmer up for individual days or you can SAVE by registering for full camps within the series. There is a further price incentive to sign up for the entire series.

Times for each session:
11 & Under: Check-in: 8:30 AM. Event: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
12 & Over: Check-in: 12:30 PM. Event: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Suggested Participants

SAVE: Sign up before prices rise or the sessions fill up!

Each day of the Summer Series will have two sessions. One for swimmers ages 12 & over and one for swimmers ages 11 & under. The camp is not recommended for swimmers with less than 2 years of competitive swimming experience. Swimmers younger than 9 years old are not invited to these camps without your coach’s recommendation.

Start times for each session are on the tickets – click register now to see the times


August 13-15: Explosive Performance - Starts and Turns with Olympic Gold Medalist Tyler McGill

Did you know that the fastest part of every race is the start and turn? This is where your swimmer has the biggest opportunity to build more speed and momentum to carry into the rest of their race. During these sessions, participants will focus on starts and backstroke starts the first day. The second day will cover underwater dolphin kicking, relay exchanges, and finishes. The last day is all about turns including fast flip turns and open turns. Leading each of these sessions will be Olympic gold medalist and Elite Clinician Tyler McGill along with NCAA All-American Nils Wich-Gleason!

  • August 13 - Starts and Backstroke Starts: The start is your opportunity to cover as much ground as possible in a very short period of time and with great efficiency and momentum heading into your underwater kicking and breakout. There are countless intricacies to performing a start and you only get better with practice. Tyler McGill and Nils Wich-Glasen will help your swimmer refine and perfect their starts off the block and backstroke starts.
  • August 14 - Underwater Dolphin Kicking, Finishes, and Relay Exchanges: At this session, your clinicians will work with participants to create more speed and power in their underwater dolphin kicking. Tyler and Nils will also work with swimmers to improve their relay exchanges! Both the swimmer finishing and the swimmer about to dive in have a job to do so that they can have the smallest exchange time possible while still preventing a disqualification! A fast and efficient finish and an explosive relay start will improve the whole relay team's time.
  • August 15 - Flip Turns and Open Turns: Most age group swimmers add in extra movements on their turns that slow them down and prevent them from carrying their momentum through the turn and into the next length! At both of these sessions, your clinicians will be in the water instructing and providing feedback to the participants on how to improve their flip turns and open turns so that they can drop time!


At each session, swimmers and parents are invited to ask the Elite Clinicians questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into their training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.


Observe the Elite Clinician swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve powerful, efficient and fast swimming.


Swimmers will get to practice what they've learned by taking their stroke to top speed with some of the best swimmers in the world! They'll work on holding onto their form while challenging themselves.

At each session, swimmers can take a photo with the Elite Clinicians while wearing their medals, get autographs, and a gift from TYR Sport!

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