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Lawrenceville, GA

2020 Comprehensive Racing Camp Series

Sat, Nov, 28 2020 - Mon, Dec, 28 2020

Swim Atlanta Sugarloaf
4850 Sugarloaf Pkwy #702, Lawrenceville, GA 30044

Event Detail

2020 Comprehensive Swim Camp Series – Sign up for individual sessions or the whole series by clicking register now.

To enhance the instruction for each swimmer, sessions at this camp series will be separated into groups based on time standards. See below in the “Suggested Participants” section for details.

November 28-29: Comprehensive Breaststroke Racing Camp with Olympian Carlos Claverie & Ryan Coetzee
December 27-28: Comprehensive Butterfly Racing Camp with Olympian Christopher Reid

Session sizes are limited to ensure the highest level learning experience and social distancing!

Scroll down for more details on the curriculum!

Session Times (All Camps):
Group B: Check in 12:30 PM, Clinic 12:45 PM-3:15 PM
Group A: Check in 3:45 PM, Clinic 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
(See below for group time standards)

Social Distancing: Fitter and Faster is following all guidelines as it relates to COVID-19 as set by the CDC, NIH and local authorities. This camp will not have more than 3 swimmers per lane. We also ask for you to please drop your swimmers off at the sign-in table and to pick your swimmers up after the clinic. If a waitlist is established, please join it. If enough people enter the waitlist we will plan for additional sessions! THANK YOU!

Suggested Participants

Sign up for the groups below for both the November and December camps!

Comprehensive Breaststroke Racing Camp
Group A:
50 yd Breaststroke: Boys :37 & faster, Girls :38 and faster
–OR–
100 yd Breaststroke: Boys 1:18 & faster, Girls 1:20 and faster
Group B:
50 yd Breaststroke: Boys :38-:53, Girls :39-:54
–OR–
100 yd Breaststroke: Boys 1:19-1:53, Girls 1:21-1:58

Comprehensive Butterfly Racing Camp
Group A:
50 yd Butterfly: Boys :33 and faster, Girls :34 and faster
–OR–
100 yd Butterfly: Boys 1:10 and faster, Girls 1:12 and faster
Group B:
50 yd Butterfly: Boys :34-:46, Girls :35-:48
–OR–
100 yd Butterfly: Boys 1:11-1:53, Girls 1:13-1:54

The clinicians will lead two sessions at each camp for each group.

Curriculum

NOVEMBER 28-29: COMPREHENSIVE BREASTSTROKE RACING CAMP

NOVEMBER 28 (SATURDAY): BREASTSTROKE TECHNIQUE

More than any other stroke, breaststroke is the most varied. Out of the eight finalists at the Olympic Games you might see eight different styles of strokes! Without fail, your swimmer's timing and ability to eliminate resistance are both hallmarks of an efficient and powerful breaststroker. Your swimmer has the foundation, now learn from the expert how to utilize your core and hip drive to create a fluid and more forward driving stroke.

  • BODY POSITION: The best swimmers in the world learn at a young age about the importance of being patient with their stroke and trusting their "glide position". Too many young swimmers rush their stroke, create "drag" (i.e. slow themselves down) and exhaust themselves. Olympian Carlos Claverie and NCAA All-American Ryan Coetzee will work with participants to maintain a better body position for a more efficient breaststroke.
  • KICK: The three parts of the kick are hips, knees, and feet. Carlos and Ryan will work with participants to kick with power from their hips while keeping their knees close and feet wide. The kick is about 80% of the power in breaststroke. Get more out of each kick for a faster breaststroke!
  • PULL: Participants in this session will learn drills to encourage them to keep their hands and elbows high on the water throughout the entire pull, thereby minimizing resistance and maintaining speed.
  • TIMING: A fast breaststroke is all about the rhythm! The proper timing will make your stroke fast, smooth and less taxing on your body. Learn how Carlos and Ryan time their breaststroke for ultimate efficiency.

NOVEMBER 29 (SUNDAY): BREASTSTROKE APPLIED SPEED & RACE STRATEGY EXECUTION

After building a solid butterfly stroke on day 1, swimmers will then refine their racing skills and cover different strategies for faster racing. Carlos Claverie and Ryan Coetzee will work with swimmers on how to develop a race plan for any breaststroke race, whether a 50, 100, or 200. Participants will focus on swimming breaststroke with speed and efficiency, as well as accelerating in and out of every wall and executing powerful pullouts.

  • DISTANCE PER STROKE: One way to increase efficiency is to take fewer strokes. Counting the number of strokes and improving technique to decrease that number will save energy. On the other side, it may be faster to take more strokes per length, especially in shorter events.
  • TEMPO: Your swimmer’s tempo is how fast or slow they complete each stroke. Having a slower tempo allows swimmers to conserve energy by taking fewer strokes, while a faster tempo is more tiring but much faster. Changing tempo based on event distance and fatigue level will help your swimmer swim as fast as possible.
  • PACING: Especially in breaststroke racing, it’s important for swimmers to get into a rhythm. While a 50 breaststroke is all about a fast turnover and snapping the kick, a 200 breaststroke is almost a different stroke with a strong pull, powerful kick, and long glide. Learn how to properly split each event for faster racing!
  • BREASTSTROKE PULLOUTS: The best breaststrokers are faster under the water than on the surface! Learn the components and sequence of movements that make up a fast underwater breaststroke pullout. With the proper body position and timing, a swimmer's pullout will take them almost to the other side of the pool faster than you could imagine.
  • TRAINING BREASTSTROKE: Also included in this session is an elite workout designed by Carlos, Ryan, and the Fitter and Faster Coaching Team. This workout is specifically designed to challenge your swimmer’s breaststroke and help identify strengths and weaknesses in their training, which will ultimately transfer into becoming a better racer!
DECEMBER 27-28: COMPREHENSIVE BUTTERFLY RACING CAMP

DECEMBER 27 (SUNDAY): BUTTERFLY TECHNIQUE

Olympian Christopher Reid will work with participants to improve on the complexities of balancing power and fluid rhythm in one of the most dynamic athletic movements. Elite butterfliers maintain forward momentum by setting an immediate high catch with a perfectly timed kick. They are committed to a breathing pattern, perfecting their distance per stroke, and maintaining a horizontal body position - become committed to these same skills...make them YOUR habits.

  • BODY POSITION: Elite butterfliers focus on driving their momentum forward with minimal drag by keeping their heads low and hips high. Participants will work with Christopher on establishing and maintaining the proper body position.
  • KICK: Each butterfly stroke has two equally strong and well-timed kicks. Work on how and when to kick in fly for maximum speed.
  • PULL: Long and smooth strokes will allow your swimmer to have a more efficient butterfly. Christopher will teach participants to get an early catch on the water for more power in each stroke.
  • BREATH: The most common mistakes that swimmers make in fly occur during the breath. Swimmers will work on low and efficient breaths as well as WHEN to breathe so that they can swim more efficiently on the breath stroke.

DECEMBER 28 (MONDAY): BUTTERFLY APPLIED SPEED & RACE STRATEGY EXECUTION

After building a solid butterfly stroke on day 1, swimmers will then refine their racing skills and cover different strategies for faster racing. Christopher Reid will work with swimmers on how to develop a race plan for any butterfly race, whether a 50, 100, or 200. Participants will focus on swimming butterfly with speed and efficiency.

  • DISTANCE PER STROKE: One way to increase efficiency is to take fewer strokes. Counting the number of strokes and improving technique to decrease that number will save energy. On the other side, it may be faster to take more strokes per length, especially in shorter events.
  • TEMPO: Your swimmer’s tempo is how fast or slow they complete each stroke. Having a slower tempo allows swimmers to conserve energy by taking fewer strokes, while a faster tempo is more tiring but much faster. Changing tempo based on event distance and fatigue level will help your swimmer swim as fast as possible.
  • UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICKING: The fastest swimmers know how to weaponize their dolphin kicking. It is absolutely, undeniably, the fastest way to move through the water! Whether you dolphin kick on your stomach, side, or back, understanding the importance of streamlined, underwater speed is vital for every swimmer!
  • KICK COUNT: Counting dolphin kicks off of each wall is another way your swimmer can switch up their strategy in butterfly races. By tracking how long they stay underwater, they will have a better streamline and breakout on each turn!
  • TRAINING BUTTERFLY: Also included in this session is an elite workout designed by Christopher and the Fitter and Faster Coaching Team. This workout is specifically designed to challenge your swimmer’s butterfly and help identify strengths and weaknesses in their training, which will ultimately transfer into becoming a better racer!

ASK QUESTIONS

At each session of this series, 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.

WATCH THE CLINICIANS

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

PUT YOUR SKILLS TO THE TEST

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

Take a photo with the clinicians, get autographs, and ALL PARTICIPANTS receive a FREE Fitter and Faster Collector’s Bag Tag for each day they are at the camp. Collect all 37 and trade with your friends!

Inquisitive, Educated Swimmers are Faster Swimmers! Sign up today!