Miami, FL

Past Clinic: 2020 Explosive Performance Swim Camp Series

Sat, Jun, 27 2020 - Sun, Jun, 28 2020

Dave & Mary Alper JCC
11155 SW 112th Ave, Miami, FL 33176

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

Upcoming Swim Clinics and Camps

Within 250 miles of Miami, FL.

Starting Apr 10, 2021

Tampa Bay Aquatic Club

Starting Jan 23, 2021

Dave & Mary Alper JCC

Starting Apr 10, 2021

Plantation Aquatic Complex


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Past Clinic

Event Detail

Two-Day Explosive Performance Swim Camp – Sign up for one or SAVE by signing up for both days!

At this camp, swimmers will take their racing to the next level by sharpening the skills they use in every race and practice.  Saturday will focus on fast flip turns and well-timed finishes. Sunday’s curriculum will cover the movements headed into and out of open turns as well as how to vary race strategy for an advantage in any race.

This clinic will be held by Olympian Elvis Burrows and Olympic Trials qualifier Marina Spadoni!  Elvis and Marina will share the same drills and tips they used to become some of the fastest swimmers in the world.  Scroll down to read more about the curriculum!

Session Times (Both Days):
11 & Under: Check in 9:00 AM, Clinic 9:15 AM-11:15 AM
12 & Over: Check in 12:15 PM, Clinic 12:30 PM-3:00 PM

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 to 4 swimmers per lane (max 24 in each session). 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

Elvis and Marina will lead two sessions for both age groups. This camp is recommended for swimmers with at least one year of competitive swimming experience. Swimmers younger than 8 years old are not recommended without their coach’s approval.



Focusing on having quick turns and a well-timed finish is an easy way to race faster and win close races. Elite swimmers maintain their momentum through a compact turn and have a powerful push off every wall. Olympian Elvis Burrows and Olympic Trials qualifier Marina Spadoni will lead participants through a series of drills to have compact, fast turns in any race. It’s easy for swimmers to have lazy turns when they are tired, but by learning the correct technique and practicing daily, your swimmer can gain speed on each turn.

  • FLIP TURNS: Your swimmer will learn to carry their momentum through the turn to get in and out of every wall faster. Swimmers will practice accelerating into the wall, using their core and arms to get through the turn, and planting the feet on the wall for a powerful push off in the perfect streamline. Swimmers will learn drills and exercises to help them master this athletic skill!
  • FINISHES: Races can be won or lost by hundredths of a second, and many races come down to the last few strokes. Your swimmer will learn how to use their kick to accelerate into the wall, time their stroke for a perfect arm extension, and keep their head down so they don’t waste any time or strokes as they approach the wall.


Elvis Burrows and Marina Spadoni will lead participants through a series of drills leading to a full, compact open turn for breaststroke and butterfly events. He will also present different strategies for swimmers to take their racing to the next level by varying their stroke rate as well as the number of strokes taken per length.

  • OPEN TURNS: Think about the open turn differently! Your swimmer should not be making an open turn to touch the wall and swim the next lap; if they’re doing this, they are actually stopping and then trying to regain speed. An expertly executed open turn involves spinning backwards, enabling your swimmer to carry momentum into the push off.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Elvis and Marina questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into his training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.


Observe Elvis and Marina 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 two of the best swimmers and coaches in the world! They'll work on holding onto their form while challenging themselves.

Take a photo with Elvis and Marina, 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!

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