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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Past Clinic: 2020 High Performance Swim Camp Series

Fri, Sep, 18 2020 - Sat, Sep, 19 2020

Cottonwood Heights Recreation Center
7500 S 2700 E, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

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Past Clinic

Event Detail

Two-Day Butterfly & Breaststroke Swim Camp – Sign up for one or SAVE by signing up for both sessions!

This camp will focus on strengthening technique for the two strokes that require the most precise timing and rhythm for more efficient and faster swimming.  The first session for each age group will cover butterfly.  The second session will focus on breaststroke.

This camp will be led by Olympic gold medalist Cierra Runge and Olympian Brad Tandy.  Not only have Cierra and Brad swam at the highest level, but they are also exceptional teachers with talent for explaining and demonstrating the technique required for fast racing! Scroll down for more details on the curriculum!

Session Times:
Friday
Session 1 (12 & Over): Check in 4:15 PM, Clinic 4:30 PM-7:30 PM

Saturday
Session 1 (11 & Under): Check in 8:45 AM, Clinic 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Session 2 (11 & Under): Check in 11:45 AM, Clinic 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
Session 2 (12 & Over): Check in 3:15 PM, Clinic 3:30 PM-6:30 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 swimmers on Friday and 30 for Saturday sessions). 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

Cierra and Brad will lead two sessions for both age groups. This series 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.

Curriculum

SEPTEMBER 18-19: HIGH PERFORMANCE BUTTERFLY & BREASTSTROKE CAMP

SEPTEMBER SESSION 1: HIGH PERFORMANCE BUTTERFLY TECHNIQUE

Olympic gold medalist Cierra Runge and Olympian Brad Tandy will work with the 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 Cierra and Brad 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 butterfly for maximum speed.
  • PULL: Long and smooth strokes will allow your swimmer to have a more efficient butterfly. Cierra and Brad will teach participants to get an early catch on the water for more power in each stroke.
  • BREATH: The most common mistakes 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.

SEPTEMBER SESSION 2: HIGH PERFORMANCE 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. Cierra Runge and Brad Tandy 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. Cierra and Brad 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 Cierra and Brad time their breaststroke for ultimate efficiency.

ASK QUESTIONS

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

WATCH THE CLINICIANS

Observe Cierra and Brad 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 your 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 Cierra and Brad, 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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