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Manassas, VA

Past Clinic: 2020 Summer High Performance Swim Camp Series

Mon, Jun, 22 2020 - Fri, Aug, 21 2020

Central Park Aquatic Center/Occoquan Swim Academy
10371 Central Park Drive, Manassas, VA 20110

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

Upcoming Swim Clinics and Camps

Within 250 miles of Manassas, VA.

Starting Sep 26, 2020

Rose Tree Woods Swim Club

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Starting Sep 12, 2020

Warrenton Aquatic and Recreation Facility

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Past Clinic

Event Detail

2020 Summer High Performance Swim Camp Series – Over seven weeks, we are offering the most specific skill focused swim camp in the world for competitive swimmers. 

EACH CAMP WILL HAVE A MAXIMUM OF 24 SWIMMERS PER SESSION! 

PLUS: Each camp will be divided into 3 different age groups so that participants are swimming with their peers!

Each camp will be led by Elite Clinicians who swam at the Olympics, won Olympic medals, won NCAA Championships and more. Fitter and Faster clinicians are exceptional teachers with talent for explaining and demonstrating the technique required for fast racing! 

August 17-21: Comprehensive Freestyle Racing Camp

  • 10 & Under (Mondays & Tuesdays): Check in 12:00 PM, Clinic 12:15 PM-2:15 PM
  • Ages 11-14 (Wednesdays-Fridays): Check in 12:00 PM, Clinic 12:15 PM-3:15 PM
  • 15 & Over (Mondays & Tuesdays): Check in 3:15 PM, Clinic 3:30 PM-6:30 PM

SCROLL DOWN FOR DETAILS ON EACH CURRICULUM!

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 be limited to no more than 3 swimmers per lane, 24 swimmers total, to maintain social distance. 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

All camps in this series except for the 10 & under camp are recommended for swimmers with at least two-years of competitive swimming experience. Swimmers younger than 8 years old are not recommended for the 10 & under camp without their coach’s approval.

Curriculum

AUGUST 17-21: COMPREHENSIVE FREESTYLE RACING CAMP

Led by Olympic gold medalist Clark Smith

Freestyle is the stroke swam more than any other in races and practices. Creating and cultivating good habits now will not only make your swimmer faster but will also reduce the risk for injuries in the long term. Olympic gold medalist Clark Smith will be in the water leading participants through a progression of freestyle drills. These will allow them to deepen their understanding of each part of the stroke and help create good habits for fast and efficient freestyle technique.

    MONDAY & TUESDAY (AUGUST 17 & 18): AGES 10 & UNDER, AGES 15 & OVER

    • Monday, August 17 - FREESTYLE TECHNIQUE: Participants will reinforce holding a straight and solid body line so that they can cut through the water with less drag. Practice keeping a still and low head position (especially during the breath!) while driving a strong flutter kick. Clark will also teach participants how to get an early and powerful press backwards on the water in the arm pull to get more out of every stroke. From the 50 to the mile, your swimmer will learn skills that will allow them to drop time in every freestyle race.
    • Tuesday, August 18 - APPLIED SPEED & RACE STRATEGY EXECUTION: The technique for swimming a fast freestyle race changes depending on the distance. Learning how to prioritize tempo vs. length and speed vs. efficiency can make a big difference in maximizing speed in shorter races or increasing endurance in longer races. The session will also include a training set designed to challenge swimmers and complement the technical foundation developed on day one.

    WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY (AUGUST 19-21): AGES 11 & 12, AGES 13 & 14

    • Wednesday, August 19 - FREESTYLE TECHNIQUE: Participants will reinforce holding a straight and solid body line so that they can cut through the water with less drag. Practice keeping a still and low head position (especially during the breath!) while driving a strong flutter kick. The clinicians will also teach participants how to get an early and powerful press backwards on the water in the arm pull to get more out of every stroke. From the 50 to the mile, your swimmer will learn skills that will allow them to drop time in every freestyle race.
    • Thursday, August 20 - APPLIED SPEED & RACE STRATEGY EXECUTION: The technique for swimming a fast freestyle race changes depending on the distance. Learning how to prioritize tempo vs. length and speed vs. efficiency can make a big difference in maximizing speed in shorter races or increasing endurance in longer races. The session will also include a training set designed to challenge swimmers and complement the technical foundation developed on day one.
    • Friday, August 21 - FREESTYLE FLIP TURNS, BREAKOUTS, & FINISHES: Focusing on having faster turns and a well-timed finish is an easy way to drop time and win close races. Elite swimmers maintain their momentum through a quick turn and have a powerful push off every wall. Clark will lead participants through a series of drills to have compact, fast turns in any race. 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.

    ASK QUESTIONS

    At each session of this elite 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!

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