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Irvine, CA

2021 Comprehensive Swim Camp Series

Sat, Apr, 24 2021 - Sun, Aug, 15 2021

Woollett Aquatics Center
4601 Walnut Ave, Irvine, CA 92604

Introduction

2021 Comprehensive Swim Camp SeriesThis exclusive swim camp series is designed for competitive swimmers to refine their technique and racing skills in all butterfly and breaststroke events. Participants will continue the ongoing process of perfecting technique to efficiently move through the water with power.

April 24-25: Comprehensive Butterfly Racing Camp with Coach Atiba Wade
August 14-15: Comprehensive Breaststroke Racing Camp

Session sizes are limited to no more than 24 participants to ensure the highest level learning experience!

Scroll down for more details on the curriculum!

Session Times (All Camps):
Group B: Check in 10:00 AM, Clinic 10:15 AM-12:45 PM
Group C: Check in 1:15 PM, Clinic 1:30 PM-4:00 PM
Group A: Check in 4:30 PM, Clinic 4:45 PM-7:45 PM

Suggested Participants

The clinicians will lead two sessions per camp for each group based on time standards.
For Time Standards AND Session Times >>> CLICK HERE

Curriculum

APRIL 24-25: COMPREHENSIVE BUTTERFLY RACING CAMP

Butterfly is one of the most technical and challenging strokes, and participants at this camp will focus on becoming more efficient and faster butterfly swimmers. Saturday will review the basic technique of the butterfly stroke. On Sunday, participants will learn advanced racing skills including underwater dolphin kicking and take their stroke to top speed.

    APRIL 24: BUTTERFLY TECHNIQUE

    Coach Atiba Wade 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 Atiba 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. Atiba 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.

    APRIL 25: 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. Atiba Wade 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 Atiba 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!
    AUGUST 14-15: COMPREHENSIVE BREASTSTROKE RACING CAMP

    This comprehensive racing camp is focused on racing faster in every breaststroke event. Saturday will cover the fundamentals of strong breaststroke technique. Sunday will focus on breaststroke specific racing skills as well as strategies for faster racing from the 50 to 200 breaststroke.

      AUGUST 14: 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 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 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 your clinicians time their breaststroke for ultimate efficiency.

      AUGUST 15: 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 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.

      • 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.
      • 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 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!

      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!