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Cumming, GA

2021 Comprehensive Turns Camp

Sat, May, 22 2021 - Sun, Aug, 29 2021

Cumming Aquatic Center
201 Aquatic Cir, Cumming, GA 30040

Introduction

August 28-29

Comprehensive Turns Camp- SAVE by signing up both days of one camp or multiple days across multiple camps!

Did you know that the fastest that a swimmer is ever moving through the water (other than the start) is during every turn? On Saturday, the curriculum will focus on explosive flip turns, powerful underwater dolphin kicking, and powerful breakouts. Then on Sunday, participants will work on accelerating through every open turn into a well-timed finish. This camp will be led by Olympic Gold Medalist Jack Conger and 6x SEC Champion Kyle Darmody!

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

Session Times: 
13 & Over: 
Saturday: Check in 3 PM, Clinic 3:15-6:15 PM
Sunday: Check in 12:30 PM, Clinic 12:45-3:45 PM

12 & Under: 
Saturday: Check in 11:30 AM, Clinic 11:45-2:15 PM
Sunday: Check in 9 AM, Clinic 9:15-11:45 AM

Suggested Participants

These camps are designed for swimmers with a minimum of one-year of competitive swimming experience all the way up to AAAA times and faster. Swimmers younger than 9 years old are not invited without submitting their times or swimming history to Fitter and Faster.

Curriculum

AUGUST 28: FLIP TURNS & UNDERWATERS

Focusing on having faster turns is an easy way to drop time and win close races. Elite swimmers maintain their momentum through a quick turn and powerfully push off every wall. Jack Conger and Kyle Darmody will lead participants through a series of drills to have compact, fast turns in any backstroke or freestyle race!

  • FLIP TURNS: Swimmers will identify and work on what techniques carry their momentum through the turn to get in and out of every wall faster. Participants will also 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.
  • UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICKING: Many swimmers go through the motions of dolphin kicking without creating much power. At this session, Jack Conger and Kyle Darmody will work with each swimmer to learn the proper muscle activations, size, and frequency of their underwater dolphin so that they can accelerate through the breakout in both the butterfly and backstroke legs.
  • BREAKOUTS: Many swimmers add movement within their breakout that creates drag and destroys all of the power created during their underwaters. Participants will work on timing their breakouts to accelerate into the lap.

AUGUST 29: OPEN TURNS & FINISHES

Jack Conger and Kyle Darmody 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, swimmers can gain speed on each turn. Swimmers will also focus on driving their momentum into the wall for a strong finish for any race!

  • OPEN TURNS: Swimmers should not just go through the motions of an open turn; if they’re doing this, they are actually stopping and then trying to regain speed. An expertly executed open turn involves carrying momentum from one lap into the next. Swimmers will work with Jack Conger and Kyle Darmody to nail an efficient and quick open turn.
  • UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICK RECAP: Swimmers will reinforce skills they worked on in the previous session to apply their underwater dolphin kick speed and power to butterfly events.
  • BREASTSTROKE PULLOUTS: The best breaststrokers are faster under the water than on the surface! Swimmers will polish up the components and sequence of movements that make up a fast underwater breaststroke pullout.
  • FINISHES: Races can be won or lost by hundredths of a second, and many races come down to the last few strokes. Swimmers will reinforce their kick to accelerate into the wall, time their stroke for a perfect arm extension, and keep their head down to out touch the competition. 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

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

WATCH THE CLINICIANS

Observe your clinicians 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 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 Swim cap!

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