Past Clinic: Race Strategy Camp: 100’s & 200’s
Sat, Aug, 21 2021 - Sun, Aug, 22 2021
Baler Aquatic Center
San Benito Street, Hollister, CA 95023
A description of what was covered at this past clinic is below the upcoming clinics.
Upcoming Swim Clinics and Camps
Within 250 miles of Hollister, CA.
Santa Clarita Aquatics CenterInfo
Thousand Oaks High SchoolInfo
August 21-22, 2021: Race Strategy Camp- 100’s & 200’s –SAVE by signing up both days of one camp or multiple days across multiple camps!
Swimmers at this camp will focus on developing a strong race strategy for events 100 and 200 yards in any stroke. By learning how to vary components of technique, pacing, and tempo, participants can take their racing to the next level in any stroke.
Saturday, August 21: Swimmers will focus on swimming a fast 200 in ANY STROKE.
Sunday, August 22: Participants will focus on swimming a fast 100 in ANY STROKE.
Scroll down for more details on the curriculum!
This camp will be led by Four-Time sprint Olympian Roland Schoeman, who swam at the highest level and is an exceptional teacher with a talent for explaining and demonstrating the technique required for fast racing!
Session Times (All Sessions):
– Group B: Check in 9 AM, Clinic 9:15 AM -11:45 PM
– Group A: Check in 12:45 PM, Clinic 1 -4 PM
The clinicians will lead two sessions for each group based on your swimmer’s best times:
– Group A: 100 yd Freestyle: Boys 1:03 and faster, Girls 1:04 and faster
– Group B: 100 yd Freestyle: Boys 1:04-1:27, Girls 1:05-1:29
DAY 1 (SATURDAY): SWIMMING A FAST 200
Races over 200 yards and meters are some of the most fun to swim and to watch because of the wide variety of strategies that swimmers can use. Some swimmers will take the race out very fast and hope to hang on at the finish, some will save their energy and finish strong, while others will hit consistent splits to balance those two strategies. Roland will help participants see which strategy works the best for their swimming as well as how to implement that plan for faster racing, as a sprinter himself!
- 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.
- PACING: Every swimmer strategies their 200 yard races differently, and your clinicians will demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of these main approaches. Whether your swimmer likes to go out hard or finish strong, having a pre-race strategy will help make sure they are ready to swim each race confidently!
DAY 2 (SUNDAY): SWIMMING A FAST 100
Swimming the 100 freestyle requires a unique strategy and planning for fast racing. Technique is tweaked to provide more power for the event, and taking advantage of the start and streamline off each wall has a larger impact. Trying to find the perfect balance between staying underwater, maintaining speed on the surface, and keeping a strong breathing pattern is difficult, but Olympian Roland Schoeman is one of the best instructors to help teach your swimmer.
- SPRINTING: Sprinting is all about swimming with “controlled aggression!” Roland will demonstrate how to swim with power, while also being relaxed - having too much tension will make your swimmer slip in the water and slow down. Swimmers will observe how to tweak their stroke to make them quick yet efficient - increasing tempo, shortening the breath, and a strong connected kick will lead to an explosive race!
- PACING: Pacing for races 100 yards or meters can be broken up many ways. Roland will present different strategies on how to swim 100s: some swimmers focus on each 50, balancing “front end speed” and “back end speed”. Experimenting and learning new techniques will allow your swimmer to improve their 100!
- 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!
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 Swim Cap!