2021 High Performance Technique Summer Camp Series
Mon, Jun, 21 2021 - Wed, Jul, 21 2021
CENTRAL PARK AQUATIC CENTER/OCCOQUAN SWIM ACADEMY
10371 Central Park Drive, Manassas, VA 20110
2021 High Performance Technique Summer Camp Series –INDIVIDUAL session tickets are now available for purchase! SAVE when you purchase bundles!
This series consists of six unique 3-day swim camps PLUS a video analysis session. Scroll down for more details on the curriculum for each camp!
Session sizes are limited to no more than 24 participants to ensure the highest level learning experience.
Session times (all camps)
Groups A & B: Check in: 11:45 AM, Camp: 12-3 PM
Group C: Check in: 8 AM, Camp: 8:15-10:45 AM
July 18-20: Turns Camp
-12 & Over: Check in 11:45 AM, Clinic 12-3 PM
-11 & Under: Check in 8 AM, Clinci 8:15-10:45 AM
July 21: Elite Video Filming & Analysis
Will be notified of session times
The Starts and Turns camps will be divided by age group. The Video Filming and Analysis Day is for swimmers of all ages and abilities.
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.
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 while maintaining that momentum into their nest lap. Our elite clinicians will lead participants through a series of drills to have tight, snappy turns in any race! This camp will be led by Olympic Gold Medalist Clark Smith!
- DAY 1: FLIP TURNS: Participants will explore how carry momentum through the turn to get in and out of every wall faster. Swimmers will 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. Swimmers will learn drills and exercises to help them master this athletic skill!
- DAY 2: 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 Austin to nail an efficient and quick open turn.
- DAY 3: APPLIED RACING TURNS: On the third day of this comprehensive turns camp, participants will put together the skills developed in their flip turns and open turns. Going through the full approach, turn, streamline, and breakout will allow swimmers to maintain the speed and momentum and make each turn an opportunity to gain time on their competitors. Develop these skills to round out the perfect turn!
Swimmers will have their stroke professionally filmed SIMULTANEOUSLY above and below water at strategic angles! THEN, have that video analyzed with voice over and graphics on the actual video by Olympic Coach Todd Schmitz. Schmitz has coached six swimmers to Olympic teams - including Olympic superstar Missy Franklin from the time she was 9-years old through the 2012 and 2016 Olympics. Registrants can have one session or can SAVE by having ALL FOUR strokes analyzed! Each participant will also receive one free month of Swim Videos on Demand!
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!