2022 Dallas Competitive Enrichment Series for 8 & Unders!

Semones Family YMCA
4332 Northaven Rd, Dallas, TX 75229

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Introduction

Fitter & Faster is producing TWO, 2-day “Competitive Enrichment” Swim Camps for swimmers who are 8 years-old & younger. If your young, competitive swimmer has a desire to improve their technique so they can practice and race with more efficiency – this is the camp for them! 

These camps feature 2 hour sessions that will hold your swimmer’s attention and small session sizes consisting of only 18 participants to allow for the best learning experience. If your swimmer is 9-years-old or older click here for a camp for them! 

FREESTYLE & BACKSTROKE TECHNIQUE CAMP  – August 19 & 21, 2022
    DAY 1 (Friday): Freestyle Day
    DAY 2 (Sunday): Backstroke Day

BUTTERFLY & BREASTSTROKE TECHNIQUE CAMP – October 14 & 16, 2022
    DAY 1 (Friday): Butterfly Day
    DAY 2 (Sunday): Breaststroke Day

Click the “Curriculum Menu” below for details on each camp! 

Select a curriculum below

Freestyle Comprehensive Racing Camp
FREESTYLE & BACKSTROKE TECHNIQUE - August 19 & 21, 2022
Butterfly Comprehensive Rancing Camp
BUTTERFLY & BREASTSTROKE TECHNIQUE CAMP - October 14 & 16, 2022
Curriculum
Session TimesSession Times & Groups
Freestyle Comprehensive Racing Camp

FREESTYLE & BACKSTROKE TECHNIQUE - August 19 & 21, 2022

Freestyle and backstroke utilize the same body position, posture, rotation, and an early “catch” to move down the pool with efficiency and speed. They are called the “long axis” strokes because swimmers rotate their hips and torso around their spine. Over two days, your swimmer, no matter their level, will improve their freestyle and backstroke technique, racing and training skills! This swim camp will be led by Elite Clinician: Maxime Rooney!

  • DAY 1: FREESTYLE DAY! (Aug 19)
  • DAY 2: BACKSTROKE DAY! (Aug 21)
  • Bodyline: On each day of this camp, participants will learn and practice proper posture and engagement of their core for better technique in freestyle and backstroke. Participants will learn how even the slightest adjustment of the chin, neck, and/or back can make a huge difference in creating more hydrodynamic and efficient strokes - for faster swimming!
  • Rotation: Freestyle and backstroke are fastest and most efficient when a swimmer’s body is “rotating” around their spine with each stroke. This part of swimming both strokes has a big effect on maintaining a proper bodyline. Participants will practice activating their core muscles to form a connection from head to toe with every stroke they take! On Day 1 we will work on rotation skills for Freestyle and on Day 2 rotation skills for backstroke.
  • Kicking: A swimmer’s kick is the motor behind their freestyle! There are proper and improper ways to kick which we will review at the camp. Just as important, however, is practicing how and when to “shift gears” in their legs to become stronger and faster kickers!
  • Pull: The pull in both freestyle and backstroke keeps a swimmer balanced and accelerating forward. Essentially the best swimmers are creating a paddle with every stroke. On each day of this camp, your clinicians will work with participants to establish an early vertical forearm “the catch”, enabling your swimmer to put immediate pressure back on the water. Properly completing the freestyle and backstroke arm-pull keeps the swimmer moving forward efficiently and fast.
Butterfly Comprehensive Rancing Camp

BUTTERFLY & BREASTSTROKE TECHNIQUE CAMP - October 14 & 16, 2022

Butterfly and breaststroke utilize similar body position, “undulating” movements, and an early “catch” to get across the pool with efficiency and speed. They are called the “short axis” strokes because swimmers do not rotate their body at the spine, as is done in freestyle and backstroke. Rather in butterfly and breaststroke, swimmers bend at the hips to generate power and forward momentum. Over two days, your swimmer, no matter their level, will improve their butterfly and breaststroke technique, racing and training skills!

  • DAY 1: BUTTERFLY DAY (Oct 14): Butterfly is the second fastest stroke and beautiful to watch because of its rhythmic and powerful strokes. Swimmers during this session will work to develop a the foundation needed to create a strong, well timed & fluid butterfly stroke!
  • Bodyline: A butterfly race is going to be fastest with a proper bodyline. Even the slightest adjustment of the chin, neck, and/or back can make a huge difference. As swimmers mature in the sport and grow physically, their body position shifts and bad habits can emerge. Participants will learn and practice proper posture and engagement of their core to have a strong foundation for better technique - creating a full-body connection for more hydrodynamic and efficient butterfly strokes.
  • Kick: Each butterfly stroke has two kicks to propel the swimmer towards the other end of the pool! If the kicks are properly timed and equally strong, they can positively impact your swimmer’s efficiency and stroke timing! Your swimmer will work on how and when to kick in butterfly during this session!
  • Pull: The pull in butterfly keeps a swimmer accelerating forward. Your clinicians will work with participants to establish an early vertical forearm, “the catch”, enabling the swimmers to put immediate pressure back on the water. Properly completing the stroke keeps the swimmer moving forward!
  • Timing: The timing of the breath in butterfly has a direct relationship on a swimmer’s body position, pull, kick and TIMES! At this camp, we will work with participants on breathing with their chin low to the water... and WHEN to breathe in their stroke cycle so that they develop the most efficient stroke possible!
  • DAY 2: BREASTSTROKE DAY (Oct 16): A swimmer's timing and ability to eliminate resistance are hallmarks of an efficient and powerful breaststroker. This session will strengthen their technique and lead to a stronger breaststroke!
  • Bodyline: Breaststroke is going to be fastest with a proper bodyline. Even the slightest adjustment of the chin, neck, and/or back can make a huge difference. Breaststrokers focus on minimizing drag by “catching water” on their hands and feet as quickly as possible, so they can shoot back into a “straight bodyline” where they can glide at top speed.
  • Kick: Our clinicians will work with participants to strengthen their kick for the ultimate propulsion forward!
  • Pull: Participants at this session will focus on setting up a proper "catch" and keeping their hands and elbows high on the water throughout the entire pull. The techniques your swimmer will practice will minimize resistance and enable them to maintain forward momentum for the fastest breaststroke.
  • Timing: A flowing breaststroke is the result of proper timing between a swimmer’s hands and feet. Establishing proper timing in your swimmer’s breaststroke will allow for more fluidity, power and speed. Participants in this session will learn how to time their breaststroke!

START TIMES FOR BOTH CAMPS

  • Ages 8 & under:
    • Fridays: Check in 4:45 PM. Camp: 5-7 PM
    • Sundays: Check in 3:45 PM. Camp: 4-6 PM
Suggested Participants: This web page is specifically for the sessions for swimmers ages 8 & under! Click here for the camp for swimmers ages 9 & over!

ASK QUESTIONS

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

WATCH THE CLINICIANS

Observe 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 GIFT!

Lead Clinician

You can find Maxime Rooney's name in the mix with some of swimming's best, tailing Michael Phelps, Caeleb Dressel, and Ian Crocker. With multiple national championships under his belt, you can't get much better than Maxime. Learn from the best, and sign up for his clinic today!

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