Past Clinic: 2023 Atlanta, GA Swim Camp Series for Swimmers Ages 10 to 12

Sugarloaf
4850 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30044

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Past Clinic

Introduction

Fitter & Faster is returning to Atlanta, GA to produce a 2-day swim camp for swimmers ages 10 to 12 years old on December 27 & 28, 2023! We are also holding a special video filming and analysis session in December! Click here if you are looking for the registration page for swimmers ages 13 & over!

ESSENTIALS OF SPRINTING (Ages 10 to 12)
   -> DAY 1 (Wednesday, December 27): Establishing Speed
   -> DAY 2 (Thursday, December 28): Racing Skills

VIDEO ANALYSIS
DECEMBER 27 (9AM - 12PM): Your swimmer has the opportunity to get the same video analysis of their stroke that the pros receive. Those who sign up for the swim camps can save on video filming and analysis by purchasing a bundle! Click register now for pricing.

Click the “Curriculum Menu” below for details on the swim camp & video analysis.
 -> Availability is limited to ensure the highest level learning experience.
 -> SAVE when you purchase the “Full Camp Bundle” for your swimmer.

Select a curriculum below

Freestyle Comprehensive Racing Camp
ESSENTIALS OF SPRINTING SWIM CAMP - December 27 & 28
Elite Video Filming & Analysis
VIDEO FILMING & ANALYSIS - December 27
Curriculum
Session TimesSession Times & Groups
Freestyle Comprehensive Racing Camp

ESSENTIALS OF SPRINTING SWIM CAMP - December 27 & 28

Swimmers ages 12 & under are fortunate to still have 50's to race in every stroke at just about every swim meet! Now is the time for young swimmers to establish and cultivate habits to swim their shorter races as fast as possible with good technique that will position them for success as they mature. This camp will be led by Elite Clinicians: Atiba Wade & Ali Khalafalla!

  • Day 1: ESTABLISHING SPEED (Dec 27): At this session your swimmer will practice the essential components to high performance sprinting.
  • Body Position: A competitive swimmer’s body position is the key to fast swimming. Most swimmers are NOT hydrodynamic in the water - and that has a big effect on how fast they “allow” themselves to swim - especially as they get older. Let’s find the right body position for your swimmer.
  • Length of Stroke: Lengthening their stroke will enable your swimmer to “catch” and hold onto more water to propel them as they swim. Whereas a short stroke is inefficient and not sustainable for very long. The clinicians will work with participants on this important skill for fast swimming.
  • Tempo: When sprinting short races young swimmers often tend to take too many strokes (“spin their wheels”) and not “hold onto the water”. At this camp we will find the appropriate tempo to maximize their own personal speed.
  • Day 2: SPRINTING & RACING SKILLS (Dec 28): On Day 2, your swimmer will apply the skills that we practiced on the first day of this camp to important segments of every sprint race, including the moment your swimmer pushes off the wall; breakouts; finishes and all out sprinting!
  • 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 to explode into each lap.
  • Sprinting: On Day 1 your swimmer worked on body position, tempo and length of stroke. Today we are going to apply those skills to swimming “all out” on top of the water with efficiency and power.
  • Walls, Walls, Walls!: Approaching the wall at top speed in preparation for the fastest turn is vital. Swimmers will work on techniques to get in and out of every wall faster!
  • Finishes: Dropping time and even winning or moving up a few spots in the results can all come down to the last stroke! A well-timed finish at full speed, with full-arm extension and head down can make a difference of up to a full second in a race! Your swimmer is going to learn how to take advantage of the finish to drop time!
  • Sprinting Application: Swimmers at this session will work on applying their newly developed skills during racing scenarios. As with all the other segments of this camp, the clinicians will provide feedback for your swimmer to take home and apply at upcoming practices and meets.
Elite Video Filming & Analysis

VIDEO FILMING & ANALYSIS - December 27

Those who register for the video analysis will have their strokes filmed at strategic angles below the surface! After the filming their video will be analyzed with voice over and graphics on the actual video by an Elite Swim Coach. Since so much of the stroke happens below water – it is incredibly important to see what’s going on below the surface! Small adjustments to your stroke can lead to big time drops! This is your opportunity to get beautiful footage of your stroke and get analysis from an expert… and you can review with your coach as well! SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS SECTION for a video of what to expect for your video filming & analysis!

  • ANALYSIS: Our Fitter and Faster expert will use a video analysis application to record their comments on your technique. They will use slow motion, pause the video at specific points, and draw on the swimmer's video all while explaining where opportunities for improvement are. Each stroke will have approximately 3 to 5 minutes of expert commentary that you can review with your coaches at home!
  • DRILL RECOMMENDATIONS: You will receive recommendations for drills to correct the technique of each swimmer.
  • SIGN UP: Select to have one stroke filmed. Or, SAVE by choosing to have all four strokes filmed. The "multi-stroke options" are for individual swimmers and cannot be split.
  • ARRIVING AT THE POOL (Retain your order number): You will receive an e-mail approximately one week before the filming session with the specific time for your swimmer to check in, warm up, and be filmed. Please retain your order number - this is how swimmers will be identified on that schedule. When you arrive at the pool, you will be greeted by Fitter & Faster staff who will provide you instructions on the filming process.
  • WARM UP: Participants will have an opportunity to warm up before filming.
  • FILMING: Our camera operator will have you swim two 25s at a strong pace of each stroke purchased (1 stroke or all 4 strokes). The filming of each stroke will take about three minutes. The video will capture a side angle and a front angle below the water to get an accurate view of your technique.
  • SESSION LEGNTH: Depending on the number of strokes you are getting recorded, your session time will run between 5 and 15 minutes.
  • TIMELINE: All videos will be analyzed and returned within 14 days of the camp. The analyzed videos along with the original video will be sent via email for you to keep!

SESSION START TIMES FOR ESSENTIALS OF SPRINTING SWIM CAMP:

  • Days 1 & 2: Check in 12:30 PM, Camp 12:45-3:15 PM
Video Session - Dec 27: 
  • Depending on the number of strokes you are getting recorded, your session time will run between 5 and 15 minutes
  • You will receive an email a week before the filming session with the specific time for your swimmer to check in, warm up, and be filmed.
  • Swimmer's scheduled time will be between 9AM - 12 PM.
  • Elite Video Filming & Analysis is for ALL swimmers ages 8 & Over, including adults!
Suggested Participants: Our top priority is to provide a world-class learning experience for all participants at all of our camps. This camp has sessions for swimmers ages 10 to 12. Participants will range from one-year of competitive swimming experience to AAAA times and faster. If you are the parent of a child under the age of 10 and would like for your child to be considered for these camps, please complete this questionnaire. Additional Camps in Atlanta:  Ages 13 & 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, get autographs, and chat with your clinicians!

Lead Clinicians

Ali Khalafalla is a Sprint Freestyler from Egypt who is a two-time Olympian. Swimming at both Rio de Janeiro and the most recent games in Tokyo, Ali has a strong understanding of adversity and determination in the sport. Ali is a passionate swimmer who believes in “Do what you love, and love what you do” in simplicity. He is excited to teach young swimmers the power of following their dreams and enjoying the ride of the process.

Atiba Wade is a strength and conditioning coach who creates programs designed for swimmer specific and athletically focused exercises that meet the demands of a competitive aquatic environment. Atiba was also a 2x Olympic Trials Qualifier and a University of Georgia All American Swimmer! Sign up for a clinic with Atiba and improve your fitness and swimming technique while challenging yourself and having fun!

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

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