Past Clinic: 2023 Fontana, CA Swim Camp

Fontana Aquatic Club
15610 Summit Ave, Fontana, CA 92336

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Past Clinic

Introduction

Fitter & Faster is returning to Fontana, California to produce a 2-day swim camp at the Fontana Aquatic Club on November 18 & 19, 2023! 

2023 FONTANA, CALIFORNIA SWIM CAMP
DAY 1 (Saturday): Fast Flip Turns, Open Turns & Finishes
DAY 2 (Sunday): NEW BONUS SESSION: Racing & Sprinting Skills

Scroll down for details on the curriculum!
-> Availability in each session is limited to 24 participants to ensure the best learning experience.

SESSION START TIMES:
DAY 1:
Session 1 (Ages 9 to 11): Check in 9 AM, Camp 9:15-11:45 AM
Session 2 (Ages 12 & over): Check in 12:30 PM, Camp 12:45-3:45 PM

DAY 2:
NEW BONUS SESSION (Ages 11 & over): Check in 9 AM, Camp 9:15-11:45 AM

Suggested Participants

Our top priority is to provide a world-class learning experience for all participants at all of our camps. This camp has a variety of sessions for swimmers ages 9 to 18 years old. 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 9 and would like for your child to be considered for the younger sessions of this camp, please complete this questionnaire.

Curriculum

2023 Fontana, California Swim Camp - November 18 & 19, 2023

Over 2 Days, swimmers will work with our elite clinicians on fine-tuning essential elements for fast swimming such as turns, finishes, and sharpening racing and sprinting skills!

    Day 1: FASTER FLIP TURNS, OPEN TURNS & FINISHES (Nov 18)

    Quick, powerful turns and finishes are crucial to fast times and winning close races. The top age group and elite swimmers aren't using walls just for turning around - they are used to generate speed and momentum going into the next lap. Elite swimmers are constantly working their turns and looking for areas to improve them. Today, we're going to work with your swimmer on taking this crucial part of every race (and practice) to the next level!

    • MOMENTUM: At the elite level of swimming, walls aren’t just used for turning around - they are used to generate speed and momentum going into the next lap. Outside of the elite ranks, most swimmers stop or slow down while going into the wall, which kills their momentum! We will work with participants on the intricacies of approaching every wall at top speed and seamlessly initiating their “turn”.
    • FLIP TURNS: Flip turns are an opportunity for your swimmers to increase momentum in the middle of a race! Flip turns in which the athletes slow down or have “mechanical” movements negatively impact the speed at which a swimmer comes off the wall. We will work with your swimmer to produce fast flip turns so that they can explode off the walls at maximum speed.
    • OPEN TURNS: Elite butterflyers and breaststrokers utilize speed from their last lap to create momentum and even more speed at the beginning of the next lap. Their open turns are actually not “turns”, but more like high-speed pivots. Participants in this session will work on these techniques to have much faster open turns!
    • FINISHES: Setting yourself up for a fast finish is very similar to setting yourself up for a strong turn in any race. Races are won and lost by hundredths-of-a-second at every swim meet. Many races come down to the last few strokes. At this camp, your swimmer will learn techniques to set themselves up for a well-timed finish when they are still about 10 yards from the wall.

    Day 2: RACING & SPRINTING SKILLS (Nov 19)

    “How should I swim this race?” How many times have you heard this? Swimmers of all ages and abilities have the same question. Each race can be executed in many different ways. . The name of the game is understanding all the different ways to execute the race and seeing what works for you!

    • ESTABLISHING A PLAN: A racer should have a plan for the race before it is swum! What’s your plan for front-end and back-end speed? How much time will you spend underwater before your first breath? How often will you breathe each length? During day 2, our Elite Clinicians will work with your swimmer to answer those questions!
    • 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.
    • "EASY SPEED": Establishing stroke length with the proper tempo after the breakout is essential to setting up a strong race in any stroke. Going as fast as we can with ease is the key to “easy speed”. We don’t want to kick or pull too hard early in a race, this will cause fatigue and fading at the end. Swimmers will work on techniques to swim as fast as they can in all strokes with “ease”.
    • CONTROL: Your elite clinician will teach participants how to manipulate their speed and energy at different points in a race.
    • BREATHING PATTERN: Establishing a breathing pattern will help your swimmer stay focused and relaxed on their own swim. It will also help them finish the race with enough oxygen to close the race at full speed.
    • 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!
    • 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.

    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!

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