Saint Leon, IN

Past Clinic: High Performance Freestyle and Backstroke

Sat, Sep, 15 2018

East Central High School
1 Trojan Road, Saint Leon, IN 47012

A description of what was covered at this past clinic is below the upcoming clinics.

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Within 250 miles of Saint Leon, IN.

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Past Clinic

Event Detail

Did you know that there are many common attributes between swimming freestyle and backstroke? At this swim clinic, your swimmer will learn about these important attributes to race with more speed, power and efficiency.

Elite clinician and Olympic gold medalist Nick Thoman will be in the water demonstrating, teaching and providing feedback so that your swimmer can learn the most important aspects of what your swimmer NEEDS to know to improve – no matter of their competitive level! We make fast swimmers faster!

Suggested Participants

Nick will teach at 2 sessions designed for swimmers of all ages and abilities:


Faster Freestyle and Backstroke Racing

Freestyle and backstroke have a lot in common including the body position, rotation, and an early press back into the water! Working on both strokes together deepens a swimmer's understanding of the importance of these aspects. Your swimmer will learn drills and skills to race faster in both free and back at these swim clinics with Nick Thoman!

  • FREESTYLE: Participants will learn how to hold a straight and solid body line so that they can cut through the water with less drag. Practice keeping a still and low head position (especially during the breath!) while driving a strong flutter kick. Nick will also teach participants how to get an early and powerful press backwards on the water in the arm pull to get more out of every stroke. From the 50 to the mile, your swimmer will learn skills that will allow them to drop time in every freestyle race.
  • BACKSTROKE: Engaging your core not only allows you to swim stronger, but it also allows you to hold the proper body position. Olympic gold medalist Nick Thoman will help swimmers learn the importance of rotation and how to use it to their advantage for more power in each stroke. The arm pull in backstroke should press the water all the way through using the whole arm to achieve maximum propulsion. Backstrokers are often the fastest kickers on their teams, find out why and learn to have a stronger kick!


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


Observe Nick swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve powerful, efficient and fast swimming.


Take your strokes to top speed and get your heartrate up with Nick Thoman. Hold on to your form as long as possible to put your new skills to the test.

Take a photo while wearing Nick's medals, get autographs, and receive a special gift from our sponsors!

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