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Wellesley, MA

Fast Butterfly & Backstroke for Swimmers Ages 10 to 12

Fri, Aug, 18 2023 - Sun, Aug, 20 2023

Boston Sports Institute
900 Worcester St, Wellesley, MA 02482

Introduction

Fitter & Faster is returning to the beautiful Boston Sports Institute in Wellesley, MA to produce a 2-Day Swim Camp on August 18 & 19, 2023! This registration page is specifically for swimmers ages 10 to 12. Click here for the 13 & over camp page.

FAST BUTTERFLY & BACKSTROKE SWIM CAMP (Ages 10 to 12)
-> DAY 1 (Friday): Butterfly Day
-> DAY 2 (Saturday): Backstroke Day

Scroll down for details on the curriculum!
-> Availability in each swim camp is limited to ensure the highest level learning experience!
-> SAVE when you purchase a “Full Camp Bundle” for your swimmer.

SESSION START TIMES:

  • DAY 1 (Friday): Check in 12:45 PM. Camp: 1-3:30 PM
  • DAY 2 (Saturday): Check in 8:45 AM. Camp: 9-11:30 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 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 the younger sessions of this camp, please complete this questionnaire. If you are looking for the 13 & Over camp page, CLICK HERE!

Curriculum

FAST BUTTERFLY & BACKSTROKE TECHNIQUE - August 18 & 19

Over two days, your swimmer, no matter their level, will improve their butterfly and backstroke technique for faster fly, back & IM races!

    DAY 1: BUTTERFLY DAY! (Aug 18)

    Over two days, your swimmer, no matter their level, will improve their butterfly and backstroke technique for faster fly, back & IM races!

    • 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 for maximum speed.
    • PULL: Long and smooth strokes allow swimmers to have a more efficient and fluid butterfly. 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 efficiently and fast.
    • 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: BACKSTROKE DAY (Aug 19)

    Cultivating good habits to swim high level Backstroke begins as soon as you learn the stroke. Even if your swimmer is already in high school - it’s never too late to begin practicing techniques that will drastically improve their efficiency, power and times. Today, your swimmer will work on techniques to strengthen their bodyline, catch, kick, and pull - resulting in faster backstroke races.

    • BODY LINE: A competitive swimmer’s bodyline is the key to fast swimming. The name of the game is to eliminate all extra movement of the body including even the slightest bobbing, wiggling. 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 backstroke.
    • ROTATION: Backstroke is fastest and most efficient when a swimmer’s body is “rotating” around their spine with each stroke. This part of swimming Backstroke has a big effect on maintaining a proper bodyline. Participants will practice activating their core muscles to form a powerful connection from head to toe with every stroke - resulting in faster backstroke!
    • KICK: A swimmer’s kick is the motor behind their Backstroke! There are obviously proper and improper ways to kick which we will review at the camp. Just as important, however, is practicing the complexities of how and when swimmers need to “shift gears” in their legs to become stronger and faster racers.
    • PULL: Just like in freestyle, the pull in backstroke keeps a swimmer balanced and accelerating forward. Essentially the best swimmers are creating a paddle with every stroke. The clinicians will work with participants to establish an early vertical forearm “the catch”, enabling the swimmer to put immediate pressure back on the water. Properly completing the stroke keeps the swimmer moving forward efficiently and fast.

    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!

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