Breaststroke Racing & Video Filming and Analysis Camp

McHenry Highschool Upper Campus
4724 W. Crystal Lake Rd, McHenry, IL 60050

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Introduction

Fitter & Faster is producing a 2-day swim camp in McHenry, IL on March 18 & 19, 2023. On Saturday, after the first day of the swim camp, we will also be producing a Video Filming & Analysis session!

COMPREHENSIVE BREASTSTROKE RACING CAMP - March 18 & 19, 2023
    DAY 1 (Saturday): Breaststroke Technique
    DAY 2 (Sunday): Breaststroke Racing & Training Skills

ELITE VIDEO FILMING & ANALYSIS! – March 18, 2023
You can get the same video analysis as the Pros! Competitive age group swimmers and adults will have their strokes professionally filmed at strategic angles below the surface!  Plus, have your video analyzed with voice over and graphics on the actual video by an Elite Swim Coach!

Click the “Curriculum Menu” below for more details on the Swim Camp and the Video Analysis session!
    -> Availability in the swim camp is limited to 24 participants to ensure the highest level learning experience!
    -> SAVE when you purchase the “Full Camp Bundle” for your swimmers age group!
    -> There’s an informative video at the bottom of the “Video Analysis” tab that provides an overview of what you can expect at the special Video Analysis session!

Select a curriculum below

Breaststroke Comprehensive Racing Camp
COMPREHENSIVE BREASTSTROKE RACING CAMP - March 18 & 19, 2023
Elite Video Filming & Analysis
ELITE VIDEO FILMING AND ANALYSIS - March 18, 2023
Curriculum
Session TimesSession Times & Groups
Breaststroke Comprehensive Racing Camp

COMPREHENSIVE BREASTSTROKE RACING CAMP - March 18 & 19, 2023

At the highest level of swimming, breaststroke has the most varied technique. Out of the eight finalists at the Olympic Games, you might see eight different styles of breaststroke! A swimmer's timing and ability to eliminate resistance are hallmarks of an efficient and powerful breaststroker. No matter your swimmer’s level, this 2-day camp will strengthen their technique, racing and training skills that will lead to faster and more efficient breaststroke races… and faster IM’s! This swim camp will be led by elite clinician: Norbert Szabo

  • DAY 1: BREASTSTROKE TECHNIQUE (March 18): We want your swimmer to establish a well-timed breaststroke. Today we will practice various drills and skills that will enable your swimmer to have flowing hips, a powerful kick and a long, flowing stroke. Swimmers ages 10 to 12 will work on the essentials of fast breaststroke. Swimmers ages 13 & over will work on high performance breaststroke technique.
  • Bodyline: A breaststroke 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. Elite 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: The kick creates a lot of the power in breaststroke. Swimmers need to keep their knees high in the water and snap their feet quickly around and back to create a powerful kick. Our clinicians will work with participants to strengthen their kick for the ultimate propulsion forward!
  • Pull: The name of the game in breaststroke is to create as much propulsion as possible in the pull while minimizing resistance… and then quickly getting back into a straight bodyline to establish a high speed glide. 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: Fast, 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 elite swimmers time their breaststroke for ultimate efficiency and the fastest races.
  • DAY 2: BREASTSTROKE RACING TRAINING AND SKILLS (March 19): On the first day of this camp swimmers worked on techniques to implement an efficient breaststroke. On Day 2 we will work on applying speed to their breaststroke! Our objective is to get your swimmer to maintain their technique with distance per stroke, tempo, and flowing speed.
  • Tempo: Tempo in breaststroke is the rate at which a swimmer can get back into the proper bodyline to establish a high-speed glide. When swimming breaststroke races, many athletes tend to take too many strokes without ever getting into the proper bodyline. At this camp we will explore different tempos that are sustainable for any distance and allow for the proper glide between strokes.
  • Distance Per Stroke: One way to increase efficiency is to take fewer strokes. Counting the number of strokes a swimmer takes per lap, while improving technique to decrease that number, will enable them to be more efficient and even conserve energy. At this session, participants will discover how changing speeds might change their stroke-count, but should not change the effectiveness of each stroke.
  • Pacing: A breaststroker’s pace is going to change during a race and from distance to distance. When swimming breaststroke, your swimmer can learn to measure their pace using tempo and distance per stroke. At this session we will practice race strategy pacing for all breaststroke events.
  • Breaststroke Pullouts: The breaststroke pullout is an important and unique part of every breaststroke race. We will work with participants on minimizing resistance in their pull-outs and establishing maximum speed. The pullout can be used strategically, depending on the distance of the race, to cover more ground before breaking out.
  • Training Breaststroke: At the end of this session your swimmer will do a short and fast swim set to practice everything they have learned over the past two days.
Elite Video Filming & Analysis

ELITE VIDEO FILMING AND ANALYSIS - March 18, 2023

Since so much of the stroke happens below water – it is incredibly important to see what’s going on below the surface! 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!

  • SIGN UP: Select to have one stroke filmed. Or, SAVE by choosing to have two, or all four strokes filmed. The "multi-stroke options" are for individual swimmers and cannot be split.
  • 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.
  • ARRIVING AT THE POOL: When you arrive at the pool, you will be greeted by Fitter & Faster staff who will provide you instructions on the filming process.
  • WARMING 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!

EXPLOSIVE PERFORMANCE SESSION START TIMES:

  • Ages 10 to 12: Check in 8:30 AM. Camp: 8:45-11:15 AM
  • Ages 13 & over: Check in 12 PM. Camp: 12:15-3:15 PM
ELITE VIDEO FILMING & ANALYSIS:
  • March 18: 3:30 - 7 PM
    • 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.
    • 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 the 9am and 1pm
    • 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 and 13 & older. 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.

Lead Clinicians

Norbert Szabo represented Hungary in the 2016 Rio Olympics, has qualified for Division I NCCA's in the states, and has quite the charming personality to boot. He has learned all the tricks of the trade under the tutelage of some of the world's most renowned coaches, and he's ready to share his secrets. Sign up for a clinic with Norbert today!

Fitter and Faster clinicians are Olympians and National Team members who have achieved at the highest level of the sport of swimming... and who have the unique skill to teach what they know from a technical perspective to swimmers of all ages and abilities.

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