Annapolis, MD

Past Clinic: Championship Meet Preparation

Sat, Feb, 08 2020 - Sun, Feb, 09 2020

Lejeune Hall - United States Naval Academy
52 King George St., Annapolis, MD 21402

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

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Past Clinic

Event Detail

Private Camp for Naval Academy Aquatic Club ONLY!

Championship Preparation: Starts & Turns Camp 

Prepare to race FASTER at your championship meet! This camp will focus on developing explosive starts, powerful underwaters, accelerating through the turn, and strategies for elevated racing in any event heading into the championship season.

This clinic will be led by Elite Clinicians Brett Hawke, Kim Vandenberg, and Marina Spadoni!  Austin Surhoff will also lead the Sunday sessions. These clinicians are exceptional teachers with talent for explaining and demonstrating the technique required for fast racing.  Scroll down for more details on the curriculum!

Clinic Sessions:
Saturday, February 8
Senior Swimmers AM: Check-in 10:15 AM. Event: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
Senior Swimmers PM: Check-in 1:45 PM. Event: 2:00 PM-4:30 PM
*Senior swimmers may register for either Saturday session

Sunday, February 8
Junior Swimmers: Check-in 6:30 AM. Event: 6:45 AM-9:15 AM
Age Group Swimmers: Check-in 9:45 AM. Event: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Suggested Participants

This camp is designed for swimmers with at least one year of competitive experience and is not recommended for swimmers younger than 8 years old without a coach’s approval.



The start is your swimmer’s opportunity to cover as much ground as possible in a very short period of time with great efficiency and momentum heading into a tight streamline streamline. There are countless intricacies to performing a start, and it will only improve with practice. Your Elite Clinicians have spent countless hours practicing starts and underwater dolphin kicking and will show your swimmer how to be explosive and efficient with each movement. Swimmers will also work on accelerating in and out of walls utilizing key components of great turns, through the breakout. Each session will be skill and age specific.

  • STARTS: Your swimmer’s proper hand and foot placement on the block can allow them to drive forward with a lot of explosive power. The clinicians will work with your swimmer to find the best position on the block as well as how to launch their body forward efficiently into a tight streamline and enter the water through a small hole.
  • UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICKING: The fastest swimmers know how to weaponize their dolphin kicking. It is absolutely, undeniably, the fastest way to move through the water! Whether you dolphin kick on your stomach, side, or back, understanding the importance of streamlined, underwater speed is vital for every swimmer!
  • BREAKOUTS: Many swimmers add movements in their breakout that create drag and destroy all of the momentum created during their underwater dolphin kicks. Your swimmer will work on staying streamlined and keeping their head down on the first stoke to accelerate into the first few strokes.
  • TURNS: Focusing on having faster turns is an easy way to drop time and win close races. Elite swimmers maintain their momentum through a quick turn and have a powerful push off every wall. Your Elite Clinicians will lead participants through a series of drills to have compact, fast turns in any race. It’s easy for swimmers to have lazy turns when they are tired, but by learning the correct technique and practicing daily, your swimmer can gain speed on each turn.


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


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


Swimmers will get to practice what they've learned by taking their stroke to 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 with your clinicians, get autographs, and ALL PARTICIPANTS receive a FREE Fitter and Faster Collector’s Bag Tag for each day they are at the camp. Collect all 37 and trade with your friends!

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

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