Past Clinic: Elite Video Filming and Analysis
Sun, Jan, 20 2019
Westside High School
14201 Briar Forest Drive, Houston, TX 77077
A description of what was covered at this past clinic is below the upcoming clinics.
Upcoming Swim Clinics and Camps
Within 250 miles of Houston, TX.
Get the same video analysis as the Pros!
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Have your swimmer’s stroke professionally filmed SIMULTANEOUSLY at strategic angles below and above water! THEN, have your video analyzed with voice over and graphics on the actual video by Olympic Coach Todd Schmitz. Schmitz has coached six swimmers to Olympic teams – including Olympic superstar Missy Franklin from the time she was 9-years old through the 2012 and 2016 Olympics.
Registrants can have one, two, or ALL FOUR strokes analyzed! Each participant will also receive one free month of Swim Videos on Demand! Scroll down for more details.
Not within driving distance of Houston, TX? Click here to schedule a similar video filming and analysis session for your community.
SAVE – Sign up before prices rise or we sell out!
Swimmers of all ages and abilities are welcome to sign up to have their stroke professionally filmed and analyzed.
IMPROVE YOUR STROKE - AND GET FASTER!
Do you want to know why swimmers times began dropping so drastically in the early 2000s and continuing through today? The answer is video analysis! Since so much of the stroke happens below water – it is incredibly important to see what’s going on below the surface! Swimmers in recent years have been able to analyze their stroke with coaches to make technical changes that make them more efficient. This is your opportunity to get beautiful footage of your stroke and get analysis from one of the top coaches in the world... and review at home with your coach.
FILMING DAY - JANUARY 20TH
The team of professional videographers who shot the videos for Fitter and Faster's Swim Videos On Demand are coming to Houston to capture a video below and above water of your swimmer. Then, that video will be passed to Olympic coach Todd Schmitz. He will analyze and provide detailed information for you. Here's how the process will work:
- Sign up: Select to have one stroke filmed. Or, SAVE by choosing to have two, or all four strokes filmed. Select either the AM filming session (between 9:00 AM -1:00 PM) or the PM filming session (between 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM). The "multi-stroke options" can not be split between more than one swimmer.
- Order Number: Please retain the order number that is sent in your confirmation email after registration. An email will be sent to all participants on Friday December 28th, listing the time everyone who has registered needs to arrive for warmup and filming. These lists will only identify the swimmers by "order number" and their initials.
- Arriving at the Pool: When you arrive at the pool, you will be greeted by Fitter and Faster staff who will instruct you on exactly how the filming will work.
- Warm Up: Swimmers will have an opportunity to warm up before filming. This is strongly recommended to get an accurate recording of each swimmer.
- Filming: Our camera operator will have each swimmer swim two 25s at a strong pace of each stroke purchased (1, 2, or 4). The filming of each stroke should take a little less than three minutes. The video will capture a side angle and a front angle simultaneously below and above water to get an accurate view of your swimmer's technique.
- HIGH QUALITY FOOTAGE: The cameras used in this shoot are the same ones used in the filming of Fitter and Faster's Swim Videos on Demand!
The video captured at the filming day will then be sent to Olympic coach and age group coach of Missy Franklin Todd Schmitz to be analyzed.
- Analysis: Todd Schmitz will use a video analysis application to record his thoughts on each video. Swimmers can expect him to use slow motion, pause the video at specific points, and draw on their video all while talking to explain where each swimmer can improve their technique. Each stroke will have 5 to 7 minutes of expert commentary that you can review with your coaches at home!
- Drill Recommendations: Todd will make recommendations for drills to correct the technique of each swimmer. He will assign specific drill videos in Swim Videos on Demand that he suggests the swimmer practice to improve. Each participant is getting a free month of Swim Videos on Demand to use to make their necessary stroke corrections.
- Timeline: Videos will be analyzed in the order in which people sign up! The first people to sign up will be the first to get their analysis back! All videos will be completely and thoroughly analyzed and sent back to the participants via email within 21 days of filming.
- Example: See the example video below to see the quality of the video and an example of the analysis.
I focused on just a couple of the things that Todd had pointed out (most importantly, my head position and my crappy streamline). My 50's were a good 2-3 seconds faster with minimal effort, and even more of a difference for the longer sets! Three people on my team asked me what was going on with me and why I was swimming so much faster. Super duper exciting!!
This was SO awesome to see videos and hear some commentary on what I can do to clean things up. I felt like such a VIP!
-Andie from Arlington, VA