Essentials of Sprinting For Ages 11 to 14

Warrenton Area Recreation Facility (WARF)
800 Waterloo Rd, Warrenton, VA 20186

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Introduction

Fitter & Faster is returning to the Warrenton Area Recreation Facility on March 9 & 10 to produce a 2-day Essentials of Sprinting Swim Camp for swimmers who are between the ages of 11 and 14 years old. Please click here for the swim camp page for ages 7 to 10!

ESSENTIALS OF SPRINTING SWIM CAMP (AGES 11 to 14)
DAY 1 (Saturday, March 9): Establishing Speed
DAY 2 (Sunday, March 10): Racing Skills

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-> Availability in each session is limited to 24 participants to ensure the best learning experience.
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SESSION START TIMES FOR BOTH DAYS:  Check in 1:15 PM, Camp 1:30-4:30 PM

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 11 to 14. 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 11, Click Here! 

Curriculum

ESSENTIALS OF SPRINTING - March 9 & 10

Swimming fast requires good technique, efficiency, power, and a hard working athlete. Participants in this swim camp will advance their skills that apply to fast swimming in every stroke. Now is the time for swimmers to establish and cultivate habits to swim their shorter races as fast as possible with good technique that will position them for success as they mature.

    Day 1 (Saturday, March 9): ESTABLISHING SPEED

    At this session your swimmer will practice the essential components to high performance sprinting.

    • BODY POSITION: A competitive swimmer’s body position is the key to fast swimming. Most swimmers are NOT hydrodynamic in the water - and that has a big effect on how fast they “allow” themselves to swim - especially as they get older. Let’s find the right body position for your swimmer.
    • STROKE LENGTH: Lengthening their stroke will enable your swimmer to “catch” and hold onto more water to propel them as they swim. Whereas a short stroke is inefficient and not sustainable for very long. The clinicians will work with participants on this important skill for fast swimming.
    • TEMPO: When sprinting short races young swimmers often tend to take too many strokes (“spin their wheels”) and not “hold onto the water”. At this camp we will find the appropriate tempo to maximize their own personal speed.

    Day 2 (Sunday, March 10): RACING SKILLS

    On Day 2, your swimmer will apply the skills that we practiced on the first day of this camp to important segments of every sprint race, including the moment your swimmer pushes off the wall; breakouts; finishes and all out sprinting!

    • BREAKOUTS: Many swimmers add movement within their breakout that creates drag and destroys all of the power created during their underwaters. Participants will work on timing their breakouts to accelerate to explode into each lap.
    • SPRINTING: On Day 1 your swimmer worked on body position, tempo and length of stroke. Today we are going to apply those skills to swimming “all out” on top of the water with efficiency and power.
    • WALLS!: Approaching the wall at top speed in preparation for the fastest turn is vital. Swimmers will work on techniques to get in and out of every wall faster!
    • FINISHES: Dropping time and even winning or moving up a few spots in the results can all come down to the last stroke! A well-timed finish at full speed, with full-arm extension and head down can make a difference of up to a full second in a race! Your swimmer is going to learn how to take advantage of the finish to drop time!
    • SPRINTING APPLICATION: Swimmers at this session will work on applying their newly developed skills during racing scenarios. As with all the other segments of this camp, the clinicians will provide feedback for your swimmer to take home and apply at upcoming practices and meets.

    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

    Throughout the camp, swimmers will practice what they've learned with some of the world's most elite Swimmer Clinicians and coaches!

    Take a photo, get autographs, and chat with your clinicians!

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    • 20days
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    Lead Clinician

    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.