Explosive Performance & Video Filming and Analysis Swim Camp

Gunderson High School
622 Gaundabert Ln, San Jose, CA 95136

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Introduction

Fitter & Faster is producing a 2-day swim camp in San Jose, CA on January 14 & 15, 2023. On Saturday, after of the first day of the swim camp, we will also be producing a Video Filming & Analysis session! 

EXPLOSIVE PERFORMANCE - January 14 & 15, 2023
     DAY 1 (Saturday): Starts, Underwaters & Breakouts
     DAY 2 (Sunday): Flip Turns, Open Turns & Finishes

ELITE VIDEO FILMING & ANALYSIS! – January 14, 2023
After day 1 of the swim camp on Saturday, have your swimmer’s stroke professionally filmed simultaneously at strategic angles below and above water! Then, have your stroke analyzed with voice over and graphics on the underwater footage by Olympic Coach: Todd Schmitz.

 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 of learning experience!
    -> SAVE when you purchase the “Full Camp Bundle” for your swimmers practice 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

Starts Camp
Explosive Performance: Starts, Turns, Underwaters, Breakouts and Finishes - JANUARY 14 & 15, 2023
Elite Video Filming & Analysis
Elite Video Filming & Analysis - JANUARY 14, 2023
Curriculum
Session TimesSession Times & Groups
Starts Camp

Explosive Performance: Starts, Turns, Underwaters, Breakouts and Finishes - JANUARY 14 & 15, 2023

The momentum generated from an explosive start and turns are the FASTEST that elite swimmers are moving in a race! The more efficient, powerful and hydrodynamic your swimmer is, directly impacts their speed and distance they travel in the water before taking their first stroke! This swim camp will be led by Olympian Josh Prenot & Elite Clinician Tiffany Sudarma!

  • Day 1: EXPLOSIVE STARTS, UNDERWATERS & BREAKOUTS (Jan 14): The better a swimmer’s technique is off the starting block, the more speed they will carry into the water. Day 1 of this swim camp will help your swimmer improve their start, underwater dolphin kicking and breakouts! This sequence is not only the fastest part of every race, but it is also the part of the race in which elite swimmers cover the most ground with the most efficiency.
  • Block Starts: To ensure an explosive start, a swimmer needs to set themselves up properly on the block. The elite clinicians will work with participants on the optimal positioning of your swimmer’s entire body to allow for a quick reaction time and optimal speed.
  • Streamline: The streamline - if done properly - will be the fastest a swimmer travels while in the water. Proper streamlines are even faster than underwater dolphin kicking. Even the most elite swimmers in the world are constantly working on improving their streamline. Your swimmer will get tips to improve their streamline and a better appreciation of what they need to do on every single wall in practice and in races.
  • Initiating Underwater Dolphin Kicking: Elite swimmers want to maximize their streamline on every single lap. So, they don’t want to start their underwater dolphin kicking while they’re still achieving maximum speed in their streamline. They also don’t want to start the underwater dolphin kicking after their streamline has begun to slow. Your swimmer is going to learn how to time when to begin their underwater dolphin kicking.
  • Powerful Underwater Dolphin Kicking: There are a few different techniques that swimmers use when underwater dolphin kicking. The common theme of these techniques is that the best swimmers kick up and down with equal power. We will show your swimmer the different techniques that elite swimmers use and teach them how to implement.
  • Number of Underwater Dolphin Kicks: Figuring out the optimal number of kicks off each wall, for each race, is essential to fast swimming. Elite swimmers want to spend only the absolute necessary amount of time underwater to establish speed with each length. They want to avoid losing their breath and taking weak kicks.
  • Breakouts: Many swimmers add movement within their breakout that creates drag and destroys all of the speed created during their underwaters. Participants will work on timing their breakouts to explode into each lap.
  • Day 2: FASTER FLIP TURNS, OPEN TURNS & FINISHES (Jan 15): Quick, powerful turns and finishes are crucial to fast times and winning close races. The top age group and elite swimmers aren't using walls just for turning around - they are used to generate speed and momentum going into the next lap. Elite swimmers are constantly working their turns and looking for areas to improve them. Today, we're going to work with your swimmer on taking this crucial part of every race (and practice) to the next level!
  • Momentum: At the elite level of swimming, walls aren’t just used for turning around - they are used to generate speed and momentum going into the next lap. Outside of the elite ranks, most swimmers stop or slow down while going into the wall, which kills their momentum! We will work with participants on the intricacies of approaching every wall at top speed and seamlessly initiating their “turn”.
  • Flip Turns: Flip turns are an opportunity for your swimmers to increase momentum in the middle of a race! Flip turns in which the athletes slow down or have “mechanical” movements negatively impact the speed at which a swimmer comes off the wall. We will work with your swimmer to produce fast flip turns so that they can explode off the walls at maximum speed.
  • Open Turns: Elite butterflyers and breaststrokers utilize speed from their last lap to create momentum and even more speed at the beginning of the next lap. Their open turns are actually not “turns”, but more like high-speed pivots. Participants in this session will work on these techniques to have much faster open turns!
  • Streamline, Underwater Dolphin, Breakout Progression: At this session participants will continue to work on the progression covered on Day 1.
  • Finishes: Setting yourself up for a fast finish is very similar to setting yourself up for a strong turn in any race. Races are won and lost by hundredths-of-a-second at every swim meet. Many races come down to the last few strokes. At this camp, your swimmer will learn techniques to set themselves up for a well-timed finish when they are still about 10 yards from the wall.
Elite Video Filming & Analysis

Elite Video Filming & Analysis - JANUARY 14, 2023

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.

  • Olympic Coach, Todd Schmitz: Your video will be 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.
  • ANALYSIS: Olympic coach Todd Schmitz will use a video analysis application to record his comments on your swimming. He will use slow motion, pause the video at specific points, and draw on the swimmer's video all while talking to explain where each swimmer can improve their technique. Each stroke will have approximately 5 to 7 minutes of expert commentary on your underwater footage 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.
  • FILMING: Our camera operator will have each swimmer swim two 25s at a strong pace of each stroke purchased (1 stroke or all 4 strokes). The filming of each stroke should take about 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. The cameras used in this shoot are the same ones used in the filming of Fitter and Faster's Swim Videos on Demand!
  • WARMING UP: Swimmers will have an opportunity to warm up before filming. This is strongly recommended to get an accurate recording of each swimmer.
  • ARRIVING AT THE POOL: When you arrive at the pool, you will be greeted by Fitter and Faster staff who will provide you instructions on the filming process.
  • SIGN UP: Select to have one stroke filmed. Or, SAVE by choosing to have two, or all four strokes filmed. The "multi-stroke options" can not be split between more than one swimmer.
  • ORDER NUMBER: You will receive an e-mail a 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.
  • TIMELINE: All videos will be analyzed and returned within 21 days of the clinic. The analyzed videos along with the original video will be sent via email for you to keep!

EXPLOSIVE PERFORMANCE SESSION START TIMES:

  • Ages 9 to 12: Check in 8 AM. Camp: 8:15-10:45 AM
  • Ages 13 & over: Check in 11:30 AM. Camp: 11:45-2:45 PM
ELITE VIDEO FILMING & ANALYSIS:
  • January 14: 3  PM - 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 3 - 7 pm
    • 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 9 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 9 and would like for your child to be considered for the younger sessions of this camp, please complete this questionnaire.

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!

Lead Clinicians

Evgenii strives to help the next generation of swimmers by getting them excited about the sport and teaching them that having fun is a huge aspect to swimming fast! He brings a wealth of knowledge and energy to every camp that he leads!

Josh swam for the Bears at University of California, Berkeley where he was a multiple Pac 12 and NCAA champion in the 200 Breaststroke and 400IM. He then went on to not only compete in the 2016 Olympic Games, but earn a Silver medal in the 200m Breaststroke and remains the American Record Holder in that event.

Tiffany Sudarma has lived a pretty swim-centric life, from competing on the Indonesian national team, to graduating from SMU, to gracing the pages of PEOPLE Magazine following her marriage to Josh Prenot.

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