Fitter & Faster

Curriculum

SPACE IS LIMITED

SUGGESTED PARTICIPANTS: This clinic session is recommended for swimmers ages 13 & Over

If you are 12 & Under you are welcome to register for the Race Ready Clinic

COACHES: There are up to four spots available in the hands-on coaches program. If you are interested in meeting with and working alongside Tyler Clary during the clinic, please contact us.

STARTS: Set the tone for a great race with a powerful, streamlined and fast start. There are countless intricacies to performing a great start and you only get better with practice; Christine Magnuson and Klete Keller will share stories on how they found time to practice and improve their starts both in and out of the water and then they'll teach you some of their favorite strategies on how to execute this explosive and athletic movement.

  • HAND PLACEMENT: Know exactly where to place your hands so that you can pull with your arms on the start. Swimmers have strong arms; USE THEM

  • FOOT PLACEMENT: Everyone's foot placement might be a bit different, but our clinicians will teach you how to figure out what is best for you to gain both stability on the block and explosive power. Even though you may not have a wedge platform to practice off of regularly, our clinicians will instruct you on how to confidently adjust the wedge and teach you where to place it for your individual strengths. Soon the wedge will be standard equipment at all championship level meets - put yourself in a position to know how to use it to your advantage!

  • BODY LINE/ENTRY: How you enter the water is just as important as how explosive you are off the blocks - all the power you created can be for naught if you don't carry that speed forward. Experiment with how steep is too steep, how to get into one small entry hole and how to stay strong from fingertips to toes. Use your arms legs and core in a confident and comfortable position for a more powerful start.

STREAMLINE: Utilize the power of your streamline to slice through the water without resistance! Christine Magnuson and Kelte Keller will teach you the tricks that they use to keep their body tight and strong in their streamline position. 

  • Body Position: The simplest way to maintain your speed is a TIGHT STREAMLINE! Our world-class athletes will reinforce to you why they NEVER take streamlining for granted. Every fast swimmer must look like a rocket when they push off the wall! 

  • Reduce Drag: Work on eliminating water resistance for the tightest possible entry. Learn to squeeze the ears tightly and elongate the body for the most optimal position for ultimate acceleration in your streamline. 

UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICKING: 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! Let our Olympian clinicians teach you how to make the most of your streamline and underwater kicking, as well as teach you drills on how to improve upon those skills.

  • Core Driven: Not a single great dolphin kicker kicks from their knees down! Our clinician will instruct you on how to engage your kick from the core, utilizing your chest press and hip drive to create a fluid undulating motion.

  • Kick Count and Frequency: It's hard to know how many kicks are most effective for maximizing your speed off of the start and walls. Our clinicians will help you figure out the right size, frequency, and count for you! 

BREAKOUTS: Carrying the speed from your start into the first stroke cycle is crucial for maintaining momentum. Learn the key components of a breakout that make you more confident during a race! 

  • TIMING: Learn to time your breakout so you can take advantage of the momentum from your amazing start!

  • HEAD POSITION: Don’t breathe on your first stroke! Break the water with your head down- maintaining body position and carrying the speed through the water. 

ASK QUESTIONS: Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Tyler questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into his training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.

WATCH THE CLINICIAN: Observe Tyler Clary swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve powerful, efficient and fast swimming.

GET UP AND RACE: Race one of the best swimmers in the world and watch his near-flawless technique - achieved by practicing the same drills he will teach you.

Take a photo while wearing Tyler's medals, get autographs, and pick up a full color Fitter & Faster Tour 2016-2017 Yearbook and a special welcome bag that contains gifts from our sponsors!


 

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