Fitter & Faster



SUGGESTED PARTICIPANTS: This clinic session is designed for swimmers ages 10 and under.

If you are age 11-12, you may register for the 11-12 swim clinic
If you are age 13 or older, you may register for the 13 & over swim 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 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. Tyler Clary will teach you drills to practice and improve your starts both in and out of the water.Also learn some of his favorite strategies on how to execute this explosive and athletic movement.

  • Use your arms: Know exactly where to place your hands so that you can pull with your arms on the start. Swimmers have strong arms - know how to maximize your power by using them!
  • Foot placement: Everyone's foot placement might be a bit different but Tyler will teach you how to figure out what is best for you to gain both stability on the block and explosive power when leaving the block. 
  • Streamlined entry: How you enter the water is just as important as how explosive you are off the blocks. The power that you create off the blocks is worthless if you don't know how to cary it 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. Work on eliminating water resistance for the tightest possible entry for a more powerful start.

UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICKING: Maximize on your momentum off of the start and every wall with powerful and well timed dolpin kicking. The technique to your dolphin kicks can make a huge difference and help you to breakout in front of the competition. Tyler will help you learn and understand how to achieve this incredible skill.

  • Body Position: The simplest way to maintain your speed is a TIGHT STREAMLINE from fingertips to toes! Tyler will reinforce to you why you NEVER take streamlining for granted. Every fast swimmer must look like a rocket when they push off the wall!
  • Core Driven: The dolphin kick is a full body movement that takes a lot of core strength. Too many swimmers kick from their knees down. Tyler will teach you how to unlock the power of a full body undulation to create incredible power in your underwater dolphin kicks
  • Kick Count and Frequency: Take advantage of every single kick for better training and racing! Learn to use the up AND down portion of the dolphin kick for better distance per kick and power. Smart racers know their kick count off the start and the walls. We will help you create a goal for how many kicks you should hold yourself accountable to now, and in the future, so that you can breakout ahead of the competition. 

FINISHES: Getting your hand on the wall fast can be the difference between achieving your goal and not! Tyler will teach you the key components to finishing strong so that you can touch the wall ahead of the competition!

  • Accelerate: Don't slow down AT ALL as you drive towards the finish. Increase your tempo and your kick as you get closer to the wall. Don't leave anything in the pool. 
  • Maximum extension: It is critical to get full extension as you reach your fingertips to the wall. Keep your head down and reach as far as you can with your full body to touch the wall with your fingertips.  

ASK QUESTIONS: Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Tyler questions during a Q&A session. Hear him talk and gain insight into his training regimen, diet and nutrition, as well as recovery methods.

WATCH THE CLINICIAN: Observe as Tyler swims at full speed and demonstrates a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve a powerful and efficient stroke. 
GET UP AND RACE: Race Tyler, 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!

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