Past Clinic: Fast Freestyle & Backstroke Swim Camp

Carmel High School Natatorium
520 E Main St, Carmel, IN 46032

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Past Clinic

Introduction

Fitter & Faster is returning to the Carmel High School Natatorium to produce a 2-day swim camp for Carmel Swim Club on May 18 & 19, 2024! Leading this swim camp is Elite Clinician & Olympian Josh Watson!

FAST FREESTYLE & BACKSTROKE SWIM CAMP
DAY 1 (Saturday, May 18): Freestyle Day
DAY 2 (Sunday, May 19): Backstroke Day

Scroll down for details on the curriculum!
-> Availability in each session is limited to 24 participants to ensure the highest learning experience.
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SESSION START TIMES FOR BOTH DAYS:
Ages 9 to 12: Check in 8:45 AM, Camp 9-11:30 AM
Ages 12 & over: Check in 12:15 PM, Camp 12:30-3:30 PM

ADDITIONAL SWIM CAMPS NEAR CARMEL, IN:

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 12 & 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.

Curriculum

FREESTYLE & BACKSTROKE TECHNIQUE - May 18 & 19

Freestyle and backstroke utilize the same body position, posture, rotation, and an early “catch” to move down the pool with efficiency and speed. They are called the “long axis” strokes because swimmers rotate their hips and torso around their spine. Over two days, your swimmer, no matter their level, will improve their freestyle and backstroke technique, racing and training skills!

  • DAY 1 (Saturday, May 18): FREESTYLE DAY!
  • DAY 2 (Sunday, May 19): BACKSTROKE DAY!
  • Bodyline: On each day of this camp, participants will learn and practice proper posture and engagement of their core for better technique in freestyle and backstroke. Participants will learn how even the slightest adjustment of the chin, neck, and/or back can make a huge difference in creating more hydrodynamic and efficient strokes - for faster swimming!
  • Rotation: Freestyle and backstroke are fastest and most efficient when a swimmer’s body is “rotating” around their spine with each stroke. This part of swimming both strokes has a big effect on maintaining a proper bodyline. Participants will practice activating their core muscles to form a powerful connection from head to toe with every stroke they take! On Day 1 we will work on rotation skills for Freestyle and on Day 2 rotation skills for backstroke.
  • Kicking: While similar, the kick is different in freestyle and backstroke. In both strokes the kick is the motor behind their races! There are obviously proper and improper ways to kick which we will review on each day of this camp. Just as important, however, is practicing the complexities of how and when swimmers need to “shift gears” in their legs to become stronger and faster racers.
  • Pull: The pull in both freestyle and backstroke keeps a swimmer balanced and accelerating forward. Essentially the best swimmers are creating a paddle with every stroke. On each day of this camp, your clinicians will work with participants to establish an early vertical forearm “the catch”, enabling your swimmer to put immediate pressure back on the water. Properly completing the freestyle and backstroke arm-pull keeps the swimmer moving forward efficiently and fast.

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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