Rocky River, OH

Past Clinic: Faster Backstroke, Underwater Dolphin Kicking, Breakouts, and Racing Strategy

Sun, Nov, 26 2017

Rocky River High School
20951 Detroit Avenue, Rocky River, OH 44116

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Past Clinic

Improve your technique and drop time at this high performance clinic in Cleveland, OH taught by American Record Holder Courtney Bartholomew and FFT Elite Clinician and OSU swimmer Andrew Appleby! Participants at this event will learn the technique that will help them improve their backstroke, underwater dolphin kicking, breakouts, and racing strategy.

Courtney and Andrew will teach at 2 sessions designed for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Sign up for the approriate session today:

Space is limited! Sign up before the sessions sell out!

Backstroke, Underwater Dolphin Kicking, Breakouts, and Race Strategy

Two of the fastest backstrokers in the world are coming to Cleveland to help participants improve their technique and drop time! Andrew and Courtney are two of FFT's BEST teachers and role models. Listen and learn from them and you won't believe how fast you'll go! 

  • BACKSTROKE: Begin by establishing a strong body line. Next, you'll add a consistant kick and a rotation. Finally you'll add in an arm pull. When you put each piece of a fast backstroke together, they should all connect into one strong, fluid, and FAST stroke! Learn drills and exercises from two of the fastest backstrokers in the world so that you can improve your techqniue now and in the future! 

  • 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 clinicians teach you how to make the most of your streamline and underwater kicking, as well as teach you drills on how to continue to practice so that you can improve upon those skills.

  • BREAKOUTS: Carrying the speed from your turn or start and 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! 

  • Racing Strategy: Plan out your race from start to finish and understand the importance of your distance per stroke, stroke count, breakout distance, tempo, and MORE! Everybody has different strengths and weaknesses. Use your strengths to your advantage by utilizing a personalized racing strategy so that you can drop time! 

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

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

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

Take a photo while wearing clinician'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! 


There are spots available in the hands-on coaches program. If you are interested in meeting and working alongside our elite clinician during the clinic, please click the register button for the coaches program.

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