Vallejo, CA

Past Clinic: Faster Breaststroke and Open Turns

Sat, Sep, 16 2017 - Sun, Sep, 17 2017

John F Cunningham Aquatic Complex
801 Heartwood Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94591

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Past Clinic

Breaststroke is a highly technical stroke that requires a lot of strength, flexibility, and patience. 2016 Olympian Molly Hannis and Academic All-Big Ten and OSU Scholar Athlete Andrew Appleby have mastered the intricacies of breaststroke. Learn drills, exercises, and strategies from this Olympic swimmer to help you find YOUR best breaststroke technique!

Molly and Andrew will lead three sessions designed for competitive swimmers of all ages and ability levels:

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These three sessions are designed for swimmers of all ages and abilitites to improve their knowledge of better breaststroke technique and the variations within breaststroke so that you can find YOUR best stroke. Molly Hannis and andrew Appleby will also teach participants how to carry your momentum through the turn and to blast through your underwater pullouts so that you can breakout ahead of the competition!

  • BREASTSTROKE: Breaststroke is the most challenging stroke to master. The techique in breaststroke requires an efficient pull, a powerful kick, proper timing, and an aggressive attack forward each stroke. Molly  will help each participant understand what perfect form feels like and she will also teach them drills and exercises to practice these skills. 

  • OPEN TURNSThe open turn is often done incorrectly. Extra movements are added in that slow swimmers down. Keep it simple by spinning backwards and keeping your elbows in close. If you listen closely to 200 breaststroke Olympian Molly Hannis, she will show you how she is one of the fastest swimmers in the country through the turn. 

  • BREASTSTROKE PULLOUTS: Start out with a strong pushoff in the tightest streamline possible. You do a single powerful dolphin kick and then a strong pull down. Hold your body tight and narrow for a moment before shooting your hands forward and breaking out into your first stroke. Impecable timing is the key to mastering a fast pullout!

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

WATCH THE CLINICIAN: Observe Molly Hannis and Andrew Appleby 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: Practice what you've learned by taking your stroke to your top speed with two of the best swimmers in the world! Hold on to your form while having the opportunity to challenge yourself

Take a photo while wearing Molly and Andrew's medals, get autographs, and a gift from TYR Sport!

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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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