Murrieta, CA

Past Clinic: Faster Freestyle and Backstroke Racing

Sat, Aug, 04 2018

Murrieta Mesa High School
24801 Monroe Avenue, Murrieta, CA 92562

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Past Clinic

Event Detail

Your swimmer will learn techniques to race FASTER in their freestyle and backstroke races at this high performance swim clinic. Olympic gold medalist Nick Thoman will go over the most important aspects of what your swimmer NEEDS to know in these two technically challenging strokes.

Suggested Participants

Any swimmer wanting to improve their technique and race faster simply cannot miss this clinic! Olympic gold medalist Nick Thoman will be in the water working with each participant at two sessions.


Freestyle and Backstroke

Is your swimmer's technique in freestyle and backstroke as fast as it could be?! Olympic Gold Medalist Nick Thoman has the knowledge of technique for faster swimming as well as the ability to teach it in a way that can help swimmers of all ages and abilities understand, apply, and improve! Nick will be in the water with all of the participants to help them learn faster freestyle and backstroke technique.

  • Freestyle: You swim freestyle more than any other stroke. Learn how to swim it effectively, efficiently, and fast! The most important aspect to a fast freestyle is establishing a straight and solid body line with a strong core so that your swimmer can rocket through the water with less drag. Nick will also teach participants how to use an effective kick, powerful pull, strong rotation, and finally, he will will teach participants to connect it all together! You won't believe the improvements you see throughout this clinic!
  • Backstroke: Engaging your core not only allows you to swim stronger, but it also allows you to hold the proper body line. Nick will help swimmers learn the importance of rotation and how to use it to your advantage for more power in each stroke. Your arm pull in backstroke should press the water to your feet using your whole arm as a paddle. Backstrokers are often the fastest kickers on their teams, find out why!


Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Nick any and all questions during a Q&A session. This is many swimmer's favorite part of the clinic! Gain insight into his training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.


Observe Nick swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve powerful, efficient and fast swimming.


Get your heart rate up and take your newly learned skills to top speed with one of the fastest swimmers in the world! Put your technique to the test of fatigue while you focus on holding on to your form while going ALL OUT!

Take a photo while wearing Nick's medals, get autographs, and receive a special gift from our sponsors!

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