Georgetown, IN

Faster IMs & Turns for Swimmers Ages 12 & Over

Sat, Apr, 22 2023 - Mon, Apr, 24 2023

Highland Hills Middle School
3492 Edwardsville Galena Rd, Georgetown, IN 47122


Fitter & Faster is returning to New Albany, IN on April 22 & 23, 2023 to produce a two-day swim camp! This camp webpage is for swimmers ages 12 & over! Click here for the camp webpage for swimmers ages 9 to 11!

DAY 1 (Saturday): Racing Faster IMs!
DAY 2 (Sunday): Fast Flip Turns, Open Turns, Crossover Turns & Finishes!

Scroll down for more details on the curriculum! 
 -> Availability in each session is limited to 24 participants to ensure the best learning experience!
 -> SAVE when you purchase the “Full Camp Bundle” for your swimmer!

SESSION START TIME (for both days): Check in 12:15 PM, Camp 12:30-3:30 PM

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 12 & over. If you are looking for the swim camp for ages 9 to 11, CLICK HERE!


FASTER IM's & TURNS SWIM CAMP - April 22 & 23

Fast IM racing is all in the details. Over two days, swimmers will focus on each component of racing fast in the IM! Participants will work to develop a deeper understanding of high-performance concepts that are incredibly important to racing at a higher level. On Day 1, Swimmers will work on strategies, pacing and how to race against their competition in IM events. On Day 2, Participants will work on IM transitions including back to breast turns, flip turns and open turns.

    DAY 1: Racing Faster IMs (April 22)

    Go out hard or go out strong? Which IM leg should be pushed harder? Our Elite Clinicians will help participants understand different types of pacing and strategies for IM events to race smarter AND faster!

    • IM STRATEGY: Every IM swimmer has a different strategy that they have developed over years of practice and racing. At this session, our Elite Clinicians will work with swimmers to develop a deeper understanding of utilizing their own unique strengths and weaknesses to build a customized race plan that will help them swim faster!
    • STROKE PACING: There are many ways for a swimmer to adjust their strokes to maximize efficiency or speed. Lengthening distance per stroke at key times in an IM can help conserve energy. Swimmers can also prioritize tempo in their stroke to try to accelerate or finish strong! Elite athletes know themselves and how they need to adjust their strokes. Participants will learn how to seamlessly change these elements within their strokes to maximize the effectiveness of their strategy.
    • IM RACING: Many swimmers have different strategies while racing, especially when in the IM’s! Swimmers will need to adjust their racing strategy based on how they stack up among their competitors during the race. Swimmers will work with their elite clinicians on balancing energy expenditure while competing against others to find the ideal combination for IM races!
    • STRATEGY REINFORCEMENT & PRACTICE: Swimmers will work with our clinicians on finessing different IM racing learned during the session. They will then practice during a swim set developed by our clinicians and the Fitter and Faster coaching team to help swimmers maintain their strategy and technique through fatigue!

    DAY 2: Flip Turns, Open Turns, Crossover Turns & Finishes (April 23)

    The turns throughout an IM are essential! On day 2, participants will work with our elite clinicians on different IM transitions and turns to maximize momentum into and out of every wall!

    • FLIP TURNS: Flip turns are an opportunity for your swimmers to increase momentum in the middle of a race! Flip turns in which the athletes slow down or have “mechanical” movements negatively impact the speed at which a swimmer comes off the wall. We will work with your swimmer to produce fast flip turns so that they can explode off the walls at maximum speed.
    • OPEN TURNS: Swimmers will work on transitioning all of their speed and momentum from the butterfly leg into their backstroke leg through a snappy, tight open turn. If swimmers go through the motions of an open turn or have bad technique, they can lose valuable time in a race!
    • CROSSOVER TURNS: The back-to-breast transition has a couple of ways that swimmers can approach it. Our elite clinicians will work with participants to finesse their IM transitions and explore different types of transition turns to have the tools to go from the backstroke to the breaststroke leg the fastest way possible!
    • FINISHES: Setting yourself up for a fast finish is very similar to setting yourself up for a strong turn in any race. Races are won and lost by hundredths-of-a-second at every swim meet. Many races come down to the last few strokes. At this camp, your swimmer will learn techniques to set themselves up for a well-timed finish when they are still about 10 yards from the wall.


    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.


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


    Swimmers will get to practice what they've learned by taking their stroke to your top speed with some of the best swimmers and coaches in the world! They'll work on holding onto their form while challenging themselves.

    Take a photo, get autographs, and chat with your clinicians!

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