Focus on the Details: Starts and Turns
Sat, Mar, 24 2018 - Sun, Mar, 25 2018
Prince George Community College
301 Largo Road, Largo, MD 20774
The most missed opportunities to drop time and win races are in the START and TURNS! At this unique FFT swim clinic, swimmers will have the opportunity to work on these key areas of racing fast with National Champion Laura Sogar.
Laura will lead two sessions designed for competitive swimmers of all ages and ability levels. You may sign up for one or both of the sessions.
Gain an advantage as soon as the buzzer goes off at this high performance swim clinic with National Champion Laura Sogar. She will help participants understand the essential components to a fast front start and backstroke start.
- FRONT STARTS: The way you position yourself on the block is key to being able to explode forward. Laura will help participants get into a stance that will achieve maximum power as they launch forward. Learn which muscles need to contract and where to aim as you dive forward. The final step is your streamline! Enter the water through a single hole with body tight and you won't believe the improvements that you see!
- BACKSTROKE STARTS: Just like the front start, the way you set up in your "take your mark" position is key to being able to get up and over the water and into a single hole. Throw your head and arms behind you while getting your hips up! Remember your streamline here too! It is key to being able to send your momentum forward as you begin to dolphin kick.
The most missed opportunity to drop time is in the TURNS! Learn how to blast in and out of the wall faster than ever with National Champion Laura Sogar. She will be in the water teaching participants to be more efficient and explosive at every wall.
- Flip Turn: Did you know that the faster you accelerate into the wall, the faster you will leave it? Learn to use your momentum in the most efficient way by tucking into a tight ball and landing in the perfect pushoff position. Laura will teach participants drills and exercises to not only improve on this skill right away, but to be able to continue to practice and improve in the future.
- Open Turn: Most age group swimmers don't execute the open turn correctly. Think of it more as a backwards spin instead of turning around. Tuck in a ball, drive your knees into your chest, and keep your arms in close. By working on being small and quick with each movement, all participants will turn faster and drop time!
Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Laura questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into her training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.
WATCH THE CLINICIAN
Observe Laura 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
Swimmers will get to practice what they've learned by taking their stroke to your top speed with one of the best swimmers in the world! They'll work on holding onto their form while challenging themselves
Take a photo while wearing Laura's medals, get autographs, and a gift from TYR Sport!