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St. Johns, MI

Past Clinic: GET RACE READY! Fast Turns, Underwater Dolphin Kicking and Breakouts

Sun, Feb, 12 2017

St. Johns, MI

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Past Clinic

This clinic is specifically designed for swimmers ages 12 & under to be a fun and interactive learning experience! This is your chance to work with Olympian Peter Vanderkaay on the key components to a POWERFUL UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICK, FAST TURNS and BREAKOUT!

FLIP TURN: Numerous coaches talk to their athletes about the walls being "Free Speed"! At the turn, you get the opportunity to recreate momentum off of each wall; learn how to take advantage of that opportunity.

OPEN TURN: Numerous coaches talk to their athletes about the walls being "Free Speed"! At the turn, you get the opportunity to recreate momentum off of each wall; learn how to take advantage of that opportunity.

  • APPROACH: Know how to anticipate the turn by understanding how and when to adjust your stroke so you touch at the end of a full stroke cycle rather than too short or long.
  • ROTATION: Getting from fingertips to feet touching the wall is simply half of a backwards somersault! Learn how to create that rotation using your head, core and knee drive.
  • PUSH OFF: No need to spin on the wall in an effort to leave on your stomach. Watch and learn as Olympian Peter Vanderkaay teaches you to leave on your side, and rotate onto your stomach after your feet leave the wall - it's faster..we promise!

UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICKING: Did you know that most swimmers under the age of 12 do not streamline properly or use a powerful dolphin kick? Did you know that this is the fastest part of your race?? Get an edge over your competition by using this SECRET WEAPON!

  • BODY POSITION: The simplest way to maintain your speed is a TIGHT STREAMLINE! Olympian Peter Vanderkaay will reinforce to you why he NEVER takes streamlining for granted. Every fast swimmer must look like a rocket when they push off the wall!
  • CORE DRIVEN: Not a single great dolphin kicker kicks from their knees down! Our clinician will instruct you on how to engage your kick from the core, utilizing your chest press and hip drive to create a fluid undulating motion.
  • BREAKOUT: Carrying the speed from your turn 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!
WATCH THE CLINICIAN: Before you swim, observe Peter Vanderkaay swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills that you will be learning.

GET UP AND RACE: Race one of the best swimmers in the world and watch his technique - achieved by practicing the same drills he will teach you.

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



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!

 

 

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