Fitter & Faster



SUGGESTED PARTICIPANTS: This clinic session is recommended for swimmers ages 11 and under.

If you are 11 & under and have at least one USA Swimming Motivational "A" Time Standard, you are welcome to register for the 12 & Over HIGH PERFORMANCE CLINIC.

COACHES: There are up to four spots available in the hands-on coaches program. If you are interested in meeting with and working alongside the elite clinician during the clinic, please contact us.

This is your chance to work with World-Class Athlete Courntey Bartholomew on the key components to a POWERFUL START, STREAMLINE AND UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICK! PLUS, there will be a special parents presentation with Anne Bartholomew on being a swim parent!

FLAT STARTS: Set the tone for a great race with a powerful, streamlined and fast start. There are countless intricacies to performing a great start and you only get better with practice; Courtney Bartholomew will share stories on how she found time to practice and improve her starts both in and out of the water and then she'll teach you some of her favorite strategies on how to execute this explosive and athletic movement.

  • HAND PLACEMENT: Know exactly where to place your hands so that you can pull with your arms on the start.
  • FOOT PLACEMENT: Everyone's foot placement might be a bit different but our clinicians will teach you how to figure out what is best for you to gain both stability on the block and explosive power when leaving the block. 
  • BODY LINE/ENTRY: How you enter the water is just as important as how explosive you are off the blocks. Experiment with how steep is too steep, how to get into one small entry hole and how to stay strong from fingertips to toes. Work on eliminating water resistance for the tightest possible entry and learn to squeeze the ears tightly and elongate the body for the most optimal position.

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! Courtney will reinforce to you why she NEVER take 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! Courtney 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.
  • STREAMLINE: Focus on pushing the streamline to make this the fastest part of your race!
GET UP AND RACE: Race one of the best swimmers in the world and watch her technique - achieved by practicing the same drills she will teach you.
WATCH THE CLINICIAN: Observe Courtney swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve powerful, efficient and fast freestyle.
ASK QUESTIONS: Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Courtney and Anne Bartholomew questions during a Q&A session.  Gain insight into Courtney's training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.

Take a photo while wearing clinicians' 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!

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