Fitter & Faster

Curriculum

SPACE IS LIMITED

SUGGESTED PARTICIPANTS: This clinic session is recommended for swimmers ages 9-11.

If you are 12 & over, 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 event is designed as an exciting partnership between PVS and Fitter and Faster! I will be a fun and interactive experience for swimmers ages 9-11 to improve their technique and swim faster. Tyler Clary AND Tom Luchsinger will teach each swimmer the same skills and drills that they did to help them become the worlds best!! 

STARTS: The start is so important to swimming a fast race. Both flat and back dives are highly technical. 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. Tyler and Tom will share stories on how he found time to practice and improve his starts both in and out of the water and then he'll teach you some of their favorite strategies on how to execute this explosive and athletic movement.

  • Hand Placement: Know exactly where to place your hands so that you can be ready to explode off the block and pull with your arms on the start.
  • Foot Placement: Everyone's foot placement might be a bit different but Tyler Clary 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 and Entry: How you enter the water is just as important as how explosive you are off the blocks! All the power you created can be for naught if you don't carry that speed forward. 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. Learn to squeeze the ears tightly and elongate the body for the most optimal position for ultimate acceleration off the start. Learn to set your arms, legs and core in a confident and comfortable position for a more powerful start.

FREESTYLE: We swim freestyle more than any other stroke in training, instead of tuning out on technique, use Tyler Clary and Tom to inspire you to make each stroke you take count. Begin by setting up a great bodyline, learning drills to establish high elbows in both your powerful catch and your relaxed recovery and commit to a six beat kick. We know that the breath can slow even some of the most accomplished freestylers down, learn to perfect not only your timing but also how to take a low and quicker breath.

  • Body Position: Instead of relying on your kick to keep your hips high, learn skills and drills elite swimmers rely on to keep a horizontal body position throughout a race. (HINT: it all comes from your core!)
  • Pull: Utilize an early vertical forearm to put pressure backwards on the water immediately upon entry to help propel you forward. Maximize the surface area of your pull and learn to have long and efficient strokes. 
  • Breathing: Maintaining a low and quick breath directly impacts your ability to hold a great bodyline, maintain tempo and sustain speed. Listen carefully as we share the secrets of how to sneak in your breath so that you accelerate through the breath stroke instead of slowing down. 

BACKSTROKE: Identify with Tyler Clary and Tm Luchsinger the key factors to build a balanced and propulsive backstroke. It will require a strong core, a small and steady kick, and a pull pattern where pressure is put immediately backwards on the water. Our clinician has a ton of unique drills to help every swimmer improve. 

  • Body Position: Learn why it is so important to ride high on the water with the hips and feet in line with the spine. Engage your core to swim like a speed boat across the surface with less resistance.
  • Pull: Accelerating your hand into the entry and getting into a clean catch position will help you set up a pull that will propel you forward. Finish strong and accelerate into your recovery for a smooth and powerful stroke. 
  • Tempo: Hand speed on the entry and the exit...the pros NEVER let their hands stop in backstroke, should you? Learn how to "tempo up" for a racing backstroke that can't be beat! 
ASK QUESTIONS: Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Tyler and Tom questions during a Q&A session. Hear them talk and gain insight into their training regimen, diet and nutrition, as well as recovery methods.

WATCH THE CLINICIAN: Observe Tyler and Tom swim at full speed and demonstrates a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve a powerful and efficient stroke. 

GET UP AND RACE: Race some of the best swimmers in the world, and watch their near-flawless technique — achieved by practicing the same drills they will teach you.

Take a photo while wearing Tyler's medals, get autographs, and pick up a full-color Fitter & Faster Tour 2017-2018 Yearbook and a special welcome bag that contains gifts from our sponsors!


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