Fitter & Faster

Curriculum

SUGGESTED PARTICIPANTS: This clinic session is recommended for swimmers ages 10 and under.

Swimmers ages 11-12 can register for The Essentials Clinic
Swimmers ages 13 & older can register for The 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 Chloe during the clinic, please contact us

As a 10 & under swimmer, NOW is the time to develop a base of great technique, productive practice habits, and a love for the sport. At this event, two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton will begin to lay the foundations of developing a champion both in and out of the water. Start your swimmer on the right path with this fun and interactive event! 

STREAMLINES: The best swimmers in the world demonstrate discipline and determination on every single wall. They streamline past expectation, into the realm of greatness. The keys to a tight and faster streamline are in the technique and the heart of every competitor.

  • Arm Position: A streamline is more than just holding your hands together above your head. The best swimmers put their arms over their ears and squeeze their head to create the least amount of frontal drag. Learn how to position your arms for maximum speed! 
  • Core Engagement: Most young swimmers arch their backs in their streamline causing the lower back muscles to be working instead of the core. This also doesn't allow for a straight and tight path through the water. 
  • Body Line: The streamline is a full body exercise that activates muscles from your fingertips all the way to your toetips. You want to feel as long, tight, and straight as possible so that you can rocket through the water. 

BODY POSITION: There are ways to position your body so that you move through the water easier, faster, and more efficiently. It's called swimming downhill. Getting the sensation that you're almost falling forward through the water is an intentional practice that the best have mastered. Learn about proper body position to make everything you do in the water faster. 

  • Balance: Achieving balance in the water is difficult. For most people your lungs float, your legs sink, and you can't quite seem to stay straight as you drift around. The best swimmers in the world are able to press forward with their chest moving up their center of gravity and feel lateral balance that allows them to be still. Once you apply this to your swimming stroke, you'd be amazed at how easy it is to get to the other wall. 
  • Float: Your depth in the water greatly affects your speed. The goal is to be able to hydroplane across the surface like a spead boat instead of a submarine. Practice swimming over the water instead of through it. There's less resistance and more opportunity for speed!  Chloe has a nearly superhuman ability to float. She will teach you the keys to developing this beneficial skill. 
  • Length: Getting longer in the water allows you to have more distance per stroke and a stronger body line. Chloe isn't the tallest or strongest swimmer, but when she's in the water you can see how she reaches with her fingers and points her toes. Every inch counts so swim longer and swim faster!
FREESTYLE: We swim freestyle more than any other stroke in training. Instead of tuning out technique, Chloe Sutton will teach you how to think about the stroke differently for a more efficient stroke. 
  • Rotation: Think about throwing a ball. You don't just use your arm; you use your whole body and a slight rotation to get power! Swimming is the same! Utilize larger, stronger muscles for a more connected and faster freestyle. 
  • Kick: Embrace the six beat kick! This strong, steady kick just at the surface will become the engine that drives you forward and keeps your body connected and strong. The timing of the kick is important, so listen to Chloe's tricks to kicking with the right technique and at the right time.
  • Pull: Utilize an early vertical forearm to put pressure backwards on the water immediately upon entry to help propel you forward. Maximize your surface area to be able to grab more water for a faster freestyle!

OUT OF THE WATER: Training doesn't end when you dry off, in fact, it never ends. Once you're done with practice, you have to carry your positive habits into the rest of your day. When you see Chloe Sutton dry, you can still tell that she's an Olympian. Why? Because champions are champions ALL THE TIME! 

  • Nutrition: Remember that your body is your racecar when you're a swimmer. If you put high quality fuel into your body, it will perform better. Chloe Sutton is a distance swimmer who practices up to 13 miles a day! In order to survive that amount of distance, she has to put the right food into her body. 
  • Rest: Getting enough sleep is important to recovering from long practices and challenging school days. In order to grow up big and strong, you have to get plenty of sleep and allow your body to heal after tough days. 
  • Attitude: It's important to use goal setting, positive thinking, teamwork, respect, and more! Both in and out of the water, champions practice having the right attitude. Chloe's motivational talks will help you learn that positivity is a choice that you make every day. 
ASK QUESTIONS: Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Chloe questions during a Q&A session. Hear Chloe talk and gain insight into her training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.
 
WATCH THE CLINICIANS: Observe Chloe swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve powerful, efficient and fast stroke.
 
GET UP AND RACE: Race one of the best swimmers in the world and watch her near-flawless technique - achieved by practicing the same drills she will teach you.

Take a photo while wearing Chloe'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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