O'Fallon, IL

Past Clinic: High Performance Butterfly, Breaststroke, and Open Turns – O’Fallon, IL

Sat, Aug, 18 2018

McKendree Metro Rec Plex
205 Rec Plex Drive, O'Fallon, IL 62269

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Past Clinic

Event Detail

We are proud to be partnering with McKendree University Swimming and Diving to offer three sessions of clinics along with Olympic Gold medalist Claire Donahue and Paralympian Tucker Dupree.

Two sessions will focus on High Performance technique for breaststroke and butterfly. One session is for swimmers ages 11 & under. The other session is for swimmers 12 and over. A special third session will focus specifically on technique for faster open turns and underwater dolphin kicking!

Sign up for one session or save by signing up for two! Read more on the curriculum for each clinic below

Suggested Participants

SAVE! Take advantage of early bird pricing – Sign up before prices rise! Claire will lead three sessions designed for competitive swimmers of all ages and ability levels:

Session 1 – 11 & Under
Session 2 – ALL Ages (SOLD OUT)
Session 3 – 12 & Over


Session 1 & 3: Butterfly and Breaststroke

The short axis strokes are butterfly and breaststroke! These are very similar and challenging strokes to master due to the importance of high hips and an aggressive attack forward in each stroke. Claire and Tucker will work with swimmers on how to maintain the optimal body position a consistant rhythm so that your swimmer will improve their times in their butterfly and breaststroke races.

  • BUTTERFLY: Swimming a relaxed and fast butterfly is all in the technique and timing! Clarie Donahue will go over the proper body position, kick, arm pull, and breath as well as the timing of how it all fits together! Your swimmer will look and feel more smooth and fast after improving on these key areas of butterfly technique.
  • BREASTSTROKE: The most important components to a fast breaststroke are a powerful kick, a strong pull, shallow body position, and perfect timing! Each of these components has very specific technique to make it all work together. Once your swimmer learns the right way to swim breaststroke, you won't believe how fast they go!

(SOLD OUT) Session 2: Open Turns and Underwater Dolphin Kicking

Dolphin kicking underwater in a tight streamline is absolutely, undeniably, the fastest way to move through the water! Participants will learn from Olympic gold medalist Claire Donahue and Paralympian Tucker Dupree how to carry their momenum through the open turn and then build more speed in the underwater dolphin kick. Learn how to make the most of every turn at this high performance clinic!

  • OPEN TURNS: Think about the open turn differently! You don't turn around; you spin backwards! Spinning backwards enables you to carry momentum into the pushoff. Turning around is a process of stopping and going again. We're going to teach you how to cut a lot of time on this turn!
  • UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICKING: The fastest swimmers in the world dolphin kick off of their walls far and fast. Claire and Tucker will instruct your swimmer on how to engage their kick from their core, utilizing a chest press and hip drive to create a fluid undulating motion. Learn how to get more speed and power out of every kick!


Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Claire and Tucker questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into her training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.


Observe Claire and Tucker swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve powerful, efficient and fast swimming.


Practice what you've learned by swimming at top speed with one of the best swimmers in the world! Hold on to your form while having the opportunity to challenge yourself.

Take a photo while wearing Claire Donahue and Tucker Dupree's medals, get autographs, and a gift from TYR Sport!

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

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