Raleigh, NC

Past Clinic: High Performance Clinic: Rock the Blocks

Sun, Apr, 15 2018

William H. Sonner Aquatic Facility
1013 Jones Franklin Road, Raleigh, NC 27606

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Past Clinic

Event Detail

The coaches of the local teams felt ten-time Olympic medalist Gary Hall, Jr did such a good job leading the last clinic in November, they have asked him to return for this clinic in April.

Suggested Participants

Gary will be leading two sessions for swimmers of all ages and abilities. He will teach participants to blast off the blocks, into their underwater dolphin kick, and breakout ahead of the competition. Your swimmer will leave this clinic with the skills for a faster start.


Starts, Underwater Dolphin Kicking, and Breakouts

Give your swimmer the opportunity to have an advantage every time they step up onto the blocks at this swim clinic designed to help competitive swimmers improve upon the key details that are essential to a fast start, underwater dolphin kick, and breakout. Ten-time Olympic medalist Gary Hall Jr. will teach all participants the drills that they need to practice to master these skills.

  • STARTS: Get off the blocks faster and with more speed and power by learning the techniques of Olympic gold medalist Gary Hall Jr.! Your swimmer will learn to set up on the blocks in a position that will allow them to explode forward. Make sure to be fuly engaged in the air as you throw your hands forward into a tight streamline. Your swimmer will learn drills and exercises that will help make them faster at this clinic!
  • UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICKING: The fastest swimmers in the world dolphin kick off of their walls and breakout ahead of the competition. It's not as hard as you think. Gary will help swimmers improve their technqiue as well as commit to a number of kicks off of every wall so that they can imporve their underwaters now as well as in the future.
  • BREAKOUTS: Learn how to cary momentum from the underwater dolphin kicks into the breakout by timing the first stroke and staying streamlined. Your swimmer will practice keeping their head down and it'll make a big difference in their breakout!


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


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


Swimmers will get to practice what they've learned by taking their stroke to your top speed with one of the best swimmers in the world! They'll work on holding onto their form while challenging themselves.

Take a photo while wearing Gary's medals, get autographs, and a gift from TYR Sport!

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