Fitter & Faster

Curriculum

SUGGESTED PARTICIPANTS: This clinic session is recommended for swimmers ages 13 and over including adult swimmers. 

Swimmers ages 10 & under can register for The Race Ready Clinic
Swimmers ages 11 & 12 can register for The Essentails 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

Developing positive habits is an important part of becoming a champion. At this event, two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton will help you to lay the foundations of developing skills, both in and out of the water, that will help you to rise above the crowd. 

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 swimmers overextend their bodies which leads to an 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. Reduce your drag and improve your power by engaging your core
  • Dolphin Kicking: Watch Chloe and learn her techniques for maximizing her speed and power in her underwaters. Too many swimmers just kick from their knees. Learn to use your core and get power from a full body dolphin motion!

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 is a master at this skill!
  • Length: Getting longer in the water allows you to have more distance per stroke and a stronger body line. Chloe Sutton isn't the tallest 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!

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF PRACTICE: Think of yourself as a sponge. Each practice you have an opportunity to soak up as much benefit as possible. Every pracitce, every set, every lap is an opportinity to get better. Disciplined and focused swimmers swim faster!

  • Goal Setting: Goals aren't just for swim meets. It's important to set goals for practice too! Learn how to swim eace practice with intention to get more our of each set! 
  • Fueling for a Workout: 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. 
  • Attitude: The way that you think about practice directly affects the outcome of your practice and your meets. Training is so much more fun when you choose to haver a positive attitude. This IS something you can control. Chloe will teach you how to have mind control... over yourself!
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.
 
PUT YOUR SKILLS TO THE TEST: Swim fast with 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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