La Plata, MD

Past Clinic: High Performance Freestyle and Backstroke

Wed, Jul, 11 2018

Hawthorne Country Club
8760 Hawthorne Road, La Plata, MD 20646

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Past Clinic

Event Detail

In preparation for the Summer League Championship season, you swimmer will learn techniques to race faster in their freestyle and backstroke races at this high performance swim clinic. National Champion Austin Surhoff will be in the water teaching drills and providing feedback that will help them improve!

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Austin Surhoff will teach at 2 sessions designed for swimmers of all ages and abilities:


Freestyle and Backstroke

Freestyle and backstroke can be challenging for swimmers of all ages and abilities to master due to the complexity of the technique required! Your swimmer will learn new drills and skills to be able to understand, feel, and apply technique to race faster in both free and back from National Champion Austin Surhoff!

  • Freestyle: Participants will learn how to hold a straight and solid body line so that they can cut through the water with less drag. Practice keeping a still and low head position (especially during the breath!) while driving a strong flutter kick. Austin will also teach participants how to get an early and powerful press backwards on the water in the arm pull to get more out of every stroke. From the 50 to the mile, your swimmer will learn skills that will allow them to drop time in every freestyle race.
  • Backstroke: Engaging your core not only allows you to swim stronger, but it also allows you to hold the proper body line. National Champion Austin Surhoff will help swimmers learn the importance of rotation and how to use it to their advantage for more power in each stroke. The arm pull in backstroke should press the water all the way through using the whole arm to achieve maximum propulsion. Backstrokers are often the fastest kickers on their teams, find out why and learn to have a stronger kick!!


HAVE RITA'S ICE CREAM courtesy of the Hawthorne Country Club!


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


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


Get your heartrate up with one of the best swimmers in the world and watch his near-flawless technique - achieved by practicing the same drills he will teach you.

Take a photo while wearing Austin's medals, get autographs, and receive a special gift from our sponsors!

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