Raleigh, NC

Past Clinic: Freestyle on FIRE- Cary, NC

Sun, Nov, 26 2017

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

A description of what was covered at this past clinic is below the upcoming clinics.

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Past Clinic

Learn from one of the fastest and most accomplished freestyle swimmers of ALL TIME! Three-time Olympian, ten-time Olympic gold medalist, and amazing instructor Gary Hall Jr. will be teaching you the strategies and techniques that will help you to dominate the whole range of freestyle events from sprint to distance. He will be joined by World Championships silver medalist Eugene Godsoe! 

Gary and Eugene will be leading two sessions for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. 

Sunday November 26th

Scroll down to read details on the curriculum.

Curriculum: Sprint vs. Distance Freestyle Technique

Freestyle is the stroke you swim the most, but do you know the differences in technique between racing short or long races? There are countless intricacies in freestyle racces. Attend this clinic with Olympic gold medalist Gary Hall Jr. and Elite FFT Clinician Eugene Godsoe and find the right technique for YOU as well as the changes you should make to your stroke depending on distance. 

  • Hip vs. Shoulder Driven Rotation: Your rotation is the driving force behind your power and tempo in freestyle, but there are a few different styles of rotation that can help you create that perfect balance between power and tempo to help you DROP TIME in all of your freestyle races! 

  • Arm Pull: Straight arm recovery? Bent arm? High elbow catch? Rounded catch? When you watch Gary Hall Jr. and other Olympians, you notice the differences between the fastest sprinters and the fastest distance swimmers. Their techniques have subtle intentional differences to have helped them to excel at that distance. Learn to maximize your pull no matter how many laps. 

  • Breathing Timing and Frequency: When you start and finish your breath is very important in maintaining a fast and efficient freestyle. Correcting breathing timing can be challenging, but it can make your breathing stroke so much more efficient that you will be allowed to breathe more! Learn the correct timing AND frequency that works best for you.  

  • Kicking Rhythm: Often times, you notice that distance swimmers don't maintain a 6-beat kick. Your legs burn A LOT of oxygen and energy, so maximizing your efficiency sometimes means changing your kicking rhythm to allow you to conserve energy. Learn to drive your legs when you need to, but also how to relax your legs and go for distance at this unique swim clinic. 

ASK QUESTIONS: Swimmers and parents are invited to ask the elite clinicians questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into their training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.

WATCH THE CLINICIAN: Observe the elite clinicians swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve powerful, efficient and fast swimming.

PUT YOUR SKILLS TO THE TEST: Practice what you've learned by taking your stroke to your top speed with two of the best swimmers in the world! Hold on to your form while having the opportunity to challenge yourself

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

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There are spots available in the hands-on coaches program. If you are interested in meeting and working alongside our elite clinician during the clinic, please click the register button for the coaches program.

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