Past Clinic: High Performance Freestyle, Flip Turns, and Breakouts
Sat, Jul, 07 2018
Urbana Indoor Aquatic Center
102 East Michigan Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801
Upcoming Swim Clinics and Camps
A description of what was covered at this past clinic is below the upcoming clinics.
New Trier Township High School NorthfieldInfo
Blairwood Tennis, Swim & Fitness ClubInfo
Summit Middle SchoolInfo
Could your swimmer drop time in their freestyle races? YES! At this high performance swim clinic your swimmer will learn essential components to swimming a fast and efficient freestyle, how to get through every flip turn with more momentum, and how to breakout with speed and power. Learn with one of the best clinicians on the tour: Tucker Dupree!
Your swimmers, no matter their ability level will get lots of feedback and leave the clinic better prepared to train more effectively and race faster!
We specifically selected visually impaired Paralympic medalist Tucker Dupree to work with participants so that they can get a deeper appreciation for what the strokes FEEL like when swum at a high level. Tucker will lead two sessions designed for competitive swimmers of all ages and ability levels:
Freestyle, Flip Turns, and Breakouts
Swim freestyle faster and blast through the turns to breakout ahead of the competition at this swim clinic designed to help competitive swimmers improve upon the key details that are essential to swimming fast and improving your times. Tucker will teach all participants the drills that they need to practice to master these skills.
- FREESTYLE: Learn how to hold a straight and solid body line so that you can rocket through the water with less drag. Keep your head still and low in the water while driving your kick. Tucker Dupree will also teach participants how to get an early and powerful press backwards on the water with your pull. You swim freestyle more than any other stroke. Learn how to swim it effectively, efficiently, and fast!
- FLIP TURNS: Learn to carry your momentum through the turn to get ahead of the competition every wall. Use your core and your arms to get through the turn and then plant your feet on the wall for a powerful pushoff in the perfect streamline. Tucker is a Paralympian due to his discipline and focus when executing a proper flip turn. Practice drills and exercises to help you master this athletic skill.
- BREAKOUTS: Learn how to carry 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 Tucker questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into his training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.
WATCH THE CLINICIAN
Observe Tucker 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 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 Tucker's medals, get autographs, and a gift from TYR Sport!