High Performance Speed & Power Camp
Sat, Jun, 05 2021 - Sun, Jun, 06 2021
Paul Stock Aquatic and Recreation Center
1402 Heart Mountain St, Cody, WY 82414
JUNE 5-6, 2021
High Performance Speed & Power Camp – Swimmers will focus on developing power in their stroke technique and how to get ready for every practice and race with a dynamic warm up on Saturday. Then on Sunday, they will learn how to increase speed in any race even when they’re tired, dryland training, and important muscle recovery strategies.
This camp will be led by Coach Atiba Wade!
Session sizes are limited to no more than 24 participants to ensure the highest level learning experience!
Scroll down for more details on the curriculum!
Session Times (Both Days):
11 & Under: Check in 12:00 PM, Clinic 12:15 PM-2:45 PM
12 & Over: Check in 3:15 PM, Clinic 3:30 PM-6:30 PM
We ask that all participants bring paddles, fins, and a t-shirt to swim in to the camp.
These camps are designed for swimmers with a minimum of one-year of competitive swimming experience all the way up to AAAA times and faster. Swimmers younger than 9 years old are not invited without submitting their times or swimming history to Fitter and Faster.
DAY 1 (SATURDAY): DEVELOPING POWER AND DYNAMIC WARM UP
Developing power is one way for your swimmer to continue to get better in the water! While strength training helps swimmers get stronger, working on power exercises in the water helps to strengthen swimming specific movements. Developing power will help your swimmer be more efficient and stronger in the water!
- IMPROVING POWER IN STROKE TECHNIQUE: Swimmers are taught drag is bad! However, ADDING resistance as a training tool causes swimmers to alter their technique and highlight any deficiencies. Removing that resistance then allows swimmers to feel those differences in technique and build power in their stroke technique. Atiba will take the swimmers through some resistance training techniques during this camp!
- RESISTANCE TRAINING: Resistance not only helps expose places to strengthen technique but also is a huge way to build power. Hand paddles, rubber tubing with a belt, even swimming with a T-shirt and shoes in the water can help add resistance and develop power!
- DYNAMIC WARM UP: Get ready for every practice and competition with a short dynamic warm up routine! Atiba will take participants through a combination of light cardio exercises and dynamic stretches. This is an excellent way to get the blood flowing to the muscles and loosen joints to prepare for training and racing. Being properly warmed up will also help prevent injuries.
DAY 2 (SUNDAY): SPEED, DRYLAND, AND RECOVERY
Swimmers can greatly change their race strategy by adjusting just two aspects of their stroke - distance per stroke and tempo. For example, it might be faster for one swimmer taking long slow strokes, while another swimmer may be better suited for more strokes at a higher rate. Coach Atiba Wade will also review some dryland exercises designed especially for developing strength and power in swimmers as well as techniques for recovery from dryland and swimming workouts.
- DISTANCE PER STROKE: One way to increase efficiency is to take fewer strokes. Counting the number of strokes and improving technique to decrease that number will save energy. On the other side, it may be faster to take more strokes per length, especially in shorter events.
- TEMPO: A swimmers tempo is how fast or slow they complete each stroke. Changing tempo based on event distance and fatigue level will help swimmers swim as fast as possible.
- DRYLAND FOR SWIMMING: Dryland training is designed to build strength, increase flexibility and to become a more well-rounded and agile athlete. Swimmers will learn age appropriate, simple body weight exercises that will strengthen their core and major muscle groups to complement the training done in the pool.
- MAINTAINING TECHNIQUE THROUGH FATIGUE: When swimmers get tired, it’s the easy choice to revert to sloppy technique in order to make the interval and finish the set. Choosing to focus on technique through fatigue is the difficult decision, but more beneficial in the long run. Participants will learn from Atiba how to handle fatigue in practice and races.
- RECOVERY: While training is important for swimming faster and gaining strength, recovery is just as essential to continue training at a high level. While you can buy expensive products to help you recover, Atiba will walk through some of the most important things to get your body ready for the next session.
Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Atiba questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into his training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.
Learn the same drills that Atiba teaches his swimmers to achieve fast and efficient techniques. Then get the chance to practice and get feedback from an elite coach!
PUT YOUR SKILLS TO THE TEST
Swimmers will get to practice what they've learned by taking their stroke to your top speed with one of the best swimmers and coaches in the world! They'll work on holding onto their form while challenging themselves.
Take a photo with the clinicians, get autographs, and ALL PARTICIPANTS receive a FREE Fitter and Faster Swim cap AND a Fitter and Faster Collector’s Bag Tag for each day they are at the camp. Collect all 37 and trade with your friends!