Erlanger, KY

Past Clinic: High Performance Starts and Turns

Sat, Dec, 15 2018

Silverlake The Family Place
301 Kenton Lands Road, Erlanger, KY 41018

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Past Clinic

Event Detail

Did you know that the start and turns are the fastest a swimmer is ever moving in a race?

This high performance swim clinic will focus on creating speed and maintaining momentum during these key points in a race!

Leading this camp will be Olympic medalist Lacey Nymeyer! Your swimmer has so much they can learn from Lacey. Scroll down to read more about the curriculum and sign up today! 

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Lacey Nymeyer will be in the water leading 2 sessions for competitive swimmers.



Races are often won and lost because of the quality of starts and turns of the competitors. Many people don't realize this, but the start and push-off from the wall after a turn SHOULD BE the fastest a swimmer will go while in the water. Even elite level, swimmers often add in extra movements on their starts and turns that slow them down and even cause them to lose races that they could have won. At these sessions, Lacey Nymeyer will work with each participant to maintain their momentum at these key points in a race and build more speed through their underwater dolphin kicking.

  • STARTS OFF OF THE BLOCKS: How you set up on the block including proper hand and foot placement can allow your swimmer to launch themselves forward with a lot of explosive power. Laccey will work with each swimmer to find their best position on the block as well as how to jump forward efficiently into a tight streamline and enter through a small hole.
  • FLIP TURNS: Your swimmer will learn how to carry their momentum through the turn to get in and out of every wall faster. Swimmers will practice accelerating into the wall with long strokes and then using their core and arms to get through the turn. They'll practice planting their feet on the wall for a powerful pushoff in the perfect streamline. Lacey will give the swimmers drills and exercises to help them master this athletic skill now as well as in the future!
  • UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICKING: The not-so-secret weapon of elite level swimmers is their underwater dolphin kick. Lacey is known as one of the best underwater dolphin kickers in the world and he specializes in teaching swimmers how to unlock their potential in this important skill.


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


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


Swimmers will get to practice what they've learned by taking their stroke to top speed with one of the best swimmers in the world! They'll work on holding onto their form while challenging themselves.

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

Inquisitive, Educated Swimmers are Faster Swimmers! Sign up today!

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