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Enid, OK

High Performance Stroke Technique Camp

Sat, Sep, 25 2021 - Sun, Sep, 26 2021

The Denny Price Family YMCA
415 W Cherokee Ave #5598, Enid, OK 73701

Introduction

September 25-26, 2021: High Performance Stroke Technique Camp-Sign up for individual sessions or SAVE when you purchase a Bundle!

This is a two-day high-performance swim camp focused on racing faster in every stroke through analyzing techniques for all swimmers ages 10 & over. Session sizes are limited to no more than 24 participants to ensure the highest level of learning experience. This camp will be led by Olympic Gold Medalist Roland Schoeman and Elite Clinician Bayley Main! 

Saturday, September 25:
-Session 1: High Performance Butterfly Technique (Check in 8:45 AM, Clinic 9-11 AM)
-Session 2: High Performance Breaststroke Technique (Check in 12:30 PM, Clinic 12:45-2:45 PM)

Sunday, September 26:
-Session 1: High Performance Freestyle Technique (Check in 8:45 AM, Clinic 9-11 AM)
-Session 2: High Performance Backstroke Techniques (Check in 12:30 PM, Clinic 12:45-2:45 PM)

Scroll down for more details on the curriculum!

Suggested Participants

This camp is 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 10 years old are not invited without submitting their times or swimming history to Fitter and Faster.

Curriculum

Saturday, September 25 (Session 1): HIGH PERFORMANCE BUTTERFLY

Participants will work with Roland and Bayley to improve on the nuances of balancing power and fluid rhythm in one of the most dynamic athletic movements. Elite butterfliers maintain forward momentum by setting an immediate high catch with a perfectly timed kick. They are committed to a breathing pattern, perfecting their distance per stroke, and maintaining a horizontal body position. Swimmers will work to make these habits their own!

  • BODY POSITION: Elite butterfliers focus on driving their momentum forward with minimal drag by keeping their heads low and hips high. Participants will work with Roland and Bayley on establishing and maintaining a proper butterfly body position.
  • KICK: Each butterfly stroke has two equally strong and well-timed kicks. Attendees will work on how and when to kick in fly for maximum speed.
  • PULL: Long and smooth strokes will allow swimmers to have a more efficient butterfly. Roland Schoeman and Bayley Main will help participants get an early catch on the water for more power in each stroke.
  • BREATH: A common mistake swimmers run into is mistiming their breath. Swimmers will work on low and efficient breaths as well as WHEN to breathe so that they can swim more efficiently on the breath stroke.

Saturday, September 25 (Session 2): HIGH PERFORMANCE BREASTSTROKE TECHNIQUE

More than any other stroke, breaststroke is the most varied. Out of the eight finalists at the Olympic Games you might see eight different styles of strokes! A swimmer's timing and ability to eliminate resistance are both hallmarks of an efficient and powerful breaststroker. Participants have the foundation, now they will work with our clinicians on how to utilize core and hip drive to create a fluid and more forward driving stroke.

  • BODY POSITION: The best swimmers in the world learn at a young age about the importance of being patient with their stroke and trusting their "glide position". Many swimmers rush their stroke, create "drag" and exhaust themselves. The clinicians will work with participants to maintain a better body position for a more efficient breaststroke.
  • KICK: The kick is about 80% of the power in breaststroke. Roland Schoeman and Bayley Main will work with participants to polish up their kick resulting in the ultimate propulsion forward!
  • PULL: Participants in this session will learn drills to encourage them to keep their hands and elbows high on the water throughout the entire pull, thereby minimizing resistance and maintaining speed.
  • TIMING: A fast breaststroke is all about the rhythm! The proper timing will make your stroke fast, smooth and less taxing on the body. Learn how elite swimmers times their breaststroke for ultimate efficiency.

Sunday, September 26 (Session 1): HIGH PERFORMANCE FREESTYLE

Creating and cultivating good habits will not only make swimmers faster but will also reduce the risk for injuries in the long term. Roland Schoeman and Bayley Main will be in the water and on deck leading participants through a progression of freestyle drills. These skills will allow them to deepen their understanding of each part of the stroke and help create good habits for fast and efficient freestyle technique.

  • BODYLINE: Swimmer’s freestyle will never be fast without a strong bodyline. Participants will reinforce good posture and engage their core to have a strong foundation for a faster freestyle.
  • ROTATION: Participants will learn to utilize their rotation to form more connection and power out of every pull and kick.
  • KICK: A fast kick is the motor behind a swimmer's stroke! Participants will polish up their kicking to become stronger and faster through learning about both the technique and timing of each kick.
  • PULL: The best swimmers in the world utilize an early vertical forearm to put immediate pressure back on the water. Roland and Bayley will work with swimmers on how to get the maximum extension and a powerful finish to the stroke!
  • BREATH: Timing is everything! Roland will work with the participants on how to make each breath more efficient for faster freestyle racing no matter what distance.

Sunday, September 26: HIGH PERFORMANCE BACKSTROKE TECHNIQUE

Begin to master the subtle skills that will help swimmers compete at a higher Backstroke level. Participants will practice using their core to create rotation as well as a stable and balanced stroke, build a powerful pull with a strategic use of stroke rate, and use their kick as a dominant propulsive force.

  • BODY POSITION: Participants will work with Roland to feel and understand how to maintain a neutral spine and head position for less drag and better full body connection in backstroke.
  • ROTATION: The fastest backstrokers in the world use a powerful rotation to create more power and increase their tempo. Discover how to finesse when to rotate and how to use it for maximum speed and power.
  • KICK: If a swimmer is kicking from their knees it is less efficient than kicking from the hip. The clinicians will help swimmers maintain maximum propulsion with the proper kicking technique.
  • PULL: It is very important for swimmers to bend their elbow very early in the pull so that they can get an early catch for an immediate and powerful press back into the water. Participants will work on timing their catch for the greatest amount of pull possible.

ASK QUESTIONS

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

WATCH THE CLINICIANS

Observe the clinician 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

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

Take a photo with clinicians, get autographs, and ALL PARTICIPANTS receive a FREE Fitter and Faster swim cap for the camp.

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