Clifton Park, NY
High Performance Stroke Technique
Sat, May, 18 2019 - Sun, May, 19 2019
Shenendehowa Aquatic Center
Shenendehowa Aquatic Center, Clifton Park, NY 12065
Two-Day Swim Camp – Sign up for one or SAVE by signing up for both days!
Learn technique to race faster in all 4 strokes! At this swim camp there will be four sessions, two for each age group. On Saturday participants will work on butterfly and breaststroke. Then on Sunday, participants will work on freestyle and backstroke.
Your clinician for this camp is Elite Clinician and Olympic medalist Kim Vandenberg. Scroll down for more details on the curriculum.
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Kim will lead 4 sessions, two for each age group. This camp is designed for swimmers with at least one year of competitive swimming experience and is not for swimmers younger than 8 years old without their coach’s recommendation.
Day 1 (Saturday): Butterfly and Breaststroke
Often called the short axis strokes, butterfly and breaststroke have many common attributes in their technique. Both can be challenging strokes to master due to the importance of rhythm and timing. Working on these two strokes together can deepen a swimmer's understanding of the technique required to swim with more efficiency and speed.
- Butterfly: Perfect the complexities of balancing power and fluid rhythm in one of the most dynamic athletic strokes. 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 - Kim will help your swimmer become committed to these same skills to create better habits every time they swim fly!
- Breaststroke: Your swimmer will begin with a strong understanding of the timing of the kick and pull and begin to utilize the same strategies world class breaststrokers use to minimize their footprint in the water. Participants will learn the skills of swimming in a horizontal plane, keeping the hips high throughout the entire cycle and utilizing a small but powerful kick while generating power forward with their recovery.
Day 2 (Sunday): Freestyle and Backstroke
Have you ever noticed how freestyle and backstroke utilize the same kick, body position, posture, rotation, and an early catch? There are many similarities between freestyle and backstroke and they can be challenging for swimmers to improve on because of the complexity of the technique! Your swimmer will learn drills and skills to be able to understand the WHY behind each movement as well as feel and apply techniques to build more power and race faster with Olympian Kim Vandenberg.
- Freestyle: Participants will reinforce holding a straight and solid body line so that they can cut through the water with less drag. Practice keeping a still and low head position (especially during the breath!) while driving a strong flutter kick. Kim will also teach participants how to get an early and powerful press backwards on the water in the arm pull to get more out of every stroke. From the 50 to the mile, your swimmer will learn skills that will allow them to drop time in every freestyle race.
- Backstroke: Engaging your core not only allows you to swim stronger, but it also allows you to hold the proper body position. Kim Vandenberg will help swimmers learn the importance of rotation and how to use it to their advantage for more power in each stroke. The arm pull in backstroke should press the water all the way through using the whole arm to achieve maximum propulsion. Backstrokers are often the fastest kickers on their teams, find out why and learn to have a stronger kick!!
Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Kim questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into her training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.
WATCH THE CLINICIAN
Observe Kim 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 your 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 Kim's medals, get autographs, and a gift from TYR Sport!