Past Clinic: High Performance Stroke Technique
Sat, Mar, 23 2019 - Sun, Mar, 24 2019
Inwood Athletic Club
3000 West Jefferson Street, Joliet, IL 60435
A description of what was covered at this past clinic is below the upcoming clinics.
Upcoming Swim Clinics and Camps
Within 250 miles of Joliet, IL.
Two-Day Swim Camp: High performance technique in all four 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. Sign up for one or SAVE by signing up for both sessions for your swimmer’s age group!
Your lead clinician for this camp is Elite Clinician and Olympic gold medalist Tyler Clary. He will be joined by National Champion Reed Malone and two-time Olympian Brett Fraser. Scroll down for more details on the curriculum.
SAVE: Sign up before prices rise or the sessions fill up!
Tyler will lead four sessions for competitive swimmers, two for each age group.
Session 1 & 2: 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 - Tyler 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.
Session 3 & 4: 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 Olympic gold medalist Tyler Clary.
- 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. Tyler 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. Tyler Clary 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 Tyler questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into his training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.
WATCH THE CLINICIAN
Observe Tyler 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 Tyler's medals, get autographs, and a gift from TYR Sport!