Saint Paul, MN

Past Clinic: HIGH PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUE FOR FASTER RACING

Sat, Sep, 09 2017 - Sun, Sep, 10 2017

West St. Paul YMCA
150 Thompson Avenue East, Saint Paul, MN 55118

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Past Clinic

Improve your technique by swimming with Olympic gold medalist Nick Thoman, Olmypian Kierra Smith, and National Champion Giles Smith! Talk to them, swim with them, and learn from them. Nick and Giles will teach participants the drills and exercises that they do everyday. Don't miss out on this special swim clinic designed to inspire and educate swimmers to swim faster and dream bigger! Nick and Giles will be leading three sessions designed for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Sign up for the approriate session today:
  • *Ages 13 & Over: SOLD OUT Elite Kicking Technique, Fast Underwater Dolphin Kicking, and IM Transitions Sunday September 10 Check-in: 9:00 AM Event: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
***These sessions have SOLD OUT.  Enter the waitlist for this clinic by clicking register. We will likely be back this winter! CLICK HERE to be among the first to register.

9 & Under Curriculum: The Essentials of Fast Kicking Technique and More Powerful Underwater Dolphin Kicking

  • Kicking: Your legs generate a huge amount of power in each stroke. Being able to have fast and effective kicks all depends on your technique. Nick Thoman, Giles Smith, and Kierra Smith will help participants learn how to improve their breaststroke, flutter, and dolphin kicks for faster racing in all four strokes!
  • Underwater Dolphin KickingAbsolutely, undeniably, the fastest way to move through the water! Whether you dolphin kick on your stomach, side or back, understanding the importance of streamlined, underwater speed is vital for every swimmer! Let our Olympian clinicians teach you how to make the most of your streamline and underwater kicking, as well as teach you drills on how to improve upon those skills.

SOLD OUT Ages 10-12 Curriculum: Kicking Technique, Faster Underwater Dolphin Kicking, Breakouts, and Finishes

  • Kicking: Your legs generate a huge amount of power in each stroke. Being able to have fast and effective kicks all depends on your technique. Nick Thoman will help participants learn how to improve their breaststroke, flutter, and dolphin kicks for faster racing in all four strokes!
  • Underwater Dolphin KickingAbsolutely, undeniably, the fastest way to move through the water! Whether you dolphin kick on your stomach, side or back, understanding the importance of streamlined, underwater speed is vital for every swimmer! Let our Olympian clinicians teach you how to make the most of your streamline and underwater kicking, as well as teach you drills on how to improve upon those skills.
  • Breakouts: It is SO important to be able to take the speed off of each wall and carry it into your swimming. Learn how to explode into your breakout with a streamlined and powerful first stroke. Efficiency is key in learning the optimal breakout technique.
  • Finishes: The key to winning close races is proper finishing technique. Accelerate into the wall keeping your head down and your strokes long. Nick will help all swimmers learn how to get their hand on the wall FIRST.

SOLD OUT 13 & Over Curriculum: Elite Kicking Technique, Fast Underwater Dolphin Kicking, and IM Transitions

  • Kicking: Your legs are capable of generating a huge amount of power and it is imperative to utilize this power in all 4 strokes. Being able to maximize the effectiveness of your kick comes from strength, flexibility, and most importantly technique. Nick Thoman will help participants learn how to improve their breaststroke, flutter, and dolphin kicks so that you can drop time in every event!
  • Underwater Dolphin Kicking: The fastest swimmers in the world dolphin kick off of their walls and they are fast at it. Nick will help swimmers learn how to use their frequency and amplitude from each kick to get more speed and power in their underwaters before breaking out into an explosive first stroke.
  • IM TRANSITIONS (The Crossover Turn): In this clinic you will learn the intricacies of how to get in and out of the flags faster than ever in your back to breast turn (also called the crossover turn). It may require toughness, coordination, and focus but it will pay off! Nick will talk you through what he thinks about to be one of the fastest swimmers in the world at the turn!

ASK QUESTIONS: Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Nick Thoman, Kierra Smith, and Giles Smith questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into their training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics. Get to know them and relate to their journey as inspiration for yourself. WATCH THE CLINICIAN: Observe Nick Thoman, Giles Smith, and Kierra Smith swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve powerful, efficient and fast swimming. Visual learners will greatly benefit from not only seeing drills done correctly, but also from seeing them live and in person! PRACTICE DRILLS: Learn the same drills that Nick, Giles, and Kierra practice every day as well as what they thinks about when they swim. Then get the chance to practice them and get feedback! Take a photo while wearing clinicians' medals, get autographs, and recieve a special gift from our sponsors! Inquisitive, Educated Swimmers are Faster Swimmers! Sign up TODAY! 

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