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Westerly, RI

Past Clinic: HIGH PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUE FOR FASTER RACING

Sun, Nov, 26 2017

Ocean Community YMCA
95 High St, Westerly, RI 02891

A description of what was covered at this past clinic is below the upcoming clinics.

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Past Clinic

Improve your technique and drop time at this high performance clinic in Westerly, RI taught by Olympic gold medalist Nick Thoman and two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton! Participants at this event will learn technique for faster racing and leave fitter, faster, and more inquisitive. 

Chloe and Nick will teach at 2 sessions designed for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Sign up for the approriate session today:

Space is limited! Sign up before the sessions sell out!


11 & Under Curriculum:
Faster Freestyle and Backstroke Racing

This clinic is designed to be a fun, inspirational, and educational experience for swimmers to learn the details of fast techique while they build on their love for swimming! Gold medalist Nick Thoman and Olympic swimmer Chloe Sutton will teach you the KEY components to enhance their overall race performance in both freestyle and backstroke!

  • Freestyle: Learn how to hold a straight and solid body line so that you can rocket through the water with less drag. Keep your head still and low in the water while driving your kick. Chloe will also teach participants how to get an early and powerful press backwards on the water with your pull. You swim freestyle more than any other stroke. Learn how to swim it effectively!

  • Backstroke: Engaging your core not only allows you to swim stronger, but it also allows you to hold the proper body line. Nick will help swimmers learn the importance of rotation and how to use it to your advantage. Backstrokers are often the fastest kickers on their teams, find out why!

  • Flip Turns: A key element to a fast freestyle and backstroke race is the FLIP TURN! Learn how to approcach the wall with speed and then use your momentum to blast through the turn. Using your arms incorrectly is one of the most common mistakes for young swimmers. Learn to use your arms correctly and DROP TIME! 


12 & Over Curriculum:
WALLS, WALLS, WALLS

Get ahead of the competition at this High Performance Swim Clinic focusing on teaching you the proper technique for FASTER WALLS. Work with Olympic gold medalist Nick Thoman and two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton to learn the drills and skills to improve at this unique swim clinic. 

  • Flip Turns: Learn to carry your momentum through the turn to get ahead of the competition every wall. Nick Thoman has an Olympic gold and a silver medal due to his discipline and focus when executing a proper flip turn. Practice drills and exercises to help you master this athletic skill. 

  • Open Turns: The open turn is often done incorrectly. Extra movements are added in that slow swimmers down. Keep it simple by spinning backwards and keeping your elbows in close. If you listen closely to Chloe and Nick, they will show you how he each became the fastest swimmer in the country through the turn. 

  • Underwater Dolphin KickingAbsolutely, undeniably, the fastest way to move through the water! Let our Olympian clinicians teach you how to make the most of your underwater kicking, as well as teach you drills on how to improve upon those skills. Strong and fluid undulations will allow you to blast throguh your underwaters to pass up the competition


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

WATCH THE CLINICIAN: Observe Nick and Chloe swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve powerful, efficient and fast swimming.

GET UP AND RACE: Race two of the best swimmers in the world and watch their near-flawless technique - achieved by practicing the same drills they will teach you.

Take a photo while wearing clinician's medals, get autographs, and receive a special gift from our sponsors!

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


COACHES: 

There are spots available in the hands-on coaches program. If you are interested in meeting and working alongside our elite clinician during the clinic, please click the register button for the coaches program.

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