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Quakertown, PA

Past Clinic: HIGH PERFORMANCE Underwater Dolphin Kicking and Breakouts

Sat, Oct, 07 2017 - Sun, Oct, 08 2017

Upper Bucks YMCA
401 Fairview Avenue, Quakertown, PA 18951

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

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Past Clinic

Blast through your underwater dolphin kicking to breakout ahead of the competition with Olympic gold medalist Nick Thoman! Swimmers will leave with the knowledge of faster technique and the motivation to work harder!

There will be two sessions 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: Streamlines, Underwater Dolphin Kicking, and Fly/Breast Breakouts

This event is your opportunity to take your swimming to the next level. Participants at this swim clinic will leave with more knowledge on proper technique, an arsenal of drills to improve form and strength, and inspiration to last the whole season. Don't be left behind!

  • STREAMLINE: The streamline is SO MUCH MORE than just putting your hands together above your head! A tight and strong streamline activates specific muscles throughout your body so that you can improve the effectiveness of your start and turn. Nick Thoman will teach you the tricks that he uses to keep his body tight and strong in his streamline position to slice through the water faster. The thought and effort that you put into this position will help you reduce drag and go faster!!

  • UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICKING: The fastest swimmers know how to weaponize their dolphin kicking. It is absolutely, undeniably, the fastest way to move through the water! When you dolphin kick on your stomach, side or back, understanding the importance of streamlined, underwater speed is vital for every swimmer! Let Nick 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.

  • FLY & BREAST BREAKOUTS: A strong body line, good timing, and powerful movements are all required for a good breakout. The fastest swimmers in the world know the keys to rocketing through the water at incredible speeds and getting the most out of each movement so that they can breakout ahead of the competition. Practice this challenging and athletic skill and drop time with Nick! 


12 & Over Curriculum: Underwater Dolphin Kicking, Free/Back Breakouts, and Free/BAck Finishes

The fastest swimmers in the world are focused and detail oriented when it comes to practicing perfect technique. Learn from an Olympic Champion what it takes to blast through your underwaters, breakout ahead of the competition, and get your hand on the wall first. 

  • 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.

  • FREE & BACK BREAKOUTS: Explode into your breakout maximizing every ounce of power that you generated off of the start and turns. Stay streamlined, keep your head down, and take a powerful first stroke. 

  • FREE & BACK 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. 


ASK QUESTIONS: Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Nick Thoman questions during a Q&A session. Hear his talk and gain insight into his training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.

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

PRACTICE DRILLS: Learn the same drills that Nick practices every day as well as what he thinks about when he swims. 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 TYR Sport!

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


COACHES: 

THise 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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