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Cary, NC

Past Clinic: Thanksgiving Weekend 2021 Swim Camp

Sun, Nov, 28 2021 - Mon, Nov, 29 2021

Silverton Swim Club
1401 Evans Rd, Cary, NC 27513

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

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Past Clinic

Introduction

We're coming back to Raleigh, NC over Thanksgiving Weekend (November 27 & 28, 2021)! There will be distinct curriculums for swimmers 11 & Under and 12 & Older. SAVE when you purchase a 2-day bundle for your swimmer's age group!

SPRINTING and FAST 100’s (Ages 11 & under):
--> Establishing Speed - Day 1 (Check in 1:30 PM, Camp 1:45-4:15 PM)
--> Racing Skills - Day 2 (Check in 9:45 AM, Camp: 10 AM-12:30 PM)

RACE STRATEGY AND EXECUTION   (Ages 12 & older):
--> FAST 100's - Day 1 (Check in 4:45 PM, Camp 5-8 PM)
--> FAST 200's - Day 2 (Check in 1 PM, Camp 1:15-4:15 PM)

Scroll down for more details on the curriculum! Both camps will be led by Elite Clinician and Olympic Gold Medalist - Tyler Clary! Session sizes are limited to no more than 24 participants to ensure the highest level learning experience!

Suggested Participants

These camps are designed for swimmers with a minimum of one-year of competitive swimming experience all the way up to AAAA times and faster. Swimmers younger than 9 years old are not invited without submitting their times or swimming history to Fitter and Faster.

Curriculum

SPRINTING and FAST 100’s (12 & Under) - Nov 27 & 28

Swimmers are able to race 100's in every stroke at just about every swim meet! ALL young swimmers need to work to establish and cultivate habits to swim their shorter races as fast as possible with good technique that will position them for success as they mature.

    Day 1: Establishing Speed (Nov 27)

    At this session your swimmer will practice the essential components to high performance sprinting.

    • BODY POSITION: A competitive swimmer’s body position is the key to fast swimming. Most swimmers are NOT hydrodynamic in the water - and that has a big effect on how fast they “allow” themselves to swim - especially as they get older. Let’s find the right body position for your swimmer.
    • LENGTH OF STROKE: Lengthening their stroke will enable your swimmer to “catch” and hold onto more water to propel them as they swim. Whereas a short stroke is inefficient and not sustainable for very long. Tyler Clary will work with participants on this important skill for fast swimming.
    • TEMPO: When sprinting short races young swimmers often tend to take too many strokes (“spin their wheels”) and not “hold onto the water”. At this camp we will find the appropriate tempo to maximize their own personal speed.
    • SPRINTING APPLICATION: Apply the skills you learned today to swimming “all out” on top of the water with efficiency and power. As with all the other segments of this camp, Tyler Clary will provide feedback for your swimmer to take home and apply at upcoming practices and meets.

    Day 2: Racing Skills (Nov 28)

    On Day 2, your swimmer will apply the skills that we practiced on the first day of this camp to important segments of every sprint race, including the moment your swimmer pushes off the wall; breakouts; finishes and all out sprinting!

    • BREAKOUTS: Many swimmers add movement within their breakout that creates drag and destroys all of the power created during their underwaters. Participants will work on timing their breakouts to accelerate to explode into each lap.
    • SPRINTING APPLICATION: On Day 1 your swimmer worked on body position, tempo and length of stroke. Today we are going to apply those skills to swimming “all out” on top of the water with efficiency and power.
    • WALLS, WALLS, WALLS!: Approaching the wall at top speed in preparation for the fastest turn is vital. Swimmers will work on techniques to get in and out of every wall faster!
    • FINISHES: Dropping time and even winning or moving up a few spots in the results can all come down to the last stroke! A well-timed finish at full speed, with full-arm extension and head down can make a difference of up to a full second in a race! Your swimmer is going to learn how to take advantage of the finish to drop time!
    • SPRINTING APPLICATION: Swimmers at this session will work on applying their newly developed skills during racing scenarios. As with all the other segments of this camp, Tyler Clary will provide feedback for your swimmer to take home and apply at upcoming practices and meets.
    RACE STRATEGY AND EXECUTION (12 & older) - November 27 & 28

    Day 1: FAST 100’s! Day 2: Fast 200's

    “How should I swim this race?” How many times have you heard this? Swimmers of all ages and abilities have the same question. There are many different ways to swim a fast 100 and a fast 200 in every stroke. The name of the game is understanding all the different ways to execute the race and seeing what works for you!

    • STRATEGIES: At this camp your swimmer will learn various strategies that different elite swimmers have executed with top results. Before your camp you will be emailed links to several elite level races along with a brief summary of each. At the camp we will discuss and practice the strategies relevant to the session that your swimmer is attending (100's and/or 200's).
    • "EASY SPEED": Establishing stroke length with the proper tempo after the breakout is essential to setting up a strong 100 and 200 in any stroke. Going as fast as we can with ease is the key to “easy speed”. We don’t want to kick or pull too hard the first 25, this will cause early fatigue. Swimmers will work on techniques to swim as fast as they can in all strokes with “ease”.
    • CONTROL: Your elite clinician will teach participants how to manipulate their speed and energy at different points in a race.
    • FRONT-END & BACK-END SPEED: The first half (front-end) and second half (back-end) of the 100 and 200 can be broken up to ensure an effective plan. Some swimmers go out really fast and hang on, while others control the first part of their race and try to back-end the race at full speed. Testing new strategies at this camp will give your swimmer confidence in their next race.
    • UNDERWATER KICK COUNT: Figuring out the optimal number of kicks off each wall is essential to a fast 100 and 200. A swimmer wants to spend only the absolute necessary amount of time underwater to establish speed with each length. We want to avoid losing our breath and/or taking weak kicks.
    • BREATHING PATTERN: Establishing a breathing pattern will help your swimmer stay focused and relaxed on their own swim. It will also help them finish the race with enough oxygen to close the race at full speed.
    • ESTABLISHING A PLAN: A racer should have a plan for the race before it is swum! Before your race, decide how you’re going to swim it. What’s your plan for front-end and back-end speed? How much time will you spend underwater before your first breath? How often will you breath each length?
    • TEST THE PLAN IN PRACTICE: Now we test it! Swimmers will do a complete short set at the end of the session to practice racing the plan and stroke under race conditions. We’ll get off the blocks and practice some front end swims, push some back end swims, and race some straight 100’s or 200's depending on the session(s) they have signed up for.
    • CONFIDENCE: One of the essential elements to dropping time and swimming fast is being willing to try new strategies when swimming a race. A swimmer who enters a race with a strategy that they know they can execute is a more confident racer… and that confidence will help propel them to the results they aim to achieve.

    ASK QUESTIONS

    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 and coaches in the world! They'll work on holding onto their form while challenging themselves.

    Take a photo with Tyler, get autographs, and ALL PARTICIPANTS receive a FREE Fitter and Faster Swim Cap!

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