West Grove, PA

Past Clinic: High Performance Starts and Underwater Dolphin Kicking

Sun, Oct, 14 2018

Jennersville YMCA
880 Old Baltimore Pike, West Grove, PA 19390

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Past Clinic

Event Detail

The fastest part of every race is the start! Is your swimmer moving as fast as they could be?

Olympic gold medalist Tyler Clary will teach your swimmer how to maximize their speed at this key point in a race and how to maintain that momentum into the underwater dolphin kick and breakout. Scroll down for more details on the curriculum!

Suggested Participants

SIGN UP: Tyler will lead two sessions designed for competitive swimmers of all ages and ability levels:


Starts, Underwater Dolphin Kicking, and Breakouts

The start is your opportunity to cover as much ground as possible in a very short period of time with great efficiency and momentum heading into your streamline and underwater kicking. There are countless intricacies to performing a start and you only get better with practice. Olympian Tyler Clary will share his experience on how she found time to practice and improve her start both in and out of the water and teach you some of his most effective strategies to execute this explosive and athletic movement.

  • DIVE: Get off the blocks faster and with more speed and power by learning the techniques of Tyler Clary! Your swimmer will learn to set up on the blocks in a position that will allow them to explode forward. Make sure to be fuly engaged in the air as you throw your hands forward into a tight streamline. Your swimmer will learn drills and exercises that will help make them faster at this clinic!
  • UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICKING: The not-so-secret weapon of elite level swimmers is their underwater dolphin kick. Tyler is known as one of the best underwater dolphin kickers in the world and he specializes in teaching swimmers how to unlock their potential in this important skill.
  • BREAKOUTS: Learn how to cary momentum from the underwater dolphin kicks into the breakout by timing the first stroke and staying streamlined. Your swimmer will practice keeping their head down and it'll make a big difference in their breakout!


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.


Observe Tyler swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve powerful, efficient and fast swimming.


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!

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

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