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Alexandria, VA

Slay the DRAGon and Championship Meet Preparation

Sat, Feb, 03 2018 - Sun, Feb, 04 2018

Chinquapin Park Recreation Center & Aquatics Facility
3210 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302

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Slay the DRAGon and Championship Meet Preparation – Alexandria, VA

At this point in the season, every detail matters! Give your swimmer the opportunity to learn technique from one of the fastest swimmers on the planet: three-time Olympian and four-time Olympic medalist Amanda Weir and National Champion Austin Surhoff at this high performance swim clinic designed to help swimmers refine their skills to prepare for the championship meet! 

Amanda and Auston will be teaching three sessions for swimmers of all ages and ability levels:

***Sessions are limited to 36 swimmers each to maximize individual feedback and optimize the learning experience.


9 & Under and 10-12 Curriculum:
Slay the DRAGon

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! This clinic covers a key area of elite level performance: reducing drag and increasing your feel for the water! Learn how to swim faster with LESS effort! 

Slay the DRAGon: Reducing drag is imperative if you want to move through the water quickly and efficiently. Finding a streamlined body position will help you reduce the water resistance so that you go faster! At this clinic, Olympic medalist Amanda Weir and National Champion Austin Surhoff will teach participants how to maximize their speed by becoming more hydrodynamic! Slay the DRAGon in your:

  • Starts

  • Streamlines

  • Turn Push-Offs

  • AND in your Strokes!


13 & Over Curriculum: 
Championship Meet Preparation

Little things can go a long way on race day. As a three-time Olympian, Amanda Weir knows what it takes to step up on the blocks at the end of the season and make it happen! Learn from her where your focus should be as you wrap up your season and prepare for your championship meet!

Turns: Learn how to cary your momentum through the turn and get in and out of each wall with more speed and power. Your head, arms, and core greatly affect how fast you can get your legs to the wall and blast off. Work with Austin Surhoff and Amanda Weir to find a few things to refine so that you can drop time!  

Underwater Dolphin Kicking: Activate your muscles from fingertips to toe tips for the full body exercise that is underwater dolphin kicking. Your dolphin kicks are so important to being able to get ahead of the competition. Learn from one of the fastest and most powerful swimmers in the world. You won't believe how much of a difference it makes. 

Finishes: Fitter and Faster swimmers WIN close races because they know the proper technique required to get your hand on the wall FIRST! Keep your head down, strokes long, and reach for the wall with your fingertips. Goals are achieved or missed by hundredths of a second. Make sure that you're on the right side of your goals! 


ASK QUESTIONS: Swimmers and parents are invited to ask the elite clinicians questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into their training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics. Get to know her and relate to his journey as inspiration for yourself. 

WATCH THE CLINICIAN: Observe Amanda and Austin 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 and exercises done correctly, but also from seeing them live and in person!

PRACTICE DRILLS: Learn the same drills that Amanda practices every day as well as what she thinks about when she swims. Then get the chance to practice them and get feedback!

Take a photo while wearing Austin and Amanda's medals, get autographs, and recieve a special gift from our sponsors!

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