Thank you Austin!

June 30th, 2019

My grandson attended all 5 days. Every day he told us he learned techniques that made him a better swimmer, and learned them in a way he could remember them. I watched the clinics, and Austin kept the kids interested, organized, and paying attention. Austin was able to give constructive feedback to each swimmer, and the drills were taught in a way the children were anxious to learn. We will definitely be attending another one. Garrett’s private coach recommended the clinic because having your swimmer exposed to other qualified coaches, is beneficial to their development. Thank you Austin! Garrett said he feels more confident after the clinic, and having someone at your level compliment him, and encourage him was really cool. As I told you he’s legally blind so he has to work a little harder to swim. You did awesome! Our family will never forget you.

  • Kingsport, TN
  • First Clinic

Coach Jimmy Parmenter of Brownell Talbot Reviews FFT

June 30th, 2019

We asked Jimmy Parmenter to record a quick video providing his thoughts on Fitter and Faster… he came back with this terrific production. JIMMY, thanks so much for putting this together for us. It is very thoughtful and we love working with you and your swimmers!

Co-Head Coach, Mike Murray of Islander Aquatics on Long Island has hosted at least 5 Fitter and Faster Swim Camps. On this video he describes the reasons he keeps coming back to FFT.

June 30th, 2019

Tom gave him the confidence!

June 30th, 2019

Tom Luchsinger was amazing with the kids! My son loved that he interacted with them so much, & was willing to answer so many questions! My son loved the different drills they did to work on different parts of their starts! He loved the drill that they had to take their mark, then life their back leg up, & use just their arms strength to propel their body off the start! Tom told the kids that they have to not be afraid to try new events. My son took that to heart, and asked to swim in a USA meet that was very intimidating to him because he had to swim 5 events, 3 of which he had never swam before. Tom gave him the confidence to do it! Thank you!

  •  Jill Annise

Post from the 5 day camp in Arlington, VA!

June 30th, 2019

Left excited about his next meet!

June 18th, 2019

My swimmer left excited about his next meet because he felt his turns were much better. He also said the he improved his backstroke kick and his butterfly. He told his grandfather that the clinic was “amazing”. Both Nick and Emma were great with the swimmers. They were enthusiastic, clear and had high expectations for all of the swimmers. It’s not every adult that can hold the attention of a group of 10-12 year olds and they did it well.

  • Clermont, FL
  • Anna Allahar

Kissimmee Swim Association Coach’s review

June 18th, 2019

There is so many things I took away from this camp. Some new drills. The best thing for me was the enthusiasm that was expressed to the swimmers and all the great motivational stories, of course we got more than most because of the bad weather. I was so impressed with their willingness to work with the parents and facility to make the best for all out of bad situation due to weather. I had seven swimmers at the camp and all were extremely satisfied with the camp! I see a great improvement in their strokes and can only hope I have retained enough information to keep them on this great track to an amazing swim career and a fulfilling life in what ever path they choose.  I truly want to thank everyone who was a part of this camp, especially Nick Thoman & Emma Reaney for welcoming me and answering all my questions, being so genuine and incredibly fantastic towards all the swimmers. Thanks again for a great week. I hope to be able to attend another camp in the near future!

  • Lou Abbott
  • Kissimmee Swim Association (KSA) Coach

Instructionally brilliant!

June 18th, 2019

I am a college professor and professional science educator, and I was deeply impressed with the way Nick and Emma deconstructed the strokes and built them up in the drills. Much of what they did was instructionally brilliant, but I am not sure this was clear to all parents present. It might be good to find time just to make this clear in the future. That said it was wonderfully done and we will look to participate in a future clinic with you.Both Nick and Emma did an extraordinary job of working with my son who is functionally deaf in the pool (while not wearing his hearing aids). My son, Nick, and I both deeply appreciate their effort, as well as their extraordinary instructional ability in general.

  • Clermont, FL
  • Steve Schenk

First Clinic – 16 years old

June 17th, 2019

Before this camp, I had never been told I was a butterflier before. I come from an area where people who are “butterflier” swim sub :58 100 fly and swim ridiculously fast sets. I always assumed I was bad at butterfly because I couldn’t keep up in the butterfly sets with those girls and my coaches are men of few words. Being told I had a beautiful stroke and could definitely swim a 200 fly made me feel so good inside and the comments were so genuine. I now know it’s something I can work on to better my IMs and maybe survive those long butterfly sets in practice. Even though I was definitively the oldest person at the camp I felt like I was still given things to work on and focus on in the future which I greatly appreciate. I was worried I would come in to the camp and be dismissed because my stroke was “fine”. I appreciated being included. Thanks.

  • 16 years old
  • Towamencin, PA