Betsy – Aurora, CO

January 6th, 2019

Chloe and Todd were amazing! They worked together so well, explaining things in a way that was clear and helpful. They are both truly gifted teachers. Their stories and attitudes were really encouraging and inspiring! Just the opportunity for my swimmer to hear from them was well worth the cost of the clinic! You guys are awesome!! We are so grateful for both of you and the impact you’ve made on our swimmer’s life!

First Fitter and Faster Experience Fantastic!

January 6th, 2019

Both Chloe and Todd were excellent. Chloe is a passionate, driven individual who will do well no matter what she does. I was impressed by her ambition, public speaking, and initiative. Todd was excellent as well. His passion for the sport and helping swimmers grow is evident, and I was particularly impressed how he encouraged some of the less experienced swimmers. Really well done!

Thank you for providing such a positive experience. Everything was very organized and well executed. Oh, Marni also noted how happy and friendly Chloe and Todd were (unlike the “grumpy old men” at the other camps she’s done). Marni has attended several camps this year, but the way in which you broke things down was very helpful, specifically for underwaters.

– Micah Kraemer, Aurora, CO

First Clinic – Aurora, CO

January 6th, 2019

Chloe and Todd did a fantastic job together explaining what they wanted and kept a good eye on each child. I wasn’t expecting to see or even have Chloe in the water with the kids the whole time. That was amazing for the kids to see how the drills work and gave her a way to see and comment on how to correct the drill. Todd walked the deck, stood where he could see and offered corrections as needed. Great Job!

-Anonymous

John Dawson – Laurel, MD

December 31st, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised. I thought I’d be throwing my money away. Weekly 30 minute lessons do little for my son in an in-one-ear-and-out-the-other kind of way. He’s 9 and learns best with constant repetition. But his skill improved dramatically and the advice on wall exits has stayed with him. Butterfly was his worst stroke, but he’s no longer embarrassed to work on his fly in practice. He was .3 seconds away from a JO time in the IM and now he’s got it for sure. Thanks.

Video Analysis with Todd Schmitz- Anonymous

December 15th, 2018

I really liked Todd’s emphasis on streamlining. It was helpful to see myself in the video because mine felt okay. Now that I see myself, I know it really needs improvement. I think that Todd should suggest to swimmers to watch the streamline video on swimvideos.net called “Streamline Progression.” That was such a useful video for me and it really drove the point home about a compact vs. non-compact streamline. After I saw that video, I could feel the drag I was producing from not being in a tight streamline. My husband even watched it and is now working on his streamline! I also liked how he pointed out what I’m doing right as well as things that I need to work on. I was surprised he thought my fly wasn’t too bad. I have never gotten feedback on it before so I was surprised at how much I was doing right.

Arlington, VA

New personal bests! – Baton Roca, FL

December 15th, 2018

This program was so beneficial for my swimmer, he did all 4 sessions. The following weekend he shaved 3 seconds off of his Individual Medley time! Amazing, totally worth the money, fabulous experience for your child to learn from the best of the best! Thank you so much for your help! JT participated in the regional championships the following weekend and had personal bests in all of his individual events! What a great experience!

Master Swimmer – Video Analysis with Todd Schmitz

December 12th, 2018

So I went to my masters practice last night. We were mostly doing mid-distance freestyle with a couple of IM sets. I focused on just a couple of the things that Todd had pointed out (most importantly, my head position and my crappy streamline). My 50’s were a good 2-3 seconds faster with minimal effort, and even more of a difference for the longer sets! Three people on my team asked me what was going on with me and why I was swimming so much faster. Super duper exciting!!
Back in the dark ages when I was a developing swimmer, the coaches mostly focused on whether you were actually doing the sets or hiding out on the wall. The coaches would never EVER pull you out of a set to fix anything with your stroke, or do any kind of a stroke clinic. As a result, I have gotten virtually no coaching on how to improve. (anyway, swimming technique has really changed from when I was a high school swimmer 22 years ago)
This was SO awesome to see videos and hear some commentary on what I can do to clean things up. I felt like such a VIP!

Bill Forrester – Head Coach of Georgia Coastal Aquatic Team

December 12th, 2018

Clark was an excellent choice for the clinic!  Kids were motivated and all the coaches learned a few things to help in teaching and mentoring our athletes.  His insights on breaststroke were especially good for our Senior swimmers who attended.  I have used two sets he showed us on a regular basis.  The excitement of the clinic has worn off but the effectiveness of sets has helped our swimmers improve.  When all of my 14 and 15 year old boys get sub minute for 100 breast I will call Clark and let him know.  They might do it too.

Thank you for sending him!
– Georgia Coastal Aquatic Team (1976 & 1980 USA Olympic Swim Team)

Anonymous – Jenison, MI

November 30th, 2018

Thank you for the personal and professional messages to the older kids. Messages from the elite swimmers about setting goals, being the kind of person others want to be around, and spending time with good people are important to their overall lives, in addition to their swimming careers. My middle-schooler liked knowing that the elite swimmers started out exactly where she is now. It made her goal to swim in college seem much more attainable and they reiterated how important hard work is to get results. The lessons in and out of the pool were inspirational and will challenge her to be better. She is now a lifelong fan of Brett, Gabby and Sam.

 

You made my daughter feel like an Olympic champion!

November 27th, 2018

To Brett, Gabby, and Sam: there are absolutely no words to describe the experience for my daughter Taylor and myself. I spent the first day completely overwhelmed at the transformation I saw in my child. She struggles with anxiety and depression and I was worried she would get overwhelmed. Between the momentary one on one and the high fives, you made my daughter feel like an Olympic champion! She is a shy girl not confident in her entries or turns, and you helped her to transform herself into a confident 11 year old. Saturday I spent wiping my eyes because my daughter was taking part in the experience of a lifetime, and Sunday I spent beaming with pride at what I was seeing. I volunteered at the check in table both days and your interaction with her left such a lasting impression. But more than anything, I am grateful for this opportunity and even more proud of her than I have ever been. You didn’t just help her. You helped me!

  • Joy Cottrell
  • Swimmer: Age 11
  • Jenison, Michigan