Fitter & Faster

Curriculum

SUGGESTED PARTICIPANTS: This clinic session is recommended for swimmers ages 11 and 12

Swimmers ages 10 & under can register for The Race Ready Clinic
Swimmers ages 13 & older can register for the High Performance Clinic
 
COACHES: There are up to four spots available in the hands on coaches program. If you are interested in meeting with and working alongside Tyler during the clinic, please contact us

As an age-group swimmer, NOW is the time to develop a base of great technique, productive practice habits, and a love for the sport. At this event, Olympic Gold Medalist Tyler Clary will help you to lay the foundations of developing a champion both in and out of the water. Start your swimmer on the right path with this fun and interactive event! 

STREAMLINES: The best swimmers in the world demonstrate discipline and determination on every single wall. They streamline past expectation, into the realm of greatness. The keys to a tight and faster streamline are in the technique and the heart of every competitor.

  • Arm Position: A streamline is more than just holding your hands together above your head. The best swimmers put their arms over their ears and squeeze their head to create the least amount of frontal drag. Learn how to position your arms for maximum speed! 
  • Core Engagement: Most young swimmers arch their backs in their streamline causing the lower back muscles to be working instead of the core. This also doesn't allow for a straight and tight path through the water. What does a walnut have to do with a streamline? We'll let Tyler explain that one....
  • Dolphin Kicking: Watch Tyler and learn his techniques for maximizing his speed and power in his underwaters. Too many swimmers just kick from their knees. Learn to use your core and get power from a full body dolphin motion!

BODY POSITION: There are ways to position your body so that you move through the water easier, faster, and more efficiently. It's called swimming downhill. Getting the sensation that you're almost falling forward through the water is an intentional practice that the best have mastered. Learn about proper body position to make everything you do in the water faster. 

  • Balance: Achieving balance in the water is difficult. For most people your lungs float, your legs sink, and you can't quite seem to stay straight as you drift around. The best swimmers in the world are able to press forward with their chest moving up their center of gravity and feel lateral balance that allows them to be still. Once you apply this to your swimming stroke, you'd be amazed at how easy it is to get to the other wall. 
  • Float: Your depth in the water greatly affects your speed. The goal is to be able to hydroplane across the surface like a spead boat instead of a submarine. Practice swimming over the water instead of through it. There's less resistance and more opportunity for speed!
  • Length: Getting longer in the water allows you to have more distance per stroke and a stronger body line. Tyler Clary isn't the tallest swimmer, but when he's in the water you can see how he reaches with his fingers and points his toes. Every inch counts so swim longer and swim faster!

GETTING THE MOST OUT OF PRACTICE: Think of yourself as a sponge. Each practice you have an opportunity to soak up as much benefit as possible. Every pracitce, every set, every lap is an opportinity to get better. Disciplined and focused swimmers swim faster!

  • Goal Setting: Goals aren't just for swim meets. It's important to set goals for practice too! Learn how to swim eace practice with intention to get more our of each set! 
  • Fueling for a Workout: In Tyler's free time he races cars. What kind of fuel do your think he puts in his racecar? When you're swimming, you have to think of YOUR body as a race car and put the best fuel in your body in order to swim fast! That means healthy foods and hydration.
  • Attitude: The way that you think about practice directly affects the outcome of your practice and your meets. Training is so much more fun when you choose to haver a positive attitude. This IS something you can control. Tyler will teach you how to have mind control... over yourself!

ASK QUESTIONS: Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Tyler questions during a Q&A session. Hear Tyler talk and gain insight into his training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.

WATCH THE CLINICIANS: Observe Tyler swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve powerful, efficient and fast stroke.
 
GET UP AND RACE: Race one of the best swimmers in the world and watch his near-flawless technique - achieved by practicing the same drills he will teach you.

Take a photo while wearing clinicians' medals, get autographs, and pick up a full color Fitter & Faster Tour 2016-2017 Yearbook and a special welcome bag that contains gifts from our sponsors!

 

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