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This clinic is not intended to recreate your strokes, only to improve and refine your strokes to make them the best possible. We all have our way of swimming and can make improvements to it. How do we do this? By isolating and improving specific body mechanics in a progressive order. This will lead to:





  • Improved efficiency: Participants may not get faster during the clinic, but they'll get better and become more efficient, which one day could translate into improved speed and endurance.


  • New skills and drills: Learn skills and drills to take home with you


  • Improved body positioning: Swimmers will learn to improve the shape of their swimming vessel and make their bodies resemble a speed boat with a long hull versus a tug boat with extreme frontal resistance. 


  • Reduced drag: Reducing drag and resistance forces improves efficiency and speed. 


  • Better buoyancy: Understanding the relationship between buoyancy and center of gravity can help swimmers find their optimal body position and stroke mechanics. 


  • Improved long-axis rotation: Swimming on an axis for a backstroke and freestyle isn't always intuitive, but specialized drills will help swimmers achieve a smoother body roll and position.


  • Better timing: Achieving optimal timing of the breath, arms, and legs during propulsion and recovery can also be tricky, but focusing on the stroke progression will help improve participant's timing.


  • Better breathing: Participants will receive training on how to improve the efficiency of air exchange and its path, timing, and duration.


  • Improved streamlining: Along with reducing drag, participants will be asked to focus on tightening up their streamlines.


  • Improved understanding of when and how to use equipment: Using fins during most of the drills aids in maintaining good body position and allows swimmers to concentrate on upper body mechanics. 




Day One will focus on Freestyle and Backstroke. Swimmers must be able to swim a continuous workout to participate. This program is not a learn to swim program.

Day Two will focus on Breastroke and Butterfly. Swimmers must be able to swim a continuous workout to participate. This program is not a learn to swim program.



USA Masters
From Coach Allison:
"Hi. I’m Dick Allison.  I’ve enjoyed 20 years as one-on-one stroke instructor, the last 7 years of which as a Level 2 U.S. Masters swim coach. I teach stroke technique to competitive swimmers and to casual swimmers seeking to improve their swimming. It’s rewarding to see the results as swimmers achieve their goals.  Competitors have set records at all levels – rec league, high school and USA Swimming. One USA swimmer reached junior nationals. Masters’ swimmers who compete have had success on the national and international levels. National swimmers have achieved top rankings. One won a gold medal in her age group in an international championship. I retired from a career in financial management 9 years ago.  I continue to coach because it's fun".


 


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Finish First! 2-Day Swim Camp 
10 - 99 N/A TuTh  06/28/2022 - 06/30/2022
07:30 AM - 09:30 AM

Dennis N Malone Aquatics Center
$99.00 Res, $129.00 Non-Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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