Starts-Turns & Specialty Clinics
SMART STARTS & BREAKOUTS
Be FIRST period! Develop proficiency to generate maximum efficiency and speed from “go”. Clinic covers progressions from setting up the stance on the blocks through to the flight and entry into the surface swim.
Smart Starts & Breakouts – Monday October 8th 9-1 PM (Calgary JCC)
UNDERWATER SWIMMING & FINISHES
Tools to master the 5th Competitive Swimming stroke. Today up to 60% of races can be performed underwater
and if you are not using this swimmers weapon, then you will get left behind! Learn the art of fast, effective underwater swimming. Clinic covers body position, alignment, body line and kick propulsion.
Underwater Swimming – Saturday October 6th 1-5 PM (MRU Recreation)
FAST TURNS & BREAKOUTS
Instruction of basic and advanced fundamentals for efficient, fast turns. The Clinic provides step-by-step progressions for the approach, transition, and changes of directions for all 4 strokes. We also develop strategies for the “breakout” the execution and transition into the first stroke.
Fast Turns & Breakouts – Sunday October 7th 1-5 PM (MRU Recreation)
IM SWIMMING AND TURNS
Putting it all together. Join us for tips and tools for making our IM faster. Clinic will demonstrate technical and tactical planning for IM Swimming including all transitional turns. We also cover a breakdown of race strategies for IM events which include specific tips for effective stroke transitioning.
PERFORMANCE PREPARATION & RACE STRATEGIES
If successful competitive swimming was only about SWIMMING FAST – then swimmers need only focus on the physical elements of training and racing. Fact is the nature of competition requires athletes to swim fast when stressed and fatigued and when experiencing the pressures of the competitive environment. The Clinic will demonstrate techniques to managing these stressors.