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2019 Elite Swim Camp Series - Western Springs, IL

The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour

2019 Elite Swim Camp Series - Western Springs, IL

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Registration Type Price Fee Quantity
Both November Sessions (11 & Under) - November 9 & 10   more info $199.00 $9.96
Both November Sessions (12 & Over) - November 9 & 10   more info $259.00 $11.76
November 9 (11 & Under): Explosive Starts and Underwaters
Check-in: 10:15 AM. Event 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$109.00 $6.99
November 9 (12 & Over): Explosive Starts and Underwaters
Check-in: 1:45 PM. Event: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$149.00 $8.46
November 10 (11 & Under): Fast Turns
Check-in: 10:15 AM. Event: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$109.00 $6.99
November 10 (12 & Over): Fast Turns
Check-in: 1:45 PM. Event: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$149.00 $8.46
Coaches Program   more info Free $0.00

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2019 Elite Swim Camp Series in Western Springs, IL – Sign up for individual sessions or the whole series by clicking register now.

This Elite Series consists of THREE swim camps to be held in Western Springs. IL. Each camp has a different curriculum and is “Elite” which means that each session is limited to no more than 36 participants.

* Camp 2: Efficient Butterfly and Breaststroke (August 17 & 18): Kristy Kowal will be the lead clinician

* Camp 3: Explosive Power – Starts and Turns (November 9 & 10): Elite Clinician to be announced

Each camp will be led by Elite Clinicians who swam at the highest level and are exceptional teachers with talent for explaining and demonstrating the technique required for fast racing! Scroll down for more details on the curriculum!

SUGGESTED PARTICIPANTS

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Each of the three weekends will have two sessions for swimmers ages 12 & over and two sessions for swimmers ages 11 & under. Each age group has 6 sessions available to them across all 3 weekends. The camp is not recommended for swimmers with less than 2 years of competitive swimming experience and swimmers younger than 9 years old are not recommended for these camps without your coach’s recommendation.

  • November 9 (11 & Under): Explosive Starts, Flip Turns, and Underwater Dolphin Kicking
  • Check-in: 10:15 AM
    Event: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • November 9 (12 & Over): Explosive Starts, Flip Turns, and Underwater Dolphin Kicking
    Check-in: 1:45 PM
    Event: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • November 10 (11 & Under): Fast Open Turns, Crossover Turns, and Breaststroke Pullouts
    Check-in: 10:15 AM
    Event: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • November 10 (12 & Over): Fast Open Turns, Crossover Turns, and Breaststroke Pullouts
    Check-in: 1:45 PM
    Event: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Scroll down for details on the curriculum. Space is limited!



November 9: Explosive Starts, Breaststroke Pullouts, and Underwater Dolphin Kicking

The start is your opportunity to cover as much ground as possible in a very short period of time, with great efficiency and momentum heading into your underwater kicking or breaststroke pullout and breakout. There are countless intricacies to performing a start and you only get better with practice. Our Elite Clincian will share their experiences on how they found time to practice and improve their starts both in and out of the water and share some of their most effective strategies to execute this explosive and athletic movement.

  • STARTS: How you set up on the block including proper hand and foot placement can allow your swimmer to explode forward with a lot of power. Our Elite Clincian will work with each swimmer to find their best position on the block as well as how to launch their body forward into a tight streamline and enter through a small hole.

  • UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICKING: Elite level swimmers have figured out how to weaponize their underwater dolphin kicking to set themselves apart from the crowd by going 15 meters (the maximum distance you're allowed to go) every time! Attaining this speed is not as hard as you think. It takes the right technique, focus, and practice, but your swimmer can do it too! Learn from one of the best coaches in the world in these sessions and get closer to achieving the dolphin kick of your dreams!

  • BREASTSTROKE PULLOUTS: The best breaststrokers are faster under the water than on the surface! Learn the components and sequence of movements that make up a fast underwater breaststroke pullout from our Elite Clinician. With the proper body position and timing, a swimmer's pullout will take them almost to the other side of the pool faster than you could imagine!

November 10: Fast Flip Turns, Open Turns, and Crossover Turns

Most age group swimmers add in extra movements on their turns that slow them down and prevent them from carrying their momentum through the turn and into their streamline! Even at Olympic Trials we see many very fast swimmers who miss making finals and even the Olympic team because of the quality of their turns! The turn is an opportunity for a swimmer to actually GAIN MOMENTUM, when in fact most swimmers actually slow down. At both of these sessions, Olympic gold medalists Tim Phillips and Nick Thoman will work with each swimmer to improve their turns so that they can drop time!

  • FLIP TURNS: Your swimmer will learn how to carry their momentum through the turn to get in and out of every wall faster. Swimmers will practice accelerating into the wall with long strokes and then using their core and arms to get through the turn. They'll practice planting their feet on the wall for a powerful pushoff in the perfect streamline. Our Elite Clinician will give the swimmers drills and exercises to help them master this athletic skill now as well as in the future! 

  • OPEN TURNS: Think about the open turn differently! You should not be making an open to turn around and swim the next lap. If you're doing this - you're actually stopping and then trying to regain speed again. An expertly executed open turn involves spinning backwards. This enables you to carry momentum into the pushoff. We're going to teach you how to cut a lot of time on this turn... helping you in all of your breaststroke and butterfly races!

  • CROSSOVER TURNS: The backstroke to breaststroke crossover turn has made headlines lately with even the top swimmers getting disqualified for doing it incorrectly. Our Elite Clinician will ensure that participants are aware of the rules and able to execute the crossover turn FAST and EFFICIENTLY.


ASK QUESTIONS

At each session of this elite series, swimmers and parents are invited to ask the Elite Clinicians questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into their training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.

WATCH THE CLINICIAN

Observe the clinicians at each session swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve powerful, efficient and fast swimming.

PUT YOUR SKILLS TO THE TEST

Swimmers will get to practice what they've learned by taking their stroke to top speed with some of the best swimmers and coaches in the world! They'll work on holding onto their form while challenging themselves.

Take a photo with the clinicians, get autographs, and a gift from TYR Sport!

Inquisitive, Educated Swimmers are Faster Swimmers! Sign up today!


COACHES: 

There are spots available in the hands-on coaches program. If you are interested in meeting and working alongside our elite clinician during the clinic, please click the register button for the coaches program.

Have questions about 2019 Elite Swim Camp Series - Western Springs, IL? Contact The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour

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Lyons Township High School South
4900 Willow Springs Road
Western Springs, IL 60558

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The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour

America's only turn-key elite level swim clinic operation.  FFT has produced more than 1,000 clinics in over 40 states since being founded in 2009. More than 60,000 swimmers of all ages and abilities have participated!

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