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Explosive Performance Swim Camp - Tempe, AZ

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Sun Devil Fitness Complex

400 East Apache Boulevard

Tempe, AZ 85287

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Two-Day Swim Camp - Sign up for one or BOTH days!

Create more explosive speed during every start, turn, and stroke at this high performance swim camp! On Saturday, participants will work on starts, flip turns, and sprint skills for both freestyle and backstroke. Then on Sunday, participants will work on underwater dolphin kicking, open turns, and sprint skills in butterfly and breaststroke!

Your clinician for this camp with be Olympic medalist Lacey Nymeyer! Lacey is a veteran clinican that specializes in speed and power for faster sprinting. Scroll down for more details on the curriculum!

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Lacey will be in the water leading four sessions, two for each age group, designed for competitive swimmers. This camp is not recommended for swimmers younger than 8 years old.

  • Session 1 (11 & Under): Starts, Flip Turns, and Sprint Skills in Freestyle and Backstroke
    Saturday January 3rd
    Check-in: 10:00 AM
    Event: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Session 2 (12 & Over): Starts, Flip Turns, and Sprint Skills in Freestyle and Backstroke
    Saturday January 3rd
    Check-in: 4:30 PM
    Event: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Session 3 (11 & Under): Underwater Dolphin Kicking, Open Turns, and Sprint Skills in Butterfly and Breaststroke
    Sunday January 4th
    Check-in: 10:00 AM
    Event: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

  • Session 4 (12 & Over): Underwater Dolphin Kicking, Open Turns, and Sprint Skills in Butterfly and Breaststroke
    Sunday January 4th
    Check-in: 4:30 PM
    Event: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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


SESSION 1 & 2: STARTS, FLIP TURNS, AND SPRINT SKILLS IN BOTH FREE AND BACK

At these sessions, your swimmer will work with Olympian Lacey Nymeyer to improve on the technique necessary to sprint with more explosive and efficient speed in both freestyle and backstroke sprint races. The technique in these events is extremely important with little to no room for error. Participants will work on creating more speed at the start, maintain momentum through the turn, and build more power with each stroke in free and back.

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

  • FLIP TURNS: Participants will work to improve the way they carry their momentum through the turn to get in and out of every wall faster. Practice accelerating into the wall with long strokes and then using their core and arms to get through the turn. Lacey will work with the swimmers to find the best position to plant their feet on the wall for a powerful pushoff in the perfect streamline. The drills and exercises that Lacey will do with the swimmers will help participants improve their turns now as well as in the future.

  • Sprint Skills in Freestyle and Backstroke: Olympic medalist Lacey Nymeyer will reinforce the skills that are required in freestyle and backstroke that will enable a swimmer to swim with maximum length, power, and tempo in their 50s and 100s. Participants will focus on maintaining a straight and solid body line while driving their kick and keeping their strokes long!

SESSIONS 3 & 4: UNDERWATER DOLPHIN KICKING, OPEN TURNS, AND SPRINT SKILLS IN BOTH BUTTERFLY AND BREASTSTROKE

Sprinting in butterfly and breaststroke can be a challenge for swimmers due to the fact that one of the most important components to both of these strokes is timing. As soon as swimmers begin to push their tempo to sprint, their timing changes and they aren't swimming as efficiently which causes them to slow down. At these sessions, Lacey Nymeyer will work with participants to get more speed and distance in the underwater dolphin kicking, maintain more momentum through the open turns, and sprint faster in butterfly and breaststroke.

  • Underwater Dolphin Kicking: The not-so-secret weapon of elite level swimmers is their underwater dolphin kick. Beginning with the solid foundation of a tight streamline, participants will learn to use their core to create a powerful whip through their bodies. Lacey Nymeyer is known as one of the best underwater dolphin kickers in the world and she specializes in teaching swimmers how to unlock their potential in this important skill.

  • 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!

  • Sprint Skills in Breaststroke and Butterfly: As a swimmer increases their tempo in a sprint race, it becomes harder and harder to maintain the timing needed to reduce drag and maintain length in each stroke. Lacey will work with swimmers in this session to find the rhythm that allows for a fast AND efficient butterfly and breaststroke for faster racing.


ASK QUESTIONS

Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Lacey questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into her training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.

WATCH THE CLINICIAN

Observe Lacey 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 one of the best swimmers in the world! They'll work on holding onto their form while challenging themselves.

Take a photo while wearing Lacey's medals, get autographs, and a gift from TYR Sport!


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

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Sun Devil Fitness Complex

400 East Apache Boulevard

Tempe, AZ 85287

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