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Lyons Township High School - South Campus

4900 S Willow Springs Rd

Western Springs, IL 60558

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You swim freestyle more than any other stroke in practice... but are you swimming it correctly? Olympic gold medalist in freestyle Clark Smith and Olympian Tori Trees Smith will teach you how to swim with maximum speed and efficiciency as well as how to maintain momentum through your underwaters and breakout ahead of the competition!

Tori Trees Smith is an Olympian and she is ALSO Clark Smith's mom! Tori will lead a breakout session with parents about raising a champion!

Clark and Tori will lead participants of all ages and abilities through the curriculum listed below. Sign up for the appropriate session today:

  • Ages 11 & Under
    Saturday October 7
    Check-in: 10:30 - 11:00 AM
    Event: 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

  • Ages 12 & Over
    Saturday, October 7
    Check-in: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    Event: 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Scroll down for details on curriculum:

Ages 11 & Under Curriculum:
Freestyle Technique, Streamlines, and Underwater Dolphin Kicking

This session is designed to help swimmers improve their knowledge of better technique and build a love for the sport. Learn the details that make up a fast and efficient freestyle stroke from Olympic gold medalist Clark Smith! Also work on fine tuning your streamline to slice through the water and achieving a powerful underwater dolphin kick!

Freestyle: Freestyle is the most complex stroke. The techique in freestyle requires patience, balance, and timing in order to maximize the effectiveness of each pull and kick. Learn how to use your rotation for power and time your breath for a faster stroke. Learn from a freestyle Olympian and improve!

Underwater Dolphin Kicking: Absolutely, undeniably, the fastest way to move through the water! Whether you dolphin kick on your stomach, side or back, understanding the importance of streamlined, underwater speed is vital for every swimmer! Clark will teach you how to make the most of your streamline and underwater kicking, as well as teach you drills on how to improve upon those skills.

Streamline: The streamline is SO MUCH MORE than just putting your hands together above your head! A tight and strong streamline activates specific muscles throughout your body so that you can improve the effectiveness of your start and turn. Clark Smith will teach you the tricks that he uses to keep his body tight and strong in his streamline position to slice through the water faster. The thought and effort that you put into this position will help you reduce drag and go faster!!

Ages 12 & Over Curriculum:
Freestyle, Racing Strategies, and Breakouts

Get ahead of the competition at this swim clinic focusing on teaching you the proper technique for a FASTER freestyle! Breakout like a rocket and get ahead of the competition. Work with Olympic gold medalist Clark Smith to learn the drills and skills to improve in these key areas of racing fast!

Freestyle: Learn how to hold a straight and solid body line so that you can rocket through the water with less drag. Keep your head still and low in the water while driving your kick. Clark will also teach participants how to get an early and powerful press backwards on the water with your pull. You swim freestyle more than any other stroke. Learn how to swim it effectively!

Freestyle Race Strategy: Do you know your stroke count, tempo, distance per stroke? Learn how to utilize these numbers to improve your ability to improve both your sprint and distance races. There are also variances in technique depending on the race that you're swimming. Find your best technique and have a toolbox of variations so that you can improve!

Breakout: It is SO important to be able to take the speed off of each wall and carry it into your swimming. Learn how to explode into your breakout with a streamlined and powerful first stroke. Efficiency is key in learning the optimal breakout technique.

ASK QUESTIONS: Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Clark questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into his training regimens, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics.

WATCH THE CLINICIANS: Observe Clark swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve powerful, efficient and fast swimming.

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 the Clark's medals, get autographs, and all participants will reviece a special gift from TYR Sport!!

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


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.

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Lyons Township High School - South Campus

4900 S Willow Springs Rd

Western Springs, IL 60558

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