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Slay the DRAGon - Plainfield, IL

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C.W. Avery Family YMCA

15120 Wallin Drive

Plainfield, IL 60544

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Swimming through the water with the least amount of resistance possible is something that Jessica Long has had to master! As a double amputee, Jessica can't rely on a kick to help her move through the water. She has to hold her core strong, have a perfect head position, and really grip the water with her arms. Learn how to think differently about technique and learn from one of the best teachers in FFT and best Paralympic swimmers of all time!

Jessica will be leading three sessions designed for swimmers of all ages and abilities.

  • Beginners/Swim Lesson Participants - April 28, 2018
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Event: 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Competitive 11 & Under Session - April 28, 2018
    Check-in: 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
    Event: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Competitive 12 & Over Session - April 29, 2018
    Check-in: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Event: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Space is limited! Sign up before the sessions sell out!


For this session, participants are invited to meet 13-time Paralympic gold medalist Jessica Long, get her autograph, and get in the water with her to work on a very important skill... STREAMLINES!

Every swimmer understands the importance of the streamline. It allows you to push off the wall and maximize your speed by traveling through the water with minimal resistance. The fastest swimmers in the world have perfected their streamlines, but they still work on it every day.

Participants will learn:

  • How to hold their arms in their streamline

  • What it feels like to have proper head position

  • How to engage their core for a tight body

  • Tips to cut down resistance in order to move through the water more efficiently!

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This clinic covers a key area of elite level performance: reducing drag and increasing your feel for the water! Paralympian Jessica Long has had to figure out ways to conserve energy while still racing fast against able-bodied Olympians even though she is a double below the knee amputee. Learn how to swim faster with LESS effort!

Slay the DRAGon: Reducing drag is imperative if you want to move through the water quickly and efficiently. Finding a streamlined body position will help you reduce the water resistance so that you go faster! At this clinic, 13-time Paralympic gold medalist Jessica Long will teach participants how to maximize their speed by becoming more hydrodynamic! Slay the DRAGon in your:

  • Starts

  • Streamlines

  • Turn Push-Offs

  • AND in your Strokes!

Feel for the Water: Moving your arms through the water perfectly won't get you anywhere if you don't have a feel for the water. You have to be able to connect to the water to grab it and throw it behind you. Jessica Long relies entirely on her arms to move her forward at amazing speeds. Learn how to think differently about the way you swim at this unique FFT Swim Clinic!

Sign up today and get MORE out of every part of your race!

ASK QUESTIONS: Swimmers and parents are invited to ask Jessica Long questions during a Q&A session. Gain insight into her training regimen, diet and nutrition, and recovery tactics. Get to know her and relate to her journey as inspiration for yourself.

WATCH THE CLINICIAN: Observe Jessica swim at full speed and demonstrate a progression of perfectly executed drills to achieve powerful, efficient and fast swimming. Visual learners will greatly benefit from not only seeing drills and exercises done correctly, but also from seeing them live and in person!

PRACTICE DRILLS: Learn the same drills that Jessica practice every day as well as what she thinks about when she swims. Then get the chance to practice them and get feedback!

Take a photo while wearing Jessica's medals, get autographs, and recieve a special gift from our sponsors!

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

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C.W. Avery Family YMCA

15120 Wallin Drive

Plainfield, IL 60544

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