Join us on FEB 4th from 1:30-3:30pm for a 2hr swim clinic: Stroke Improvement with Video & Analysis
Coaches Miranda Tomenson and Eric D'Arcy will be leading a swim clinic designed to improve your freestyle stroke.
The first part of the clinic will include underwater and above water video of your swim stroke. We will video both the left and right side, as well as a front view (both underwater and above the water). Additionally, you will be introduced to drills and skills that can be used to improve stroke inefficiencies. These include swim drills specific towards improving body position, the freestyle catch/pull and the kick.
During the second part of the clinic, you will receive individual feedback about your stroke. Each swim video will be analyzed and compared to perfect technique. This will raise awareness about the weaknesses in your stroke. You will also receive a list of drills/skills that you should focus on and a chance to practice them with supervision.
The combination of video analysis and learning swim drills will give you the tools you need to fix the inefficiencies in your stroke moving forward.
Swimmers will start with a short warmup. Then they will be divided into 4 groups of 3 swimmers/group. There will be 4 stations, one station per group. Each group will rotate through the stations 2 times.
Station 1: Filming (Round 1) and Video Analysis (Round 2)
Station 2: Drills - Kicking efficiency (Round 1) and High Elbow Catch (Round 2)
Station 3: Drills - Body Position (Round 1) and Recovery (Round 2)
Station 4: Dryland - Mobility (Round 1) and Strength (Round 2)
Near the end each swimmer will have a chance to individually practice certain drills and technique changes, with the coaches on deck watching and providing feedback.
This clinic is for intermediate level swimmers or swimmers who have plateaued in months or years and are looking to improve. Athletes must be able to swim 100 metres unassisted in a short course metres pool without touching the bottom.
Needed: appropriate swim wear, goggles and preferably a swim cap and a water bottle, warm clothes for deck.
No fins, paddles or pull buoys will be used in this clinic.
Please plan on arriving early to change.