Minimal water resistance while entering the water with powerful spring off the start is critical of successful starts. Swimmers will learn start drills for establishing a body motion through the air thus to allowing for maximum velocity once in the water.
Turns play a critical role in shaving time. One of the most common mistakes in swimming are turns that do not utilize compressing the body into a tight ball and moving through the wall in one fluid motion. Our curriculum teaches hand and leg placement through a turn. We utilize drills that swimmers can work on to shave time.
One of the most important aspect of swimming is the efficiency of a swimmer’s body position under the water as they are moving into their stroke. This is true for both starts and turns. Maximizing your glide, knowing when to start your kick, knowing what position your body needs to be in when beginning your breakout—these play critical factors that shave tenths of a second off your time.
Carrying your speed through to the start of your swim in extremely important in swimming. Swimmers cannot afford to break out of their starts and turn not carrying the momentum gained through a start or turn. Have you ever tried to start swimming from a dead stop? For this reason, explosive breakouts are extremely critical.
When you add all above details up through the course of a race, the time saved becomes very significant. A swimmer cannot afford to miss out on learning these important racing skills. Sign up today!
Yes. you can sign up for a starts and turn clinic without signing up for the camp. However, all clinic have limited space. We encourage you to contact us early so we can try and reserve a spot for you. We give preference to those who sign up for one of our camps first because the clinic serves as an extension of the camp. To check availability and to see if you can sign up for the clinic, you will need to make a request through our “contact us” page asking to check on availability for the clinic.
No. The starts and turn clinic is “optional” not required to attend the camp. The clinic is an optional extension to the camp but highly recommended. Fast, legal turns for all four competitive strokes and the IM transition turns are detailed and explained. Each athlete will receive individual attention from a staff of expert coaches and swimmers.
For the summer of 2017, we will be offering two start and turn clinics, both of which will be extended after the end of both swim camps. Swim camps end at noon on the last day. If your child is part of the camp, we will provide lunch for your swimmer from the time the camp ends to the time the start and turn clinic starts.
All start and turn clinic begin at 1 P.M. on the date specified below. All start and turn clinic attendees will have dinner provided and the start and turn clinic on the first day will end at 8:30 P.M. with parents picking up commuter attendees by 9 P.M. The following day, residential campers will be provided breakfast and the clinic will start at 7 A.M. and conclude at 3:30 P.M. with a short closing ceremony. Lunch will also be provided to all clinic attendees on this day. A detailed itinerary will be given to all parents prior to the start of the clinic.
Session 1 Start and Turn Clinic: June 15 (1 P.M) to June 16 (3:30 P.M.)
Session 2 Start and Turn Clinic: July 12 (1 P.M) to July 13 (3:30 P.M.)
Child care is for those parents who are working and cannot to make it to the 3:30 closing ceremonies. 5 P.M. However, those arrangements must be prior to the start of the clinic.
THIS CAMP IS INDEPENDENTLY OWNED AND OPERATED. IT IS IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH BUTLER UNIVERSITY.
This camp is open to any and all entrants. For your safety and benefit, we recommend you have competitive swimming experience (e.g. U.S.S. age group, national qualifiers, high school swimmers, or summer league swimmers) and can swim at least 50 yards in all four competitive strokes: fly, back, breast and freestyle.
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