• Swim Clinics (Technique)

    Swim Clinics (Technique)

    About

    Group Clinics are focused on building a solid freestyle foundation with emphasis on the features listed.

    The 2 hour Clinics (limited to 8 participants) are a combination of outdoor classroom and demonstrations followed by in-water real time analysis of drill techniques that will set the stage for your continued understanding, confidence and improvement in swimming. Light refreshments are served at both the morning and afternoon clinics for your convenience.

    Check our site often to view available dates, or sign up for our newsletter to get notices. Our timeline offers a representation of what times the clinics are usually available.

    Trainers

    • Doug Saar
    • Fred Hviid

    Features

    • streamlined body position
    • kicking technique
    • balance and power in rotation
    • high elbow catch connection
    • leveraged pull position
    • breathing technique and patterns

    Pricing Plan

    • 2 hour clinic

      $65.00
    • Doug Saar

      Doug Saar

      Just go. Getting out the door is always the hardest part.

      My business philosophy is simple: to provide motivated swimmers an opportunity to learn the correct fundamentals of freestyle swimming and foster that development in a relaxing engaged environment.

      There’s a lot of triathletes out there who are incredibly gifted in the bike and run, but lacking immensely on technique and speed when it comes to the swimming portion of the race. So right off the bat these athletes are not as successful as they should be. I bring decades worth of swimming knowledge and my great enthusiasm for teaching to your benefit. You will learn to swim more efficiently, use less energy and build more confidence.

      The end result will be you achieving your goals. You will be a faster, more efficient swimmer, and yet have more energy to transition into your bike and run. No more depleting your glycogen reserves on your swim, feeling like you have an empty tank and having put your body through an anaerobic nightmare with miles to go on the bike and asphalt.

      Sign up for a clinic TODAY and see how far you can push yourselves in upcoming races. From novice triathletes to the seasoned competitors, we all want to achieve greater success and we can provide you with the tools to be a better swimmer.

      Skills

      • Freestyle Swim Technique instruction
      • 32 yrs Open Water experience
      • Swim conditioning for distance
      • Private Golf
        Instruction

      Achievements

      • 26X finisher of the 4.4 Mile Chesapeake Bay Swim
      • St Croix 5 mile Coral Reef Swim award winner
      • 3X USMS top ten list
      • World Masters bronze medalist in New Zealand
      • Head Coach Brooke Manor Swim Club (1975-1977)
      • Water Safety Instructor

  • Pool Open Water Clinic

    Pool Open Water Clinic

    About

    We extract the lane lines from the pool to simulate Bay like conditions of chop and wave action and have buoys in the pool. The cost for the clinic is $50. The 90 minute interactive clinic will be limited to 5 participants and will cover the following open water subjects:

    Trainers

    • Doug Saar
    • Fred Hviid

    Features

    • Mass Starts & Finishes
    • Efficient Sighting and Navigation
    • Principles of Drafting
    • Executing turns around buoys
    • Race Strategy
    • Expect the Unexpected

    Pricing Plan

    • 1.5 hour clinic

      $50.00

  • Technique/Open Water Combo

    Technique/Open Water Combo

    About

    Fresh off the success of our technique clinics and the new open water clinics, we are combining the two clinics into one single event, cram packed with the best technique drills to improve your freestyle swim and build a solid foundation for your open water races.

    The 2 hour Clinics (limited to 8 participants) are a combination of outdoor classroom and demonstrations followed by in-water real time analysis of drill techniques that will set the stage for your continued understanding, confidence and improvement in swimming.

    Upon completion of the technique portion, we take a break and set up the pool for the open water instruction. We extract the lane lines from the pool to simulate Bay like conditions of chop and wave action and have buoys in the pool.

    Light refreshments are served at both the morning and afternoon clinics for your convenience.

    Check our site often to view available dates, or sign up for our newsletter to get notices. Our timeline offers a representation of what times the clinics are usually available.

    Technique Highlights

    • streamlined body position
    • kicking technique
    • balance and power in rotation
    • high elbow catch connection
    • leveraged pull position
    • breathing technique and patterns

    Open Water Highlights

    • mass starts & finishes
    • efficient sighting and navigation
    • principles of drafting
    • executing turns around buoys
    • race strategy
    • expect the Unexpected

    Trainers

    • Doug Saar
    • Fred Hviid

    Pricing Plan

    • 2 hour clinic

      $60.00
    • Doug Saar

      Doug Saar

      Just go. Getting out the door is always the hardest part.

      My business philosophy is simple: to provide motivated swimmers an opportunity to learn the correct fundamentals of freestyle swimming and foster that development in a relaxing engaged environment.

      There’s a lot of triathletes out there who are incredibly gifted in the bike and run, but lacking immensely on technique and speed when it comes to the swimming portion of the race. So right off the bat these athletes are not as successful as they should be. I bring decades worth of swimming knowledge and my great enthusiasm for teaching to your benefit. You will learn to swim more efficiently, use less energy and build more confidence.

      The end result will be you achieving your goals. You will be a faster, more efficient swimmer, and yet have more energy to transition into your bike and run. No more depleting your glycogen reserves on your swim, feeling like you have an empty tank and having put your body through an anaerobic nightmare with miles to go on the bike and asphalt.

      Sign up for a clinic TODAY and see how far you can push yourselves in upcoming races. From novice triathletes to the seasoned competitors, we all want to achieve greater success and we can provide you with the tools to be a better swimmer.

      Skills

      • Freestyle Swim Technique instruction
      • 32 yrs Open Water experience
      • Swim conditioning for distance
      • Private Golf
        Instruction

      Achievements

      • 26X finisher of the 4.4 Mile Chesapeake Bay Swim
      • St Croix 5 mile Coral Reef Swim award winner
      • 3X USMS top ten list
      • World Masters bronze medalist in New Zealand
      • Head Coach Brooke Manor Swim Club (1975-1977)
      • Water Safety Instructor

  • Personal Instruction

    Personal Instruction

    About

    The 45 minute instruction emphasis is generally NOT on reinventing your stroke, but refining the talent you already have. Importance is placed on rapid improvement by first addressing and correcting “major” technique flaws, making use of specific drills and equipment including underwater mirrors and tethers to improve muscle memory and coordination. Use of slow-motion underwater video can be incorporated for an additional $40 to complement this process by identifying areas needing improvement and provide a template for documented progress.
    Schedule is posted on the timetable. Contact Doug at [email protected] to reserve the spot.

    Trainers

    • Doug Saar

    Features

    • 45 minute instruction
    • rapid improvement emphasis
    • underwater video analysis

    Pricing Plan

    • Personal Instruction

      $40.00
    • Semi-Private (2)

      $60.00
    • video analysis with lesson

      $70.00
    • video without lesson

      $40.00
    • Doug Saar

      Doug Saar

      Just go. Getting out the door is always the hardest part.

      My business philosophy is simple: to provide motivated swimmers an opportunity to learn the correct fundamentals of freestyle swimming and foster that development in a relaxing engaged environment.

      There’s a lot of triathletes out there who are incredibly gifted in the bike and run, but lacking immensely on technique and speed when it comes to the swimming portion of the race. So right off the bat these athletes are not as successful as they should be. I bring decades worth of swimming knowledge and my great enthusiasm for teaching to your benefit. You will learn to swim more efficiently, use less energy and build more confidence.

      The end result will be you achieving your goals. You will be a faster, more efficient swimmer, and yet have more energy to transition into your bike and run. No more depleting your glycogen reserves on your swim, feeling like you have an empty tank and having put your body through an anaerobic nightmare with miles to go on the bike and asphalt.

      Sign up for a clinic TODAY and see how far you can push yourselves in upcoming races. From novice triathletes to the seasoned competitors, we all want to achieve greater success and we can provide you with the tools to be a better swimmer.

      Skills

      • Freestyle Swim Technique instruction
      • 32 yrs Open Water experience
      • Swim conditioning for distance
      • Private Golf
        Instruction

      Achievements

      • 26X finisher of the 4.4 Mile Chesapeake Bay Swim
      • St Croix 5 mile Coral Reef Swim award winner
      • 3X USMS top ten list
      • World Masters bronze medalist in New Zealand
      • Head Coach Brooke Manor Swim Club (1975-1977)
      • Water Safety Instructor

  • Adult Beginner Golf

    Adult Beginner Golf

    About

    Are you new to the game of golf and want to learn the basics including grip, posture & alignment, backswing, downswing & follow through…..in a relaxing no stress environment…at a much lower cost then your local pro?
    Having played golf for over 45 years and establishing a 7 handicap at the WestWinds Golf course in New Market, MD while a member, I can help you with that 1st step to enjoying the game. My facility in Ellicott City includes a golf range with the famous “Net Return” that returns the ball and gives you instant shot feedback. The artificial turf is plush giving you a real sense of fairway feel unlike the hard mats at practice ranges. I include radar to measure club head speed and also make use of the product “markit” to see dimple patterns on the club face as you strike the ball. Consistent with my swim lessons, I can provide instant video feedback.

    Trainers

    • Doug Saar

    Features

    • Grip alignment
    • Posture alignment
    • Backswing
    • Downswing & follow through
    • Club head speed

    Pricing Plan

    • 1/2 hour lesson

      $30.00
    • Doug Saar

      Doug Saar

      Just go. Getting out the door is always the hardest part.

      My business philosophy is simple: to provide motivated swimmers an opportunity to learn the correct fundamentals of freestyle swimming and foster that development in a relaxing engaged environment.

      There’s a lot of triathletes out there who are incredibly gifted in the bike and run, but lacking immensely on technique and speed when it comes to the swimming portion of the race. So right off the bat these athletes are not as successful as they should be. I bring decades worth of swimming knowledge and my great enthusiasm for teaching to your benefit. You will learn to swim more efficiently, use less energy and build more confidence.

      The end result will be you achieving your goals. You will be a faster, more efficient swimmer, and yet have more energy to transition into your bike and run. No more depleting your glycogen reserves on your swim, feeling like you have an empty tank and having put your body through an anaerobic nightmare with miles to go on the bike and asphalt.

      Sign up for a clinic TODAY and see how far you can push yourselves in upcoming races. From novice triathletes to the seasoned competitors, we all want to achieve greater success and we can provide you with the tools to be a better swimmer.

      Skills

      • Freestyle Swim Technique instruction
      • 32 yrs Open Water experience
      • Swim conditioning for distance
      • Private Golf
        Instruction

      Achievements

      • 26X finisher of the 4.4 Mile Chesapeake Bay Swim
      • St Croix 5 mile Coral Reef Swim award winner
      • 3X USMS top ten list
      • World Masters bronze medalist in New Zealand
      • Head Coach Brooke Manor Swim Club (1975-1977)
      • Water Safety Instructor

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