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Swim4Purpose | 08/24/13 Session 1: Technique/Open Water
  • 08/24/13 Session 1: Technique/Open Water

    8:30 am — 11:30 am

    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.


    Technique Portion

    The 3 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. For the technique portion we will cover the following items:

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


    Open Water Portion

    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. We will cover the following open water subjects:

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

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