Our first two clinics of the season were a huge success and allowed both Doug and myself (Fred) to implement the new 2013 drill format. This year we have managed to condense the theory part of the clinic to about 40 minutes, allowing us to have close to two hours of actual practical work done in the temperate waters of Doug’s pool.
We had a great group of swimmers in attendance of varying levels and skills, but the feedback we have gotten has been tremendous. So good in fact that we already have some signed up for our Pool Open Water session June 23rd (register here).
We worked on proper balance and kicking, rotation and breathing, hand entry and catch and practiced several drills that focus on each one of these aspects of swimming. Done regularly and correctly, these drills will help improve your stroke and efficiency and increase your DPS (distance per stroke) while keeping your stroke count relatively low.
We want to focus on good technique so you can slice your way through the water with less effort and more efficiency and speed. The goal is to make you a better swimmer and allow you to not only be faster in the swimming portion of your triathlons, but still be stronger on your bike and run. With less fatigue from your swim, not only are you faster, but you have more in your tank for what tends to be your strongsuits in the tris (running and biking).
We are opening up more sessions. The June 23rd technique clinic is already fully booked and we are opening up 2 new sessions for July 14th. Register soon because these spots go real fast. Stay tuned for more details and upcoming dates.