These three hour clinics will teach you the essential techniques used by the world's best open water and triathlon swimmers. This clinic will be led by Boost Swimming Head Coach and two time USA National Open Water Champion, Jeff Pearson.
Topics include open water adaptation, warm-ups, sighting, navigation, buoy turns, drafting, starts, and finishes. There will be two instructional sessions on the beach and two in water sessions, each lasting about 45 minutes. Swimmers have the option of receiving an underwater video analysis of their stroke (see an example HERE). Athletes will walk away from the day with the skill set necessary to compete without anxiety and PR their next swim.
These 1.5 hour workouts will enhance your open water skills, improve endurance and build open water confidence. Whether you are competing in an Ironman, training for your first triathlon, or are just an open water swimming enthusiast, these clinics can help you improve. Athletes of all abilities are sure to vastly improve their open water swimming abilities with consistent attendance.
In addition, you have the option to have an underwater video analysis of your open water stroke (Tahoe area only)! See what your stroke looks like while actually swimming in your wetsuit in an open water environment. Click HERE for a sample video analysis.
We are once again offering our affordable season pass.
2019 Dates and Locations:
Tuesdays 7:30 am - 9:00 am Donner Lake (East End Beach) June 4 - August 27, 2019
Fridays 6:30 am - 8:00 am Folsom Lake (Beals Point) May 3 - August 30, 2019
Swimmers should be able to swim 400 meters continuously in open water to have a productive workout experience.
What to Bring:
Wetsuits and neoprene caps highly recommended.
Tahoe Area $179 season pass* $20 drop in (pre-registered through website) $25 drop in (register on site) $50 Video Analysis (available at our Donner Lake location only).
Beal's Point $99 season pass* $20 drop in (pre-registered through website) $25 drop in (register on site)
If a workout needs to be cancelled due to high wind or lightning, we will email pre-registered athletes and post it on our Facebook page.
Boost FUNdamentals of Fast Freestyle Level 1 and 2
Level 1: This three hour clinic is designed to improve the freestyle swimming ability of beginner, intermediate and advanced athletes. Boost Swimming's founder, Jeff Pearson, will be the lead coach for the day. Participants will be introduced to the Principles of Boost Freestyle methodology and learn the same principles employed by the world's best swimmers and triathletes. We will use video analysis of world class athletes to teach the fundamentals of swimming’s most widely used stroke and make swimming more efficient and fun. The day will consist of a combination of classroom time and pool sessions.
Level 2: This two hour clinic is designed to improve the freestyle swimming ability of beginner, intermediate and advanced athletes who have completed our level 1 clinic (required). We will be taking a deeper dive into our Fundamentals of Boost Freestyle and covering the more sophisticated elements of the freestyle stroke. This clinic is designed to take athletes that have completed our level 1 clinic to the next level.
Topics include: Review of our level 1 curriculum Finding your optimum stroke length and stroke rate Hand speed vs. hip velocity Developing "feel" and more!
As part of both our level 1 and level 2 clinic, each athlete will have the option of receiving an underwater video analysis of their stroke (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED).
Location: Bret Harte Aquatic Center 387 Murphys Grade Rd, Angels Camp, Ca.
Clinic Dates and Times: Level 1: Sunday, May 19th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Level 2: Sunday, May 19th 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cost: Level 1: $199 with video analysis, $149 without video analysis Level 2: $149 with video analysis, $99 without video analysis
This four week (one day per week) clinic is designed for summer league swimmers of all abilities ages 8 and up. All four competitive strokes as well as starts and turns will be covered using a combination of classroom and pool sessions. While in the classroom, we will be utilizing video analysis of world class swimmers as well as a discussion of the most cutting edge techniques. We will take that knowledge to the pool and begin the practical learning using our targeted drill progressions. After each session, swimmers will have a much better understanding of the techniques they need to make the most of their summer league season.
Location: Park Terrace Swimming and Tennis Club 5500 Parkfield Ct, Sacramento, CA 95822
Clinic Dates and Times: The clinic will be held on Tuesday nights for four weeks beginning March 19th, 2019. Intermediate group* 4:00 - 5:15 pm Advanced group* 5:30 - 7:00 pm * If you are unsure where your swimmers should be, most athletes ages 8-12 will fit into the intermediate category. Most athletes ages 13 and up will fit into the advanced category. If you are unsure of your swimmers group, please contact Coach Chris Stehula at email@example.com.
Syllabus: March 19 - Freestyle/Backstroke March 26 - Breaststroke/Pulldowns April 2 - Butterfly/Underwaters April 9 - Dives, Starts & Turns
Price: $160 for all four clinics $40 for each single day clinic
Registration: You have the option of registering for a single date or all four clinics. Registration for all four dates is open now. Registration for a single clinic opens on March 7th if space allows. Space is limited to 25 athletes per clinic day/ group.
To register, click the "Register Now" button below. Select the clinic day and time for which you wish to register. If your swimmer is doing all four clinics, select the first day (March 19th). You will be prompted to sign-in to your account if you have one. If you do not, select "Create Account". Once you are logged in to your account, you will be given the option to register for the clinic package or a single clinic. Follow the instructions from there. If you have any questions about your registration, please contact Coach Chris Stehula at firstname.lastname@example.org.