"Just a quick note to say thank you for the incredible swim clinic. I've never received such great swim instruction and feel like it is transforming my swimming. I could not recommend it more highly!" - 2012 Swim Clinic Participant
Swimming is a sport driven by technique. All of the yardage in the world will not make you faster if you have an inefficient stroke. Join expert Swim Works instructor Brad Burnham for a highly productive clinic that will teach you the correct body position and stroke mechanics. Brad is currently the head coach at Bowdoin College, and has worked with Division I Finalists and Olympians in the past. He is on the cutting edge of technique work, and has a style of teaching that is unparalleled.
Clinics will take place at Bowdoin College's Greason Pool and will combine stroke work, underwater video, and dry land training.
CLINIC I - This is designed for first time attendees who are new to the world of stroke technique, or experienced athletes who want to review the fundamentals of their swimming. There will be approximately one hour instruction by Brad Burnham, followed by approximately one hour of pool time with drills and underwater filming. Specific topics covered are body and head position, comfort in the water, rotation, breathing, and timing of the stroke. Participants will have the chance to watch themselves underwater in real-time.
CLINIC II - This is meant for people who have attended CLINIC I in the past and/or feel very confident with the fundamentals of their stroke. In this session, there will be approximately 45 minutes of discussion about advanced swimming. Topics covered are kicking, turnover, anchoring / catching, rotation, and efficiency. There will be about 60-75 minutes of pool time available with underwater video available.
Small Group Session - There will not be any lecture during this session. Instead participants will have access to Brad's individual feedback. Attendees are assigned a time (based on what he or she requested) and a small group of no more than 9 others. Each small group will start with ~30 minutes of dry land training, then ~30 minutes of video analysis with a coach, and end with ~30 minutes of swimming on your own, practicing correct swim technique. If you are doing the Polar bear Triathlon, this is a great chance to get pool time before race day.
Brad Burnham is the Varsity Swim Coach for Bowdoin and has experience coaching athletes from the age group level up to NCAA National and Olympic Qualifiers. His cutting edge technique work translates the science of hydrodynamics into clear and effective movements, learned through drills. By incorporating real-time underwater filming, Brad can provide instant feedback for athletes, allowing them to adjust their stroke as they progress through the clinic.
Weather and Refunds - We will be contacting you by e-mail a few days before the clinic with further details and updates about the weather. If the weather does not permit safe driving conditions, we will cancel the clinic and either transfer your entry to the next clinic (if spots are available), put it towards the cost of a race registration, or refund your fee.