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More About Our Clinics

Each Fall we conduct our Super-Skills Clinics and each Spring we conduct our Super Strokes & Skills Clinics 

PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENCE IN CONTENT AND FEE BELOW


SUPER-SKILLS CLINICS

TENTATIVE DATES FOR OUR FALL SUPER-SKILLS CLINICS: September 12 and 19.                   

At our "Super-Skills Clinics" we give the edge to every swimmer with a coach:swimmer ratio of 1:6-7. We know from coaching world class swimmers that when a good skill is ingrained it's with most swimmers their entire swimming career. Have you ever considered that each day you do a stroke or start or turn incorrectly that it becomes a more entrenched habit that will need to eventually be broken and relearned to meet one's potential? At the "Super-Skills Clinics" we will always spend some time on a particular stroke and it's proper technique, but we will especially focus on helping you learn a skill in 'world class style.'

After we spend about 25 minutes on stroke technique, then we will focus about 90 minutes of each session breaking bad habits and learning starts and turns as proficiently as possible. Coach Warner takes the view of what type of start or turn or underwater propulsion an Olympic champion has and then works backwards to bring the young swimmer as close to the model as possible in the period of time given. A good example is backstroke start and underwater dolphin kick. For years his swimmers owned all the women's records in the short fly and backstroke events in the Big East Conference. This is due in large part to the development of starting and underwater dolphin kicking techniques.

Staff will used video replay as much as it is practical to assist our swimmers to learn. With a multitude of feedback (both video and verbal) in the next 90 minutes or so each swimmer is brought to the best level they can possibly get to.

The last 10 minutes of each clinic will be focused on learning how to think like a champion. The focus will be primarily on visual imagery and how to continue the learning process of the Super-Skill at your home practice site.

These clinics are restricted in size and have approximately a 1:6 coach to athlete ratio. They are priced at $100 per clinic or a reduced bundle rate of twoi for $185.


APPROXIMATE SUPER-SKILLS CLINIC ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN

9:15: Arrive, submit insurance form, change, pickup cap with name on it

9:30 Introduction 

9:40 Drill series on the first stroke of the day

10:05 Break up into skill groups

10:10 4 steps for 7 minutes each on Skill I

10:30 4 steps for 7 minutes each on Skill II

10:50 Stroke technique for second stroke

11:15 3 steps for 5 minutes on Skill III

11:30 3 steps for 5 minutes on Skill IV

11:45 How to Think Like A Champion

12:30 Dismissal

                              


SPRING SUPER-STROKES AND CLINICS

ARETE Super-Strokes & Skills Clinics are offered April 24 and May 1 at the fabulous Raritan Bay Y Aquatic Center in Perth Amboy. Each clinic will be conducted from 9:30-12 pm on Sunday. The coach to swimmer ratio will be approximately 1:10 with 3-time USA National coach and 13 year Rutgers varsity Coach Chuck Warner leading the video instruction and pool sessions with the support of many of the ARETE Swim Camp staff. 

The clinic objective is to help refresh and retrain world class technique and starts and turns before getting into the heavy summer training. We will utilize the warm water pool for the youngest swimmers, except when we work on starts.ARETE Super in Perth Amboy. Each clinic will be conducted from 10-12:30 pm on Sunday . The coach to swimmer ratio will be approximately 1:10 with 3-time USA National coach and 13 year Rutgers varsity Coach Chuck Warner leading the video instruction and pool sessions with the support of many of the ARETE Swim Camp staff. Our 2020 staff includes, Coach Kirsten Nota (former Rutgers team captain),Coach Kirsten Hinds (former Rutgers assistant coach) and more. 

The clinic objective is to help refresh and retrain world class technique and starts and turns before getting into the heavy summer training. We will utilize the warm water pool for the youngest swimmers, except when we work on starts.



APPROXIMATE SUPER-STROKES CLINIC ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN

10:00-10:10 - Introduction

10:10-10:30 - Video Lecture on the stroke of the day and it's starts and turns, by Coach Warner

10:35-11:15 - Stroke Drill Series on the stroke of the day

11:20-11:45 - Teaching progression for either the strokes starts or turns

11:50-12:15 - Teaching progression for either the strokes starts or turns

12:20 -12:30 - Wrap up and review

Sunday April 19: Backstroke

Sunday April 26: Breaststroke & Butterfly

Sunday May 10: Freestyle