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Spring Swim Clinics

Sun March 5 - Sun May 14 Villanova, PA 19085 US Directions


ALL 7 CLINICS - 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 4/2, 4/16, 5/7, 5/14

03/05 - 05/14 10:45AM EST - 12:00PM EDT

3/5 Beginner Clinic ONLY

03/05 10:45AM EST - 12:00PM EST

3/12 Beginner Clinic ONLY

03/12 10:45AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

3/19 - Starts, Turns, and Skills Clinic ONLY

03/19 10:45AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

4/2 - Short Axis, Fly and Breast Clinic ONLY

04/02 10:45AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

4/16 - Intermediate Clinic ONLY

04/16 10:45AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

4/23 - Mack's Starts & Turns Clinic

04/23 10:15AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

5/7 - Intermediate Clinic ONLY

05/07 10:45AM EDT - 12:00PM EDT

Race Website

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800 E. Lancaster Ave.
Villanova, PA US 19085


Welcome to our 2023 edition Spring Swim Clinics.  Our first 2 clinics will be "beginner" focused, working on our long axis stroke (all levels may attend the beginner clinics).  Additional clinics will work on start and turn, short axis strokes, more advanced freestyle drills, and open water focus.

7 clinic dates:
1. Sunday 3/5 10:45-12 Noon - Beginner clinic, focused on the long axis strokes.  Intro to freestyle and backstroke drills.
2. Sunday 3/12 10:45-12 Noon - Beginner clinic, designed to build on clinic #1.
3. Sunday 3/19 10:45-12 Noon - Starts and turns.  Focus on fundamentals of swimming, group swimming, intervals, and how these items will directly benefit your open water experience.
4. Sunday 4/2 10:45-12 Noon - Short axis clinic.  Intro to butterfly and breaststroke, including the process and drills to learn these strokes.
5-6. Sunday 4/16, 5/7 10:45-12 Noon - Intermediate long axis drills.  These 2 clinics will build upon the skills learned in clinics #1 and #2, specifically focused on improving your freestyle stroke economy/efficiency.
7. Sunday 5/14 10:45-12 Noon - Open Water Clinic in the pool.  We'll practice sighting, starts, drafting, buoy turns, and much more.  Working on these skills early in the season in the pool so they'll become more intuitive in the open water.

You'll be working with French Creek Racing coaches Mack Henderson and other skilled coaches from FCR.  These clinics are open to swimmers and multi-sport athletes of all levels.  Our primary focus will be to improve your overall efficiency and speed, both in the pool and in open water.  By participating, you will learn and practice drills focused on:
- Improved efficiency and connectivity with the water over time
- Conserving energy
- Getting used to getting out of your comfort zone
- Swimming faster with less energy expenditure in the pool and open water
- Having FUN in the process

Each clinic will take place at Villanova University's Jake Nevin Field House.  Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to be in the water by 10:45AM at the latest.

*For all participants, we recommend bringing any swim equipment you own.  If you don't own a pair of fins, we'd suggest picking up a pair prior to these sessions, particularly for beginning level swimmers.

If you'd like more opportunities to improve your swim stroke, we work on this things regularly at our Daily Coached Swim Practices, or contact us directly to set up private swim lessons.

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