Swim Clinics

Sheila Taormina Swim Speed Secrets 72dpi 400x500pSheila Taormina has competed in four Olympic games and is the only woman in the world to have competed in three different sports on the Olympic stage—swimming, triathlon, and modern pentathlon. At just 5’ 2” tall, Taormina refined her exceptional freestyle swim technique to win gold medals in the 1996 Olympics and the 2004 ITU triathlon world championship.

Taormina has coached elite and age-group swimmers and triathletes for 15 years, helping them to develop the same strong underwater pull that propelled her to athletic success in her racing career. (See what pro swimmers, triathletes, and coaches have said about Sheila’s work.)

Taormina conducts dozens of swim clinics around the world each year. For more information, please visit sheilat.com. To schedule a swim clinic, please e-mail contact@sheilat.com.

2016 CLINIC SCHEDULE

ABOUT THE SWIM SPEED SECRETS CLINICS

Swimmers have a unique opportunity to improve their freestyle and open water skills with 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion Sheila Taormina. With the small clinic size, Sheila will work one-on-one with each swimmer.

More information is available using the registration links on Active.com above. Detailed time and location will be sent out approximately 2 weeks prior to the clinic. The clinics span three full days and follow this format:

  • Friday, 12-4pm: Swimmers will be assigned individual, 30-minute underwater filming and analysis times. The clinic will meet up for dinner.
  • Saturday morning and afternoon: Freestyle drills, stretch cord (tubing) dryland session, stroke data analysis, and open-water sighting practice at the beach.
  • Sunday morning: Tubing drills and a second underwater film and analysis session. Flip turns, freestyle review, basics of other strokes.
  • Sunday afternoon: Optional workout of Sheila’s favorite training sets.

Please register using the above links at Active.com! For more details or other questions, please feel free to contact the clinic organizer Ali Meeks at trainer.ali.meeks@gmail.com.

AREA INFORMATION

ABOUT THE NEW SWIM SPEED SECRETS COACHING CERTIFICATION CLINICS

Swimming and triathlon coaches in this clinic will be certified to teach the Swim Speed Secrets approach refined by 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion Sheila Taormina. This certification clinic will be held concurrently with a Swim Speed Secrets swim clinic for registered swimmers. During each clinic, 4 certifying coaches will work directly with Sheila to watch and analyze a small group of clinic swimmers in the pool and during dryland sessions using the Swim Speed methods.

Coaching topics covered will include:

  • Details of the propulsive underwater pull that elite swimmers employ.
  • Correct freestyle stroke timing and the upper-core strength needed to master this timing.
  • Strength exercises and drills needed for “feeling and holding” water – the secret ingredient for fast swimming.

Please register using the above links at Active.com! For more details or other questions, please feel free to contact the clinic organizer Ali Meeks at trainer.ali.meeks@gmail.com.