Spring 2018: Intro to Free Clinic

April 12, 2018 - May 3, 2018
April 11, 2018


April 12 - May 3:  Spring Intro to Freestyle Clinic
Intro to Freestyle Clinic  
Swimmers will work directly with Ashley Whitney, Olympic Gold Medalist (1996), NCAA National Champion (1999), and former member of the US National Open Water Team (2009). Ashley has developed a curriculum that emphasizes proper body position to reduce drag and increase distance per stroke and focuses on improving coordinated propulsion for improved efficiency, power, and speed in the water. Swimmers will learn cutting edge stroke technique and practice effective training strategies employed by top swimmers around the world.

This comprehensive stroke clinic is perfect for adult swimmers preparing for upcoming triathlons, open water sessions, or swimmers who want to refocus and refine their technique. Swimmers who complete this course will swim further, faster, while expending less effort. Enter T1 with a lower heart rate; finish that 5k with a PR; feel more confident every time you enter the water.
Session Schedule ( practices) and Location
Class meets twice each week on Monday and Thursday to work on technique, 7:30 - 8:30pm
Centennial Sportsplex  - 222 25th Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Class dates and times
April 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, May 3
Sundays are 4:00 - 5:15pm Thursdays 7:30 - 8:30pm

The remainder of May students will work on building their endurance with the NAC Masters and triathletes. www. swimnac.com for a complete practice schedule. 

How do I reserve a spot for the winter session?
Register online using a credit or debit card at swimnac.com 
Click on masters/tri tab at the top of the page and scroll down to find information for clinic registration.
Email Coach Ashley Whitney -  awhitney@swimnac.com  with questions or for more information.

Cost of Freestyle Clinic - $250 which includes
* 7 small group sessions with Ashley on deck
* 1 month of unlimited swim practices with triathlete/masters group
* Weekly lesson review email from Ashley Whitney
* On deck video feedback for stroke and body position refinement
* NAC Cap
* Comprehensive swimmer insurance
* USMS Trial Membership (30 day)

Equipment needed for class:
All equipment can be purchased locally @  All American Swim and Surf in Brentwood. 
NAC receives a 20% discount on select training equipment (fins, buoy).
If you prefer to purchase your equipment online, a great website is swimoutlet.com
Swim suits
men - tight training suits only (‘jammers’ or ‘speedos’ only, no baggy swim trunks or board shorts)
women - 1-piece training suits are ideal
Goggles  - goggles are best chosen in person by trying them on for fit.
Cap - standard latex NAC cap included in class cost
Pull buoy  - several types are available and almost all are acceptable
Fins  - please choose the ‘long’ style fin rather than shorter ‘zoomer’ style which require a faster kick and result in higher heart rates (not our goal)



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