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EACH FALL WE CONDUCT OUR SUPER-SKILLS CLINICS

- EACH SPRING SUPER-STROKES & SKILLS

PLEASE NOTE THE DIFFERENCE IN CONTENT AND FEE BELOW

                                                          SPRING Super-Strokes & Skills Clinics

ARETE Super-Strokes & Skills Clinics  are offered April 22 & May 6, 13, and 20 at the fabulous Raritan Bay Y Aquatic Center 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. 

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 2018 staff include2, 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.

The format for each clinic will use the following basic format:

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 22: Freestyle

Sunday May 6:Breaststroke

Sunday May 13: Backstroke

Sunday May 20: Butterfly

The Fee For The 2018 Super-Strokes & Skills Clinics are $70 each or $245 for all four.

Fall 2017 Dates: Sept. 10, 17, 24, & Oct. 1,  Registration Opens August 1

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 30 minutes to review one stroke, we will focus about 90 minutes of each session breaking bad habits and learning one or two skills 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.

Early in each clinic we will use video replay (through TIVO systems) so they can see their current technique. Then 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 and then given the opportunity to see themselves on video replay again to see their progress and note what to continue to work on.

Swimmers will be given 'progress feedback' cards at the end of each clinic. We will input this information into our data base so that we have a record of each swimmers level for future clinics. The developmental levels are:

White: 

Red: Second Level

Blue: Advanced Level

Green: Skill Mastered at a very high level

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 $80 per clinic or a reduced bundle rate of four for $295..

APPROXIMATE SUPER-SKILLS CLINIC ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN

9:45: Arrive, submit insurance form, change, pickup cap with name on it

10:00 Introduction and short video presentation

10:15 Drill series on the stroke of the day

10:45 Break up into skill groups

10:50 4 steps for 7 minutes each on Skill I

11:20 4 steps for 7 minutes each on Skill II

11:50  "Show what you know Skill I" (Put it together and video.)

12:05 "Show what you know Skill II" (Put it together and video.)

12:20 Group Wrap up

12:30 Dismissal

The Fee For the Fall Super-Skills Ciinics is $80 for each clinic or $295 for all four. 

 
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