2012 Summer League "Kick Start" Swim Clinic

For Summer League swimmers ages 9-14.

This will be the second year of the RICEKick Start” Clinic. The clinic is designed to help “Kick Start” the summer league swimmer in a positive direction for their swim season. The focus of the clinic will be on proper technique and stroke development while learning in a fun atmosphere with RICEs USA and ASCA (American Swimming Association) certified coaches. Coach May will be leading the clinic and has over 20 years coaching experience with learn to swim swimmers through Olympic trials qualifiers. We will utilize years of training and experience to give all clinic attendees the “Kick Start”  they need for their summer swim season. This clinic is for swimmers 9 - 14 years of age who can swim an efficient Freestyle and Backstroke and have working knowledge of Butterfly or Breastroke.

Cost: $100 per swimmer

Dates: Every Tuesday and Thursday 6:15-7:15 in April (3,5,10,12,17,19, 24 ,26)


Location: The Gibbs Recreation Center’s 50 meter outdoor pool.


The RICE Aquatics “Kick Start” Clinic is designed to give the local Summer League non-USA swimmer a head start on his/her summer swim season. The clinic will cover all aspects of each stroke from Body Position and Stroke Technique to Turns. The clinic is four weeks with two one hour and fifteen practices per week. All swimmers will also receive a clinic t-shirt and latex cap.


How to Sign Up:

Email Coach Jason the following information no later than April 2nd: 


Swimmer’s Full Name: First, Middle and Last 

Swimmer’s DOB: (Clinic is for Swimmers 9-14)

Summer League Swim Team and years participated

T Shirt Size: YM - AXL

Payment Type: Cash or Check (payable to RICE Aquatics) on first day of clinic


You will receive instructions for the first clinic day, parking information, and forms to fill out for the first camp day via email no more than 48 hours after your email. (coachjason@riceaquatics.com)


Clinic Agenda:



Week 1

April 3rd and 5th

  • Posture and Balance for Freestyle/Backstroke
  • Freestyle/Backstroke Kick and Pull Patterns 
  • Freestyle/Backstroke Turns 


Week 2

April 10th and 12th

  • Breastroke and Butterfly Posture, Balance.
  • Breastroke and Butterfly Kick, Pull Pattern and Rhythm/Timing
  • Breastroke and Butterfly Turns and Under Waters


Week 3

April 17th and 18th

  • Drills and Skills for all 4 strokes
  • Emphasis on being efficient in the water
  • Introduction of IM Transitions


Week 4

April 24th and 26th

  • Continued Timing and Rhythm emphasis for all 4 strokes
  • Race Skills and Strategies
  • Starts and Turns for all 4 strokes and clinic wrap up.


*The practice agenda is an outline of planned topics, these may change due to the swimmer progression during the clinic. *