TTC Swim Clinic 2: Advanced Stroke Improvement & Efficiency

  • 21 Feb 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Rosedale Heights SS- 711 Bloor Street East Toronto, Ontario, M4W1J4
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On Sunday, Feb 21st, swim coach Eric Vanderbeek will be holding a 2-hour Swim Stroke Improvement Clinic at Rosedale Heights SS starting from 1-3 pm.  

On Sunday, February 21, the Toronto Triathlon Club is hosting an Advanced Swim Clinic from 1-3 pm. The goal of this clinic will be to introduce new technical angles and ways of thinking to swimmers who have plateaued in recent months or even years. This clinic will feature a discussion by Coach Eric Vanderbeek on the nature of swimming and the unique technical challenges that it can posses as well as how athletes can expect to overcome those challenges. 

Participants will then jump in the pool for a technique focused swim with a specific emphasis on how to identify and address weaknesses in the stroke. 

Recommend for those that can swim a personal best of 1:50 per 100m or faster. Swimmers at this clinic are expected to have a strong grasp of basic body positioning in the water and proper stroke mechanics. 

What they will learn: 

Participants can expect to go over the finer points of the catch and pull motion of the freestyle stroke. This clinic will also cover how to generate more power out of your freestyle kick by increasing flexibility and function in the ankle. Finally, this clinic will serve as a chance to iron out any bad habits that may have formed over years of swimming with the same stroke technique. The clinic will also have a strong focus on improving the rhythm and relaxed feel of the stroke in the water. 

Why they should attend: 

As training for the spring  starts to gear up, this a great chance to add some new skills and techniques to your toolbox that will allow you to start the season strong and train with a purpose. It is also an excellent opportunity to get a detailed analysis of the specifics of your stroke and things that you as an individual can do to improve.   

Needed: appropriate swim wear, goggles and preferably a swim cap and a water bottle, warm clothes for deck. 


Limit of 18 people.


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