What & Why & Who & Way of Being for Clinics
What: The Clinic is a 3 hour session, aimed usually at more experience learners (Improver Plus and upwards) who may wish to improve 1 specific stroke or skill, or 1 aspect of a stroke.
Why: The 3 hours focus on a narrow skill banding allows the teacher/coach to work in a detailed and extended manner (usually in any single swimming lesson, the longest a skill or stroke would be worked-on is, say, 25 to 30 minutes unbroken). In being able to focus for this period of time, the teacher can 'iron-out' any persistent faults that have not been completely successfully addressed so far in usual weekly lessons or on Fast Track courses.
Alternatively, an already-competent swimmer may attend a Clinic in order to further refine and improve their stroke or the skill that is being delivered.
Who: Clinics are aimed primarily at Stroke Improver and Advanced swimmers who have already learnt all the fundamental skills pertaining but who may need extra work on one aspect, one stroke or who may wish to improve/develop further.
The clinic is not for lower-level swimmers (Improver and below) who have yet to learn the core fundamentals of the stroke being covered. The aim of the clinic is not to teach whatever stroke from scratch, but to improve and correct faults in an otherwise existing stroke.
- A warm welcome
- Brief of what the clinic is all about and the likely areas of attention
- 2 longer working sessions, each sub-divided into 3 or 4 sub-sets, split by a 20 minutes supervised break for a rest and refreshments (not included).
- 10-15 minute free play at the end of session
- Swimmer display and presentation session to parents.
Parents are welcome to either stay or leave, parents who leave are asked to return 20-30 minutes before the end of the session for the presentation.
Swim Clinics available:
- Diving, Starts and Turns
- Front Crawl
Please contact your venue office to check availability.