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Swim Clinics

There will be no swim clinics offered Summer 2014. Please check back later for Fall 2014 swim clinics.

 

Swim clinics include up to 5 participants who all want to work on a specific aspect of swimming. Participants receive specialized instruction on swim strokes in a small group setting for an incredibly subsidized rate. See below for specific swim clinic descriptions and dates. Contact Cassidy Seals at casseals@pdx.edu if you have any questions.


SWIM CLINICS 

Front Crawl/Back Crawl

Breaststroke/Sidestroke

Basics for the Fearful Swimmer

Basics for the Novice Swimmer

Efficiency-Turns and Technique

Efficiency-Open Water

Front Crawl/Back Crawl

The focus of this clinic is to work on proper timing, technique and stroke refinement of the crawl strokes in order to achieve more ease, efficiency, power and endurance. Participants should be able to swim at least one lap (down and back) using any style of swimming stroke.  A desire to master both strokes is not necessary but both strokes will be covered.  Participants may choose to work on one stroke only during the duration of the clinic. Participants are taught by a certified instructor. 

 

Cost: $20

Breaststroke/Sidestroke

This course focuses on Breaststroke and Sidestroke. Drills and techniques are practiced to increase proficiency in these two strokes.

 

Cost: $20

Basics for the Fearful Swimmer

Basics for the Fearful helps participants feel more comfortable in the aquatic environment. Safety and comfort in, on and around water are the main focus of this course.

 

Cost: $20

Basics for the Novice Swimmer

This course introduces the new swimmer to the aquatic environment. Safety lessons are included in each lesson, as well as an introduction to breath control, bobbing, floating, kicking, armstrokes, and full strokes. Participants in this class may have some experience in the water, but cannot swim a full length of the pool.

 

Cost: $20 

Efficiency-Turns and Technique

Turns and Techniques is recommended for those swimmers who are proficient in one or more strokes and wish to improve their flip and open turns, as well as practice drills to improve their strokes. Participants must be able to swim the length of the pool down and back.

 

Cost: $10

 

Efficiency-Open Water

Open Water is an introduction to swimming of bodies of water other than a pool. Sighting, drafting, and traithlon training tips are areas of focus in this course.

 

Cost: $10

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