Pre-Tryout Clinic Day 1


Streamline from above. Locked thumb, squeezed ears, looking down.
A woman swimmer streamlines under water at the start of a race.

What are the 3 things for streamline we’re working on?

1) Lock Thumb
2) Look Down
3) Squeeze Ears with elbows

Standing on Deck, demonstrate and say it.

Jump in and run or swim to 1/2 way in Mini lane as fast as possible. Get out.

On deck, review “setting up your lane:”

Set up your lane

1st person starts in the lane’s corner.

Everyone else lines up along the lane line.

#1 pushes off, does their activity, then moves over. Returns to the back of the line.

#2 can begin with the person ahead of them crosses the black line to the other side of the lane.

You can do anything when you return. Stay out of the way.

Get in and set up your lane.

3 x do a streamline off the wall. When you stop, or take a breath, move over and set up your lane.

Get out.


Turn your head to the side, chin above shoulder

Only move the head. Get in habit of looking to the side, then forward without lifting head.

Stand in shallow enough water so your back and head are flat at the surface.

Do no go so deep feet float away from the floor.

Stand comfortably with face in the water.

Best is to have the head aiming directly at the bottom of the pool.

Twist the head to the side.

Breathe in, and immediately rotate head down again. Avoid any motion with the back or neck to lift head up.

Keep 1 eye in water and corner of lips.

Inhale one deep breath, aiming face to the side. Keep feet planted on the ground.

Twist face down to aim back at the floor. Avoid lifting the head or back.

Do 1 length of FREEstyle with side breathing.

Question of the Day: What is a 25?
Y = 3 jumps into the water where it is a little deep.
N = 3 times touch the bottom with your hand.

Alligator Wrestle.

3 x SL + roll around on your belly and back spinning like you’re wrestling an alligator. Rotate 3 times and take 1 breath as you do.

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