Our second Swim Smooth/CBCG Swim Camp in Hood River is scheduled! We are returning to the Columbia Gorge for another couple of days of swim analysis and instruction on October 19-20 at the fantastic Hood River Aquatic Center. Our first Hood River swim camp was a huge success, but instead of plugging ourselves, we’ll let one of our campers speak for us:
“What the heck is swim camp? Let me break it down: 2 days, 2 amazing coaches, 4 campers/swimmers, 2 hours of video analysis, 8 hours in the pool with a swim test, specific instruction on drills targeted at your ‘opportunities,’ lots of time to practice those drills, culminating in a massive swim set aimed at testing what we learned. Chris and Molly of CBCG are so knowledgeable, plus they made learning and working hard fun.
I was able to feel a significant improvement in my swimming over the course of the two days. The decreased level of effort I expended to swim FASTER was unbelievable. I also had the opportunity to spend the weekend with three amazing people who are now friends that I’ll see again. Nicole, Jenny and Sebastian, until next time!”
Pretty good, huh? We think so too, and we’re really happy that our camper was so happy. Swim instruction is incredibly important for triathletes, and it’s rare to spend an entire weekend focused on all the different aspects of a proper open-water freestyle stroke. Here’s the schedule for our next camp in Hood River:
Saturday (Day One)
8-10am—session one: threshold testing, CSS swimming, and videotaping
10am-12pm—classroom: video analysis of your stroke in a group setting, which helps you see that all swimmers are different, which is the Swim Smooth way!
12-2pm—session two: introduction to the Swim Smooth primary drills
Sunday (Day Two)
8-10am—session three: stroke correction session and technique/endurance session
10am-12pm—a much needed break!
12-2pm—session four: the mysterious and effective Red Mist Set!
If that sounds like something you need, then head here to sign up! We are limiting camp to eight participants, so make this a priority if improving your swim is something that interests you this winter!