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BECAUSE LIFE IS WORTH SWIMMING

Our mission is to promote swimming through sport, lifelong enjoyment, and good health benefits. Our objective is for each member of The Race Club to improve his or her swimming performances, health, and self-esteem through our educational programs, services and creativity.

The Race Club features the primary resources available for swimmers: Swim Camp, Swim Video Subscriptions and Individual Swim Coaching. The Swim Camps are 8-session clinics held in California and Florida. The Race Club Membership is a subscription services providing access to weekly videos and more. Our individual swim coaching services are available online, where you live or at one of our two locations.

We strive to help each member of The Race Club overcome challenges and reach his or her individual life goals from Olympic swim training to developing freestyle swimming technique. The Race Club provides facilities, swim coaching, training, technical instruction, video, fitness and health programs for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Race Club swim camps are designed and tailored to satisfy each swimmer’s needs, whether one is trying to reach the Olympic Games or simply improve their fitness level. Our programs are suitable for beginning swimmers, pleasure swimmers, fitness swimmers, USA swimming, YMCA swimmers, or triathletes; anyone who wants to improve swimming skills. All of our Race Club members share an enjoyment of being in the water and use swimming to stimulate a more active mind and body.

VIDEO LIBRARY

Backstroke Starts – Introduction

At the Race Club we work with athletes of all ages and abilities. Often times they require different training methods or swim techniques. In this Backstroke Starts video series we worked with a variety of age group swimmers and Masters that each required different approaches to their respective start. Of course there is a technique that we strive for and that we were fortunate to have superstar age group swimmer Josh Zuchowski perform. Josh is a soon to be collegiate swimmer that swims all 4 strokes extremely well but his specialty is backstroke. We were excited to help Josh get a little better with his backstroke start! The ideal start is not for everyone as we will learn in the series but there is a good reason why most of the best backstroke starters in the world use a very similar backstroke start technique. We believe it’s important to understand what that technique entails no matter what age you are.

Freestyle – Hand Entry Swim Drill

Head Race Club Coach Devin Murphy leads this session with the campers where they continue to work on the hand entry in freestyle. We like to use a mono snorkel and fins when working on the hand entry that allows the swimmer to focus on the swim technique. We are seeing the best swimmers in the enter the water with the fingers and hand squeezed together and then separated slightly for the initiation of the pull phase. Some swimmers have a natural tendency to do this technique but it’s definitely worth noting and working on if you are like most swimmers that enter the water with relaxed hands.

Freestyle Swim Technique Breathing

A lot of swimmers don’t think about how they are breathing but it can make a huge difference in your freestyle swim technique. Even at the highest level there are common mistakes in breathing. Nathan Adrian is perhaps the best ‘breather’ in the world when it comes to how he takes his breath in a race. He uses his neck muscles to force the head back down quickly to minimize the amount of drag caused by the head out of alignment. In this video Race Club coaches teach swim drills to help the campers learn the proper way to breath, like Nathan Adrian!

Freestyle – Knife Hand Entry

The swimming technique of how to hold the hand at entry in freestyle is not often discussed. Yet it is extremely important. An improper positioning of the hand and wrist at entry can lead to big increases in frontal drag during this early part of the pulling cycle. Many swimmers are taught to relax their hands at entry which is a huge mistake. Doing so leads to the water flowing and opening the fingers and thumb or turning the wrist either to the outside (flaring) or upwards. The increase in drag from the poor hand technique at race speed can range from a 3% to 12% increase, depending on the position of the hand.

We have found that by turning the pinky down and holding the hand vertically after the breath stroke in hip-driven and hybrid-freestyle can further reduce the drag from the hand in front. Rising swimming superstar Josh Zuchowski demonstrates in this video how he rotates his hand with the little pinky down after the breath stroke in freestyle to glide through the water with less resistance. This technique has been used by some of the world’s greatest hip and hybrid freestylers, including Michael Phelps, Sun Yang and Mykail Romanchuk of Ukraine.

AQUA NOTES

5 Reasons to Subscribe to The Race Club

Five Reasons to Subscribe to The Race Club 

If you are like me, you think twice, no, three times, before subscribing to anything. Here are five good reasons why, after your third time considering, you should click the subscribe tab on your phone or keyboard and become a Race Club member. 

Main Set: Two Great Backstroke Sets

Two Great Backstroke Sets

In training swimmers at The Race Club, we feel some sets should focus on technique, while others should focus on conditioning using good technique. Here are two sets that include both.

Is Teaching Bilateral Breathing in Freestyle Necessary?

Is Teaching Bilateral Breathing in Freestyle Necessary?

Of the thousands of swimmers who have come to The Race Club, we have found that a very high percentage of them are being taught to breathe to both sides in freestyle, often referred to as bilateral breathing. Observing elite freestylers of both genders,

Improving your Hip Driven Freestyle Technique

In our new video release this week, we take a very commonly used and popular drill and apply it to a different swimming technique, hip-driven freestyle. Normally, we use this drill in teaching the importance of coupling in shoulder-driven freestyle, but this drill has many other good applications. 

USMS OFFICIAL PARTNERSHIP

Understanding the science behind the swim techniques the fastest swimmers in the world use is necessary in order to become the best one can be. At The Race Club, we believe good swimming technique combined with the right swim training allows the swimmer to progress to the highest level of performance. However, most swimmers can benefit from more technical instruction in order to improve. Swimming technique is half of the equation toward fast swimming, yet few swimmers nor coaches spend much time on technique.

As a USMS Member, you will receive a free 2 Month Trial and 20% off the membership fee. This won’t last long!

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We provide swimming videos for all age groups, triathletes and competitive swimmers.
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MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS

LANE 2

For a deeper dive into great swimming technique, move over to Lane 2.
$9.99 Per Month | 7-Day Free Trial
  • Full access to Aqua Notes library
  • Complete Video tutorials

LANE 3

For swimmers that want to go faster, move up to Lane 3.
$19.99 Per Month
  • Full access to Aqua Notes & Video Library
  • Access to Dryland exercise videos, interviews and more
  • A lot more awesome features

LANE 4

For the most comprehensive online coaching possible, move into the fastest speed of the Lane 4 subscription.
$225.00 Per Month
  • Full access to Aqua Notes & Video Library
  • Access to Dryland exercise videos, interviews and more
  • 2 live 30 minute Video Conferences per month w/ a Race Club Coach
  • Access to complete library of workouts for swimming and dryland

LANE 4 w/Gary Hall

For the most comprehensive online coaching possible, move into the fastest speed of the Lane 4 subscription.
$325.00 Per Month
  • Full access to Aqua Notes & Video Library
  • Access to Dryland exercise videos, interviews and more
  • 2 live 30 minute Video Conferences per month w/ a Race Club Coach
  • Access to complete library of workouts for swimming and dryland

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTIONS

LANE 2

For a deeper dive into great swimming technique, move over to Lane 2.
$99.99 Per Year | 7-Day Free Trial
  • Full access to Aqua Notes library
  • Complete Video tutorials

LANE 3

For swimmers that want to go faster, move up to Lane 3.
$199.99 Per Year
  • Full access to Aqua Notes & Video Library
  • Access to Dryland exercise videos, interviews and more
  • A lot more awesome features

LANE 4

For the most comprehensive online coaching possible, move into the fastest speed of the Lane 4 subscription.
$1999.99 Per Year
  • Full access to Aqua Notes & Video Library
  • Access to Dryland exercise videos, interviews and more
  • 2 live 30 minute Video Conferences per month w/ a Race Club Coach
  • Access to complete library of workouts for swimming and dryland

LANE 4 w/Gary Hall

For the most comprehensive online coaching possible, move into the fastest speed of the Lane 4 subscription.
$2999.99 Per Year
  • Full access to Aqua Notes & Video Library
  • Access to Dryland exercise videos, interviews and more
  • 2 live 30 minute Video Conferences per month w/ a Race Club Coach
  • Access to complete library of workouts for swimming and dryland

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REGISTER FOR SWIM CAMP

The Race Club Swim Camps are unlike any other swim camps or clinics. Swimmers will focus on all strokes, starts and swim turns, while improving freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly technique. Learn 4 different types of dryland training, the science of swimming and the 5 disciplines of fast swimming. Develop seasonal planning, mental training and race strategy techniques that are sure to give you an edge over your competition. Whether you’re a beginner, master, triathlete or a competitive swimmer, we recommend that all campers attend every camp session to gain a comprehensive knowledge of our methodologies to improve your swimming technique. All swim camps below are open for registration.

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Coronado, CA

Brian Bent Memorial Aquatics Complex 818 Sixth Street Coronado, CA 92118
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Islamorada, FL

Founders Park 87000 Overseas Highway Islamorada, FL 33036