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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

Dryland – Pre Workout Shoulder Stretches

Swimmers often overlook shoulder stretches and don’t take the time or proper technique to perform these exercises efficiently.  Swimming is unlike any other sport in that you hyper extend the shoulder joint and therefore displace it.  In order to swim fast, one must have a good range of mobility in the shoulder joints.  Marc is a Lane 4 client and has been working with Gary Sr to achieve his goal of 24 seconds in the 50 free.  As a former soccer player, Marc is strong but lacks flexibility in the joints that are critical for fast swimming.  In this first video we will explore a pre workout shoulder stretches sequence that will not only help build muscle but also prevent injury.

Freestyle Kicking Technique – Overbend

In Marc Clayton’s next session Coach Gary continues to work on freestyle kicking technique.  Through working with Marc we discovered three main problems with his freestyle swim technique; his pulling motion, body rotation and kicking technique.  In the following sessions with Marc, while his pulling motion and body rotation improved tremendously he reverted to his old ’50 yard field goal’ kicking technique that has near a 90 degree bend in the knee.  Coach Gary emphasized to Marc that this will be a longer lasting challenge and focused their last session sole on freestyle kicking technique.  Find out what swim drills and training equipment Coach Gary used to help Marc understand the fastest way to kick.

Backstroke Stroke Rate Test Set with Amy Bilquist

At the Race Club we believe the three most important swim techniques in Backstroke are stroke rate, stroke rate and stroke rate.  No matter how good your swim technique is, if you don’t have a high backstroke rate, your not going to win. 

Head Coach Gary Hall Sr worked with American Olympic hopeful Amy Bilquist on finding her optimal stroke rate.  Amy is tall and therefore has to work a little harder to maintain her peak stroke rate.  In the final video of this Backstroke Stroke Rate series with Amy we put her to the test with a set designed to challenge maintaining a stroke rate of 105.  In our previous videos, we gave Amy a series of swim drills to get her comfortable and understand what it takes to get to a 105 stroke rate.  It’s one thing to be able to get to this stroke rate for a 25, find out how she does throughout this test set!

Freestyle Swimming Test Set

Coach Gary Hall Sr. directs Marc in this session, and by using a Tempo Trainer, takes his freestyle stroke rate from what is appropriate for 100 yards or meters, up to the highest stroke rate Marc is able to achieve- more directed for the 50 sprint. What Marc learns, however, is that going with a faster stroke rate does not always lead to a faster swim. In this session, by going too fast with his arms, or spinning, Marc loses valuable coupling energy and distance per stroke. That leads to a slower test swim than when he slows his stroke rate down slightly, yet uses much better technique.

AQUA NOTES

Why you should stretch before a workout

Why you should stretch your shoulders before a workout
Swimming is a low-impact sport, causing few severe traumatic injuries when compared to contact sports.

Race Club Main Set-Freestyle Flutter Kick

Race Club Main Set
In this week’s Race Club Main Set we introduce a set designed to help the freestyle flutter kick. Some of the common mistakes we see in the freestyle flutter kick

Getting the Freestyle Kick Right

Getting the Freestyle Kick right Acquiring the capability to kick freestyle fast requires that a swimmer develop three crucial abilities: Extraordinary ankle plantar flexion  Leg…

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!

JOIN THE CLUB

We provide swimming videos for all age groups, triathletes and competitive swimmers.
Explore a breakdown of our prices for weekly videos and more below.
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Limited Time Only

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

DIVE INTO LANE 1 FOR FREE

LANE 1

Dive into Lane 1 to learn the basic Race Club swimming techniques.
FREE Account
  • Weekly Promo Video, Aquanote, and Newsletter

FEATURED SERVICES

  • The Video Analysis

    $600.00
    Add to cart
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    The Velocity Meter

    $1,000.00
    Add to cart
  • Pressure Meter

    The Pressure Meter

    $1,000.00
    Add to cart
  • The Propulsion/Drag Meter (PDM)

    $1,500.00
    Add to cart
  • The College Placement Video

    $750.00
    Add to cart

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