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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

Freestyle Swimming Technique – Blowing Bubbles

2021 Tokyo Olympian Brad Tandy recently visited the Race Club in San Diego to improve his freestyle swimming technique.  Coach Gary and Brad discussed how to breath in the 50 freestyle.  In our previous video on Breathing in Freestyle, Coach Gary Sr tested the drag difference between blowing bubbles during a hyper streamline and holding the air in.   The results of our drag study showed a 9.1% reduction when the bubbles were being exhaled.  In this video Coach Gary furthers his investigation into this technique using the Velocity Meter technology with Brad.  We also learn how the Emperor Penguins and Cruise Ships use this technique in their respective environments.  Find out if this swimming technique can make a difference and it may help you decide how to breath in your own race! 

Brad Tandy Freestyle Series

The Race Club has been busy working on a project we’re excited to share with our members. Just a couple of weeks before the Olympic Trials, we received a visit from two exceptional swimmers. One of those swimmers is South African Olympian and Race Club legend Brad Tandy.

Backstroke Dryland Exercises

There is so much we can teach swimmers about backstroke technique before they even put a foot in the water. Not only can we teach them good form outside of the water, but we actually think it’s easier to do so before getting in. In this video, masters swimmers Rich and Laura go through a set of dryland exercises to learn the proper backstroke pulling motion.

Although Rich and Laura are both longtime swimmers, there was still plenty for us to correct in their backstrokes. We first start with a simple body rotation drill. Next, we have swimmers raise their arms to shoulder level and continue rotating. After a few rotations with hands at shoulder level, we have them raise their hands above their heads. This gives us and the swimmers an idea of their shoulder rotation and where they might be limited. It also helps them loosen up and feel just how far their shoulders should rotate in backstroke.

Next, it’s time to incorporate the pulling motion. We often see swimmers pulling out too wide and not pushing water back for long enough. The key here is to enter the water pinky down and almost immediately break the elbow. This allows the hand to come straight down and push water back for longer, giving us maximum propulsion.

AQUA NOTES

Do Air Bubbles really make us faster Swimmers?

Do Air Bubbles really make us faster Swimmers?

I have to admit, when a Masters swimmer, Kris, who is also a marine researcher in the Florida Keys, stopped me one day during workout and asked me if the air bubbles under the swimmer’s bodies made them faster, I didn’t know the answer.

Main Set: Lung Capacity

Main Set: Lung Capacity

This week we released a video on the benefit of releasing air bubbles under your chest while swimming freestyle. This has shown to reduce drag in our velocity meter studies.

The Correct Pulling Motion for Sprint Freestyle

The Correct Pulling Motion for Sprint Freestyle
Although much attention has been directed to using a high elbow pulling motion in freestyle, at The Race Club, we do not believe that is the best pulling technique for the 50-meter sprint event.

Main Set: Pulling Motion

Main Set: Pulling Motion

With this week’s video release focusing on freestyle pulling motion, it’s only fitting to provide a main set our Race Clubbers can use to practice what they’ve learned.

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: Pro

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
  • Online Coach: Thomas Hensen
  • Access to complete library of workouts for swimming and dryland

LANE 4: Elite

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
  • Online Coaches: Gary Hall Sr., Gary Hall Jr., Alex Meyer
  • 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: Pro

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
  • Online Coaches: Thomas Hensen
  • Access to complete library of workouts for swimming and dryland

LANE 4: Elite

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
  • Online Coaches: Gary Hall Sr., Gary Hall Jr., Alex Meyer
  • 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
  • TRC_VM_Product

    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