The Race Club – Swimming Camps • Coaching • Competitive Training • Advanced Techniques

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 Pull Series – Sculling Progression Swim Drill

As we continue the freestyle pull session with Artyom Machekin, Coach Gary teaches a swim progression using the FINIS ISO paddles. This progression is designed to get the most out of each phase of the underwater pull. Although these drills are technical, they allow the swimmer to realize the maximal efficiency for each phase of the underwater pull. Recently Coach Gary discovered emphasizing the back end of the pull can result in total velocity even though it may decrease stroke rate.  Artyom learned this technique using dryland exercises.  After his warmup, Artyom is now learning how to pull in the pool using this swim progression.

Freestyle Pulling Motion – Warm Up

After performing some dryland exercises Artyom warmups with Coach Gary. Whenever we approach a workout it’s a good idea to implement drills and exercises that incorporate that technique. In our first video, Coach Gary discusses how to finish the pull by dorsee flexing the wrist through the back end of the pull cycle. Learn how we continue this ‘freestyle pull series’ as we warmup.

Freestyle Pulling Motion – Dryland

We recently worked with Belarus Olympian Artyom Machekin on the freestyle pulling motion.  Artyom competed for Belarus in the Tokyo Olympics clocking a personal best in the 100 free 48.6.   Since working with Olympian Brad Tandy, Coach Gary discusses his new findings on the Freestyle pulling motion and how to achieve the most out of the pull.  Before we enter the pool Artyom does some freestyle simulation and dryland exercises on deck in order to understand this swim technique. 

Freestyle Pulling Motion – Correcting the Out Sweep

At the Race Club we see a lot of swimmers that have an out sweep in freestyle. This swim technique mistake is more common than an in sweep but we do see a lot of both problems. We have found the FINIS Iso Paddle to be a great tool to correct the out sweep. The design of this product creates resistance in either an out sweep or in sweep pulling motion that allows the athlete to understand how to pull correctly. Check out how Gary Sr works with the Race Club Campers that all had a problem ‘out sweeping’ in their freestyle swim technique.

AQUA NOTES

TRC Main Set-IM

TRC-Main Set of the Week

This IM main set is primarily focused on the middle part of the IM (backstroke and breaststroke) and fast transitions. Swim the 25s fly and free in the IMs fast and the back and breast around threshold pace. For the sets of 4×50, focus on fast turns between the strokes.

Freestyle Pulling Motion: Correcting the In Sweep

Freestyle Pulling Motion: Correcting the In Sweep

In the freestyle pull, because of the anatomy of the shoulder joint, there will always be some in sweep of the hand as it moves backward past the shoulder. The question is how much should the hand in sweep?

TRC Main Set

TRC-Main Set of the Week

We’re changing it up this week and throwing a kicking main set at you! We often find swimmers not working enough on their kick in an average week of workouts.

Freestyle Pulling Motion: The Out Sweep

Freestyle Pulling Motion: The Out Sweep

The out sweep of the pulling hand in freestyle is one of five common pulling mistakes we find at The Race Club. In most cases, the out sweep occurs at the beginning of the catch during the lift phase.

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.
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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