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

Coley Stickels Dryland – Boxing Sequence I

Learn the movements for the warmup exercise for the strength training for swimmers routine that Coach Coley Stickels of Indiana University Men’s and Women’s swim team uses for their specific dryland training needs. This is the first in a series of the progression of different strength training exercises that Coach Coley implements exclusively in Lanes 3 and 4.

Individual Medley – Freestyle

Swiss Olympic hopeful Max Seidel is ready to try out his new individual medley freestyle technique.  After a series of drills Max has shown that he can achieve greater coupling motion focusing on an elevated core, high octane recovery and extended recovery technique.  In this set of 4 x 25’s Coach Gary challenges Max to achieve a 90 stroke rate using these swim techniques.  For the individual medley we believe it is optimal for Max to use a hybrid freestyle at 90 strokes per minute.  He is used to swimming around 80 strokes a minute with a low/medium octane.  His freestyle leg has been his weakest leg in his IM.  Find out how Max does with his new technique.

Freestyle – Core Balance Drills

Swim coaches and swimmers often overlook how to hold your core while swimming even though it can make a huge difference in your speed.  At the Race Club we believe a swimmer should tuck their belly in by engaging the lower lumbar while swimming.  This can be achieved by laying on the flat ground and ‘pressing’ your lower flat to the ground.  In Yoga and Pilates this ‘core’ concept is key to the movement and exercises taught and for good reason.  We love core balance exercises that Coach Coley Stickels has taught us in our previous dryland series.  In this video Coach Gary and Max teach each other some core balance exercises that are done in the pool with a kickboard and pull buoy that teaches the swimmer how to hold the core in swimming.

Freestyle – Stop and Pop

Swiss Olympic hopeful Max Seidel is learning a new extended recovery technique for his freestyle. When using this technique swimming slow we call it the Stop and Pop drill. In our previous episode with Max, he practiced the 6 Kick 1 Stroke drill focusing on the extended recovery. Before we try swimming this technique at fast speeds Coach Gary teaches Max the Stop and Pop drill that requires slow or warmup speed swimming. This allows the swimmer to keep focus on the critical moment when the hand starts to drive forward and up during the recovery.

AQUA NOTES

TRC Main Set

This week’s main set is one we love to use to improve breaststrokers’ kick cycle time. A fast breaststroke kick cycle time is crucial for strong coupling in breaststroke.

TRC Main Set

This week’s main set is one I just had one of our swimmers do this morning. This swimmer has come to see us twice now, and every time I get to coach him it’s an absolute pleasure.

IM Technique: Shaine Casas

IM Technique: Shaine Casas
While attending the USA Swimming National Team alumni reunion on the final night of swimming competition at US Nationals, I was impressed with two swims.

TRC Main Set

This week’s main set is for all our backstrokers or those who want to improve their backstroke. Using a progression of drills and eventually a tempo trainer, we’ll get you to swim backstroke Race Club style. This whole set should be done with fins since a majority of it is drill work.

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.
$250.00 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.
$375.00 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 and Dr. Megan Cannon
  • 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.
$2300.00 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.
$3500.00 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 and Dr. Megan Cannon
  • 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

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