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. 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

Dolphin Kick – Maggie MacNeil Velocity Meter

Maggie MacNeil is the fastest dolphin kicker that we have ever tested. She is the best in 11 of 17 parameters we use to test the dolphin kick. Coach Gary highlights 5 key swim techniques that makes her kick so extraordinary. Kick cycle time, knee bend, range of motion and hip flexion are the parameters that coach Gary reveals in this video.

Maggie MacNeil Dolphin Kick with Rick Bishop

There are 17 parameters we use to measure the Dolphin Kick. Olympic Gold Medalist Maggie MacNeil has the best results we’ve seen in 11 of those parameters. Coach Gary Hall Sr analyzes Maggie’s velocity meter data with Louisiana State University head coach Rick Bishop and Maggie. Even though Maggie has the fastest dolphin kick in the world Coach Gary finds a few areas to improve on.

Start Review – Maggie MacNeil and Rick Bishop

Coach Gary Hall analyzes Maggie MacNeil’s swimming starts with LSU head coach Rick Bishop.  We tested Maggie’s start using her normal weight forward technique vs a weight back start.  We believe the true test of a start should be the time to 12 meters however this doesn’t mean the quickest off the block will be the fastest.  With the weight back start you sacrifice a bit of reaction time but if done efficiently can yield much higher velocity speed as the swimmer leaves the block and ultimately faster at 12 meters.  Most elite women use a weight forward start while the elite men typically use a weight back start.  Find out the difference in these two swimming starts with LSU head coach Rick Bishop, Maggie and Coach Gary Hall. 

Swimming Start – Maggie MacNeil

We recently tested Olympic Gold Medalist Maggie MacNeil’s swimming start using our Velocity Meter technology. Maggie won the Gold Medal in the women’s 100 m butterfly at the Tokyo Olympic Games and most recently at the Commonwealth Games. She is known for coming home faster than any other swimmer in history. Maggie does have a good swimming start, but could use improvement. Like most elite female competitors, she uses a weight forward start. This requires more weight to the front foot and the center of mass to be positioned directly over the hands. The advantage of this start is typically a quicker reaction time off the blocks. We believe that the measure of a good start is not the reaction time, but the swimmer’s time to 12 meters. When done properly, a weight back start often is faster. We tested Maggie’s weight forward vs weight back start in this video.

AQUA NOTES

Dryland: Building a great Race Club program for Swimming

Dryland: Building a Great Race Club Program for Swimming

Dryland training is one of the five key pillars or disciplines required to become a fast swimmer. Every elite swimmer has a good dryland program. The other key disciplines are swim training, mental training, nutrition and recovery. Whether you are an age-group swimmer, Masters swimmer or triathlete, if you don’t already have a good dryland program, you need one. Even the youngest age group swimmers at ten years of age or younger should have a dryland program.

TRC Main Set – Underwater Kick – Beat the Beep

Dryland: Building a Great Race Club Program for Swimming Dryland training is one of the five key pillars or disciplines required to become a fast swimmer. Every elite swimmer has a good dryland program. The other key disciplines are swim training, mental training, nutrition and recovery. Whether you are an age-group swimmer, Masters swimmer or…

Freestyle and Backstroke Recovery Technique: Correcting the Overreach

Freestyle and Backstroke Recovery Technique: Correcting the Overreach

Over-reaching the arms and hands on the freestyle and backstroke recoveries are common problems in technique that are seen among many of our Race Club swimmers.

TRC Main Set – Backstroke Stroke Rate & Legs

Freestyle and Backstroke Recovery Technique: Correcting the Overreach Over-reaching the arms and hands on the freestyle and backstroke recoveries are common problems in technique that are seen among many of our Race Club swimmers. Join the club to access this page! You must purchase one of our Race Club memberships: The Race Club Membership –…

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