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

Individual Medley – Freestyle Coupling Motion

In our first session with Max, Coach Gary identified the problems with each of his 4 strokes for the Individual Medley. In freestyle and backstroke his lack of rotation and stroke rate is causing the biggest weakness in his Individual Medley.  Once Max is warmed up with a kicking set, we begin right away with a test set of underwater freestyle.   This set is a great way demonstrate how powerful this ‘coupling motion’ in freestyle and backstroke is.  Find out how Max improves on this classic test set. 

Individual Medley – Sculling Drills

Sculling swim drills can be a great way to improve your swim technique. In our introduction to Max Seidel coach Gary identified the problems to work on for their private sessions. When working in a private session we like to have the swimmer show us some of their favorite swim drills. This not only helps us learn new drills but we often modify or alter the drill to work towards our goals. Like many world class swimmers and coaches, Max’s favorites were sculling drills. These drills are great for any age/level of swimmer. They allow the swimmer to slow down and feel the water. Through practice these drills will make you a much faster swimmer.

Individual Medley – Max Seidel Introduction

Max Seidel is taking a year off from school at Princeton to train with renowned coach David Marsh at Team Elite in San Diego.  Max is competing for Switzerland and is focused on the 200 Individual Medley , hoping to qualify for the Olympic Team in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.    After watching Max train and seeing some of his race videos, Coach Gary put together a series of swim drills for each stroke that emphasize the technique we want Max to use.  Follow along our Individual Medley series with Max as we explore swim drills for each stroke that will help Max achieve his goals!

In our first video we introduce Max and analyze his strokes before our session began.  Coach Gary identifies the ‘problems’ he sees in his technique and prioritizes those for the upcoming sessions.

Swimming Starts – Running Dives

There are many facets to a great swimming start. One of the most important being the hip lift just before entry. Timing the ‘hip lift’ is quite nuanced and can make the difference between a poor, or great start. We have found running dives to be the best and fastest way to learn the hip lift. We worked with 5 different athletes that each made common mistakes in the running dive. This allows the athlete to understand what they need to work on in order to improve their swimming start. We are fortunate to practice at a pool that allows us to perform running dives safely so please follow your pool rules and practice safely.

AQUA NOTES

TRC Main Set

We often see swimmers who are pretty fast freestyle kickers, but when it comes to using that kick when they’re swimming, it disappears almost entirely. This week’s main set is dedicated to not only developing your freestyle kick but also learning how to use that kick when swimming.

How to Pace your 200 Races Correctly

Mental Training: Visualization

As swimmers approach the end of their summer season and prepare for championship meets, it is important to recognize how valuable the exercise of visualization becomes.

Mental Training: Visualization

Mental Training: Visualization

As swimmers approach the end of their summer season and prepare for championship meets, it is important to recognize how valuable the exercise of visualization becomes.

TRC Main Set

This week’s main set
A freestyle technique we really stress is the elevation of the hand at the end of the recovery. The
idea is to get the tricep to hit the water, then the forearm and finally the hand.

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.
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  • 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