Starts and Turns

What is it?

Small group, highly focused skill correction clinic for kids and teenagers on dives and turns. Each swimmer will be filmed and have video analysis throughout the session (which is provided to parents afterwards), followed by a pool session working through specific exercises to help correct their dive starts and turns. This dive and turn clinic will go through dive starts (track start), tumble turns (free and backstroke) and touch turns (breaststroke and butterfly). Please note backstroke starts and medley turns will not be covered.


With a small group size of six swimmers per clinic, each swimmer is given tailored feedback and advice throughout the clinic. This clinic is run by Australian representative, Commonwealth recorder holder and Effortless Swimming coach Mitchell Patterson.

What you'll learn and cover during the clinic:

The key fundamentals for an explosive dive start

and how to maintain your speed off the blocks into your first six strokes

Comprehensive video analysis of your dive start and turns

to give you a better understanding of how to improve them (which is recorded and emailed to you after the clinic)

Finding the right number of kicks off the wall

to keep speed and momentum into the breakout.

How to position your head, hips, feet, and arms

during the start to get off the blocks quickly

Keeping a narrow and tight tuck position in your turns

to minimize drag for maximum speed

How to implement and maintain

their new skills into daily training

Price: $260

(includes a copy of their underwater filming and recorded video analysis)

How many spots are available for each clinic?

Each clinic is capped at a maximum of 6 swimmers

What you’ll need:

Flippers (preferably DMC Elite Training Fins but any brand is okay)

DMC Elite Training Fins available for purchase here

Front Snorkel

(like the FINIS or Speedo snorkels – available for purchase here)

Pull Buoy



You’ll be taken directly to a booking and payment page via WeTeachMe when booking.

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Cancellation policy – Because most clinics sell out we require 7 days notice if you can’t attend the clinic.