What is it?
A 3-hour freestyle stroke correction clinic with underwater filming and analysis that helps swimmers and triathletes improve their technique and efficiency by using the latest stroke development techniques. Live filming and analysis means you get to work on specific aspects of your stroke with regular feedback throughout the clinic. All clinics are run by specifically trained Effortless Swimming coaches who have competed or coached at a National or International level but have experience working with all levels of swimmers.
Who’s it for?
Swimmers and triathletes wanting to become faster, more efficient and confident in their swimming. Suitable for both adults, teenagers, and swimmers 10 years or older.
What you’ll learn and cover during the clinic:
- The fundamentals of freestyle giving you a better understanding of how the stroke works
- Comprehensive video analysis above and below the water that you’ll receive a copy of to take home with you
- Finding the balance between stroke rate (cadence) and stroke length (distance per stroke)
- How to develop feel for the water and why most swimmers miss the ‘elusive’ catch
- Stretching and flexibility for swimming and how tightness might be holding you back from achieving your best
- How to implement your new stroke changes into daily training
$220 (includes a copy of your underwater filming and recorded video analysis via the Skillest app)
How many spots are available?
Each clinic has two coaches and is capped at a maximum of 12 swimmers
** You’ll be taken directly to a payment page when booking.
Sydney Click here to book
10:30 am – 1:30 pm at Cook and Phillip Park Pool, Sydney CBD – November 5th, 2017 (Sold Out)
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm at Cook and Phillip Park Pool, Sydney CBD – November 5th, 2017
10:30 am – 1:30 pm at Cook and Phillip Park Pool, Sydney CBD – November 19th, 2017
2:30 pm – 5:30 pm at Cook and Phillip Park Pool, Sydney CBD – November 19th, 2017
Gold Coast Click here to book
10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, QLD – November 11th, 2017
Melbourne – Huntingtower School Pool, Glen Waverley – Click here to book
10:30 am – 1:30 pm at Huntingtower School Pool, Glen Waverley – November 18th, 2017
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Huntingtower School Pool, Glen Waverley- November 18th, 2017
Newcastle Click here to book
9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Charlestown Pool, Charlestown, NSW – November 4th, 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Charlestown Pool, Charlestown, NSW – November 4th, 2017
Canberra Click here to book
10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Australian Institute of Sport, Leverrier St, Bruce – November 11th, 2017 (Sold Out)
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm at Australian Institute of Sport, Leverrier St, Bruce – November 11th, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Beatty Park Leisure Centre, 220 Vincent St. North Perth – November 19th, 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Beatty Park Leisure Centre, 220 Vincent St. North Perth – November 19th, 2017
9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Manly Heated Pool, 1 Fairland Cres, Manly QLD 4179 – November 12th, 2017
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Manly Heated Pool, 1 Fairland Cres, Manly QLD 4179 – November 12th, 2017
Is your city not listed or the dates above don’t suit you? Let us know where you’d like us to visit by emailing us here.
What you’ll need:
- Fins/Flippers (we recommend DMC Elite fins)
- Pull Buoy
Need a birthday present for a loved one? Freestyle Clinic gift vouchers are available for purchase here.
What others are saying:
“I just wanted to pass along my appreciation and thanks for your swim clinics. Last weekend I completed my first event since then – a Sprint distance triathlon at Jervis bay. Previously my pb for swim leg was 20:31 and on the weekend I smashed it and PB in 16:24. So again, I just wanted to say thanks.” – Michael Taylor, Canberra
“I thought I should tell you that today I timed my 400m for the first time since attending your Sydney clinic in July. My time was 9:22. Today it was 8:24. Incredible. Thank you so much, now I can reach my goal of completing my bronze this summer!” – Rosy Pragono, Sydney
“Thought I would just share what a difference your swim clinic has made in such a short time. Just over a week after the clinic I did a 1 km TT with buoy as that has been my benchmark over the years. Previous best was 18.40, today 18.03. I just feel so much better in the water.” – John Fulker, Sydney
“A little over a month ago, my 10-year old son attended a Freestyle Clinic run by Brenton and the Effortless Swimming team. What a fantastic experience! The opportunity for immediate feedback via video analysis was priceless for Gus and, quite simply, the results speak for themselves. Since the clinic, he has dropped a whopping 25 seconds from his 400m freestyle time, down to 1.25 per 100m over that distance. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending a Clinic to others keen to improve their performance in the water ” – Sarah Ciesiolka, Orange, NSW
“I just wanted to say a big thank you for the clinic on Sunday. I have just saved 10 seconds off my 100m and it felt easier!!! I have just done 2km in the pool and it feels like I have only done 500m.” Paula Luke, Sydney
“I knocked 6 minutes off my time from last years Nepean Triathlon swim…I felt much more relaxed, in control and felt smooth – it is the first time I have actually enjoyed the swim (after about 8 triathlons!)” – Scott Bradford, Sydney
“I learnt things that I had never heard of in swimming and in a way that I will be able to implement them through feel. I would totally recommend it to anyone from budding young athletes to iron men to old guys (all of whom were in our group).” – Ken Saville, Newcastle
“Thanks for the guidance in the swim clinic, my times have improved by 10-15 seconds per 100mt and I am able to complete long endurance sessions (3km) with minimal effort” – Heath Niven, QLD
“Thanks so much for the clinic. What a fantastic day and the specific help that you gave has really made a difference. I just thought that you might be interested in these times:
Canberra 70.3 2012 – 47:10
Canberra 70.3 2013 – 45:45
Sydney 70.3 2014 – 52:34
Sydney 70.3 2015 – 52:29
The week after your swimming clinic
Geelong 70.3 2016 – 38:08″ – Simon Ernst, Canberra
“I’ve spent a few sessions in the pool this week using the technique you recommended and I’ve set a few PBs as a result. I’ve never gone under 1:35 over 100m before and yesterday I clocked 1:28, and that wasn’t ‘sprinting’ either. My PB in my 300m warm up was 5:01 and in the same session clocked 4:55! You’ve opened up a whole new level of opportunity in the water I always knew (hoped) was there but never thought I’d be able to find.” – Paul Shelbourn, Sydney
“This weekend I completed my first Sprint Distance triathlon since the clinic and it was here that I really felt the improvement in my swimming. After having time to complete some more pool sessions focusing on the techniques I learnt, everything from the clinic just seemed to come together in one race and for the first time in my life I actually felt that the swim was somewhat ‘effortless’ even with all the chaos of not being at the very back of the pack for the first time in a race. I was able to relax and focus on my stroke and the key areas that I learnt from the clinic. My swim leg time for Sprint Triathlon was 14:06 about 11 seconds faster per 50m faster than my previous best of 19:33. Not only was it a huge PB, I finished with more energy than ever before and felt competitive and fresh throughout the swim (rather than finishing last and exhausted) which led me to huge PBs in both my bike leg and my run leg as well.
Being able to improve by so much so quickly knowing I still have a lot to learn is a great feeling, so I just wanted to say thank you very much and I really enjoyed the clinic.” – Shane Kelly, Sydney
“Super happy! Thanks so much for your help. Its not only changed the way I engage with the water and apply myself as I do it, but it has also changed the way I swim in events. A whole range of opportunities have now opened up in relation to the ability to interact with other swimmers in the water and take advantage of various drafting opportunities. Now the advantage of drafting is also particularly noticeable, where in the past it didn’t feel significant.” – Simon Lun, Sydney
“Thanks heaps for your clinic yesterday. Jumped in the windy, choppy ocean baths today and concentrated on everything I was told, took nearly 20 seconds off my 100m times.” – Trent Bartholomew, Newcastle
“I just had a PB this morning at an Olympic distance race. Seven minutes quicker (an average of 28 secs/100m faster)! This is THE best investment I have ever made. I now think spendings few $1,000 on the bike is ridiculous.” – Sean Sawaki, Melbourne
“I can’t thank you enough for the info and such simple yet effective steps to improve. I’ve cut 7 seconds per lap off my times over 1km. So thats a massive improvement and I’m not feeling so wasteful in the water. It’s much smoother! I’ll be recommending the course to anyone who is looking for help.” – Kath Elms, Cairns
I’ve done a couple of open water swims and today we had a race with no wet suit and again, big improvements.” – Debbie Lewry, Cairns
Cancellation policy – Because most clinics sell out we require 7 days notice if you can’t attend the clinic.