[Clinic Recap]–The Great Lakes to the Florida Keys

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Two weeks ago, I had the privilege to host a clinic with the Men’s Swim Team from Grand Rapids Christian High School–here in the Florida Keys. The team is based out of Grand Rapids, Michigan and is coached by Head Coach, Jeremy Pyper, along with his dad, Jack Pyper and Eric Boender. The team came down here on a Christmas training trip for the swim clinic, which also included plenty of swimming, snorkeling, eating, and paddleboarding.

My goal for this clinic was to work with each individual swimmer on two different strokes (of their or their coach’s choice), plus, with starts and turns. Overall, the clinic was a jammed-pack and very busy—but, the swimmers got better. And that makes every coach happy: Happy Coach=Happy Swimmers–I’m sure you all agree… ????

Here’s a Sneak Peek into Our Clinic:

Fly Work:

1.) Working on pushing the head through the arms after the recovery:

[CLICK HERE] to learn more on how to do that!

2.) Working on Low Profile of Chest/Head on Breath:

[CLICK HERE] to learn more on how to do that!


Backstroke Work:

1.) Working on Minimal Rotation at Entry:

[CLICK HERE] to improve your Backstroke!


Breaststroke Work:

1.) Working a Narrow Kick with Toes Flexed:

[CLICK HERE] to improve your Breaststroke Kick!

Freestyle Work:

1.) Working on a nice High Elbow Recovery:

[CLICK HERE] to learn the “High Elbow Recovery!”


Turn Work:

1.) Working on a nice mini squat/plat on the wall:

[CLICK HERE] to improve your turns!

Start Work:

1.) Working on Using the Arms on the Start:

[CLICK HERE] to blast off the blocks!

Overall, we touched on A LOT of the technical details of our sport. It was a busy schedule, but very rewarding for myself and the swimmers!

If you’re interested in hosting a clinic with one or more of our RITTER Sports Performance coaches, feel free to fill out our request form [HERE].

Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook (@rittersp) and Instagram (@rittersp) to keep up-to-date on where we are in the US! When we are working with clients, we update our social media platforms more regularly to keep our audience involved with what we are doing! Following us on social media is by far the EASIEST way to see if we are coming to YOUR CITY!

With 2018 coming to a blazing start, our travel schedule is more packed than it’s ever been! So if you think you may want a clinic with one of our coaches, be sure to fill out that request form ASAP. Here’s the link [AGAIN]–just in case!

Thanks again to Coach Jeremy and the GRCHS Swim Team for working with us. I had a great time and I think it’s safe to say–the boys did too! 🙂


Until Next Time,

-Abbie Fish

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