Host a swim clinic

We love what we do and it's reflected at the thousands of swim clinics we produce.

Hosting a swim clinic or swim camp produced by Fitter and Faster is an opportunity for you to have a first-class fun learning experience for the competitive swimmers in your community. Our objective at every single clinic is to help swimmers of all ages and abilities to improve.

Swim teams, LSCs, facilities and others have invited Fitter and Faster to produce more than 1,000 clinics in over 40 states and Canada since 2009. More than 125,000 swimmers, coaches and parents have participated in our swim clinics.

We select where we produce clinics based on the shared objectives and relationships we establish with those who want to develop elite clinic programming for their community.

Regular Programming

A Fitter and Faster swim clinic is an effective way to educate, inspire and further strengthen your relationship with your organization's members... and it costs NO MONEY to host one of our clinics.

We have become part of the semi-annual and annual programming of many USA Swimming, YMCA, Rec League, Summer League teams and LSCs including:

It's all about your objectives

Our swim clinics are for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Each clinic session we produce takes into consideration the age and skill level of the participants at that particular session. Many swimmers attend multiple Fitter and Faster swim clinics annually.

New competitors: We produce clinics with curriculums especially for swimmers new to competitive swimming - including the heralded "Green Flag Series" that we have created in partnership with Indiana Swimming.

Elite competitors: We also produce elite swim clinics and camps that have been attended by Junior National champions, age group record holders and swimmers who have gone on to swim at the NCAA Division 1 level, Olympic Trials and one past attendee even won a gold medal at the Olympics.

End to End Solution

Fitter and Faster has a full-time team dedicated to ensuring your swim clinic is a success.  Our professionals handle all of the work from the day we agree to produce a clinic or camp until the clinic concludes and we send "Thank you for attending emails" and surveys to all the participants and volunteers.

Each swim clinic focuses topics that will help participants improve - no matter their age and skill level.

Article: How to get the most out of your Fitter and Faster Experience

David Nolan assists a young participant in Fayetteville, NC
David Nolan assists a young participant in Fayetteville, NC

Session length: We produce swim clinics of various durations. A typical session for a clinic or camp is three and a half  hours including thirty minutes for "sign-in" and photos. Some clinics are also multiple days.

Customized Clinic Web Page: We create a custom web page that uniquely describes what participants will learn at your clinic. All registration sales are handled online.

Customer Service: The Fitter and Faster staff handles all sales and customer service! We are capable of offering promotional codes, group discounts and other features to meet the needs of our hosts and participants. At any time, we can provide the host with a list of the swimmers from your team who have signed up.

Olympian Shannon Vreeland and Tim Phillips with a participant at a clinic in Sterling, Virginia.

Photos: Every participant has an opportunity before the clinic begins to take a free photo with the elite clinicians while wearing their Olympic or other medals of significance. At some clinics, if the participant chooses, we print out 8x10 photos that the participants can have signed by the clinicians at the conclusion of the event.

Gift: Participants of all FFT clinics and camps are provided with a gift from our sponsors.

We pay and coordinate: FFT coordinates and purchases all athlete and event staff flights, hotels, rental cars, meals, and appearance fees

Insurance: FFT has and pays for event insurance

Volunteers: The FFT Event Manager works with four to six volunteers provided by the host teams. The volunteers help with the set up, sign-in process, and repacking on the day of the event. Working in coordination with the event manager, the volunteers help ensure a smooth, safe program throughout the course of the day. The work is not hard and is very organized. Volunteers all have a lot of time to enjoy the event. We also provide gifts for the volunteers.

Spreading the word

Below is a list of the promotional tools we use to make your swim clinic a success:

• Email blasts to the FFT customer database and our sponsors

• Online advertising

• FFT will invite other teams in your area who you have a strong relationship with.

• Promote the event through the ASCA database (American Swim Coaches Association)

• Press releases to local media

• Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts about your event

• FFT will promote your event at local meets we attend

FFT Impact

Every time we produce a swim clinic, the positive impact we have is something we keep at the forefront of our minds. It is very important to us that the Fitter and Faster clinic that each participant attends is a great learning experience and overall a very special, memorable day.

"My daughter and I attended the Sprint clinic, in Gainesville, GA, with clinicians Brett Hawke and Shane Ryan. This was our second Fitter & Faster clinic and we decided to drive over eight hours to attend this one. This clinic was informative and insightful for not only the swimmers, but for the parents. Impressed with not only the little details to help swimmers improve with their swimming, but the excitement and inspiration my child came away with from a few hours of a clinic. She goes to practice today preparing for a Developmental Champ meet this weekend with a more focused mental game, as well as, a technical approach. Most importantly, being from South Fl, and only an hour away from Parkland, instead of feeling all the stresses and pain that our communities are experiencing right now, it was invaluable for her to be able to be a child just enjoying her sport. This and the Slay the Drag- on with Tyler Clary, continue to inspire her. We plan on attending more, but thank you for having these clinics. This one was worth every hour of driving and the facility was wonderful."

--- Hillary R, February 26, 2018 (See more swim clinic reviews)

Please contact us to learn more about hosting Fitter and Faster clinics. We'd love to answer any questions that you have and learn more about your team.

Some Clinics Beyond 250 Miles

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High Performance Racing Techniques – Lafayette, LA

Oct 27, 2018

Robicheaux Recreation Center

Two-Day Swim Camp! Attend one or BOTH days of high performance sessions for your swimmer's age group! Each session will be led by Olympian Chloe Sutton. Chloe is one of the most experienced and requested clinicians with Fitter and Faster. On Saturday the curriculum will be starts and the short axis strokes. Then on Sunday, the curriculum will be flip turns and open turns.

- 519 miles away from , More info

Elite 3 Day Camp – Aurora, CO

Jan 02, 2019

Grandview High School Pool

This is an elite level camp, limited to 36 participants in each session, to be held over 3 days. The first day will be starts and turns. Then Thursday will cover free and back. Finally Friday will be breast and fly. There will be TWO elite clinicians leading each session. Olympic coach and age group coach to Missy Franklin, Todd Schmitz. He will be joined by two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton! Scroll down for more details on the curriculum.

- 519 miles away from , More info

Elite Racing Technique – Willowbrook, IL

Oct 27, 2018

WEST Superior Training

Two Day Swim Camp! Your clinician for this camp will be Olympic gold medalist Tyler Clary. Not only is Tyler one of the fastest swimmers in history, but he is also one of the most experienced and requested clinicians with Fitter and Faster. On Saturday there will be two sessions focused on flip turns, open […]

- 525 miles away from , More info

High Performance Starts and Freestyle – San Antonio, TX

Oct 27, 2018

Boerne Municipal Pool

This is a two-day swim camp where swimmers may attend one or both sessions for their age groups! The clinician for both days will be Olympic gold medalist Clark Smith! Clark is not only an amazing athlete, but he also specializes in teaching swimmers the finer details of technique for faster racing! The curriculum for saturday will cover starts and backstroke starts. Then on Sunday, the curriculum will cover freestyle! Scroll down for more details on the curriculum and sign up today!

- 533 miles away from , More info

High Performance Starts and Turns – Winnetka, IL

Dec 15, 2018

New Trier Township High School Northfield

Two-Day Elite Camp! This is a four-session swim camp, two for each age group, that focuses on the fastest parts of every race: the start and the turns. There will also be a special discussion for parents with Chloe's Mom Wendy. Your clinician for this camp with be two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton. Not only is Chloe one of the fastest swimmers in history, but she is also one of the most experienced and requested clinicians with Fitter and Faster. Sign up for one or save by signing up for both sessions for your swimmer's age group. Read more on the curriculum for each session below.

- 548 miles away from , More info

High Performance Butterfly and Breaststroke Racing – Louisville, KY

Dec 15, 2018

Blairwood Tennis, Swim & Fitness Club

Two-Day Swim Camp! On Saturday, participants will work on starts off the blocks, underwater dolphin kicking, and breaststroke pullouts. Then, on Sunday participants will work on fast and efficient butterfly and breaststroke. Sign up for one or BOTH DAYS! Your clinicians for this camp will be Olympic gold medalist Tyler McGill along with two-time Olympian and coach to Olympians Brett Hawke Scroll down for more details on the curriculum.

- 550 miles away from , More info

Freestyle and Butterfly Camp – New Orleans, LA

Nov 24, 2018

University of New Orleans Aquatic Center

EVENT DETAIL Two Day Swim Camp – Sign up for one or both sessions! At this elite camp, there will be 4 sessions, 2 for each age group. On Saturday there will be 2 sessions on freestyle. There will also be a bonus session for girls on body image, confidence, and nutrition. Then on Sunday, […]

- 587 miles away from , More info

High Performance Starts and Turns – Biloxi, MS

Nov 03, 2018

Biloxi Natatorium

This is a four-session swim camp, two for each age group, that will jump-start swimmers in preparation for the short course yards season ahead. Leading this camp will be Brett Hawke! He is a two-time Olympian and five-time NCAA team champion with Auburn University (two times as a swimmer, three-times as a coach). He will also be joined by 2016 Olympian Peter Holoda! Sign up for one or save by signing up for both sessions for your swimmer's age group. Read more on the curriculum for each session below.

- 605 miles away from , More info

High Performance Starts and Freestyle – Worthington, OH

Nov 17, 2018

Worthington Pools

This is a two-day, four session swim camp where swimmers may attend one or both sessions for their age groups! Each age group will have a session working on starts off the blocks and underwater dolphin kicking. Then each age group will also have a session on freestyle! The clinicians for all sessions will be two-time Olympian and coach to Olympians Brett Hawke along with Paralympian Tucker Dupree! These two clinicians in particular get some of the highest reviews in Fitter and Faster! Scroll down for more details on the curriculum!

- 715 miles away from , More info

High Performance Racing Skills – Dickinson, ND

Nov 16, 2018

West River Community Center

Over two days, Olympian Kierra Smith will be leading FOUR SESSIONS – each with a distinct curriculum. Your swimmer is going to improve at this intimate high performance 4 session camp. Sign up for one clinic, two clinics, three clinics, or save by signing up for all four! Read more on the curriculum for each […]

- 768 miles away from , More info

High Performance Turns and Short Axis Strokes – Raleigh, NC

Nov 17, 2018

William H. Sonner Aquatic Facility

The turns are often the most missed opportunity to drop time because so many swimmers don't know the proper technique to get in and out of every wall with speed and efficiency! At this high performance swim clinic, your swimmer will get the opportunity to improve their flip turns and open turns with National Champion Sarah Gibson! 12 & Older swimmers also have an option of a second session covering the common traits of short axis strokes!

- 948 miles away from , More info

High Performance Technique for Faster Racing – State College, PA

Nov 17, 2018

Zimmerli Natatorium

At this swim camp, there will be 4 sessions, two for each age group. Two of the sessions will focus on elite freestyle and backstroke technique. The other two sessions will focus on starts off the block, underwater dolphin kicking, and breakouts. Each session will be led by Olympic gold medalist and elite clinician Nick Thoman. He will be in the water leading the participants through techniques and drills to improve while also providing individual feedback.

- 1015 miles away from , More info

Elite Video Filming and Analysis – Arlington, VA

Nov 24, 2018

Yorktown High School

EVENT DETAIL Have your stroke professionally filmed and analyzed by Olympic Coach Todd Schmitz! Video analysis of athletes has been growing rapidly throughout the United States. In swimming in particular, since so much of the stroke happens underwater, it is incredibly important to see what’s going on below the surface. Scroll down to read more […]

- 1022 miles away from , More info

High Performance Racing Skills – Outer Banks, NC

Nov 24, 2018

Outer Banks Family YMCA | YMCA of South Hampton Roads

Your swimmer is going to improve at this clinic. Participants will be in the water with Austin Surhoff working on essential skills and techniques for swimming faster. Every participant will leave more prepared, more knowledgable, and more confident to race faster! There are 4 opportunities to learn and improve!

- 1115 miles away from , More info

Holiday Training Power Camp – Voorhees, NJ

Dec 28, 2018

NL Aquatic Center

This is an Elite level swim camp to be held over two days for swimmers ages 13 and up who are interested in swimming in college. Your lead clinician for this camp will be two-time Olympian Chloe Sutton and Head Coach who last led Auburn University to the Division 1 NCAA title, Brett Hawke - a two-time Olympian himself. The hardest training of the year takes place during the holiday season! Champions are made during these grueling practices, but is your swimmer getting everything they can out of these important workouts? At this two-day camp, your swimmer will learn how to maintain their technique, their enthusiasm, and their speed all while pushing their bodies to the limit.

- 1133 miles away from , More info