Freestyle Instruction and Analysis Clinics
Technique changes are often the quickest way to see significant improvements in race times. STR Tri-Clinics address freestyle technique to help triathletes swim faster and prevent shoulder injuries.
- An optimal model for technique (MONA)
- “Acceleration strategies” for the fastest progress
- An Aquanex analysis by the inventor of Aquanex
- Technique instruction by Rod Havriluk Ph.D. (Human Performance – Biomechanics)
- Guaranteed identification of technique changes that will make you faster
- A limit of 12 participants to ensure maximum individual attention
Tri-Clinics are offered in 1 or 2-day formats and are directed at triathletes who want to make a big improvement in a short amount of time. The clinic format allows for a comprehensive presentation of optimal freestyle technique. The morning session includes classroom and pool instruction and the afternoon session includes a pool review with Aquanex testing and an analysis in the classroom. This clinic will provide swimmers with a great deal of individual feedback and a complete analysis.
This clinic is limited to 12 participants to ensure plenty of individual attention for incomparable progress. During the morning classroom session, Dr. Havriluk will explain the optimal model for freestyle technique using his biomechanical model (MONA). For each key position within the stroke cycle, he will explain visual and kinesthetic cues to help swimmers comply with the model. During the analysis session in the classroom, Dr. Havriluk will reinforce each swimmer’s positive technique elements and explain how to adjust technique to avoid limiting factors. Cues for each adjustment are explained so that the swimmers understand how to focus on optimal technique when they return to their normal training.
Rod Havriluk, Ph.D.
Dr. Havriluk is an internationally-recognized expert on the biomechanics of swimming. He’s also a former coach, active researcher, patent holder, and swimmer. He is a frequent contributor to a number of swimming- and biomechanics-related publications, has been featured in books and on television, and has presented his research at international conferences.
8:30-9:30 am Classroom instruction featuring MONA
9:30-11:30 am Pool instruction with extensive use of deliberate practice strategies
1:30-3:00 pm Aquanex testing (synchronized underwater video and hand force)
3:00-4:30 pm Aquanex analysis in classroom to reinforce positive technique elements and pinpoint limitations with options for making changes
Tri-Clinics for Private Groups
Host an STR Tri-Clinic at your location. Listed fees do not include clincian’s travel expenses, accommodations, or per diem. Please contact us for an all-inclusive proposal and to check scheduling availability. NOTE: All analysis sessions are limited to a maximum of 12 participants. Instructional sessions can accomodate up to 48 participants.
1-Day Freestyle Clinic
2-Day Freestyle Clinic