JFD stroke clinics are for athletes who want to focus on refining their swimming technique. Many of our participants are preparing for summer league swimming, are working on specific aspects of their strokes for time reduction, or who are interested in swimming for fitness. Clinics are geared towards 10&Under swimmers working in a half length of the pool.
Tracking Swimmers Progress
We track the progress of clinic participants using a star system that is endorsed by the American Swim Coaches Association. These stars represent skills that must be mastered before the swimmer can move on. Week to week, JFD swimmers are able to track their progress through the number of stars they earn, which provides them with powerful reinforcement of competence and skill.
Basic Stroke Clinics
The prerequisite to Basic Clinic is the ability to swim all four of the competitive strokes. Practices include an emphasis on learning the most efficient ways to swim each stroke, as well as starts.
-All Clinic practices will be held in the ½ length Well (diving area)
-Clinic swimmers will NOT BE ALLOWED in the lanes
-Clinics are geared towards 10&Under Swimmers
-Practice times allow for 5-10 minutes of SAFE entry & exit procedures at the beginning or end of practices
-Swimmers should plan to arrive at the pool 10 minutes prior to their practice time for a temperature check and health questionnaire
-Swimmers must be deep water safe, have a basic understanding of the four competitive strokes and be working on refining stroke technique