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Black Kids Swim TABONO Competitive Swim Skills Clinic

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Parent Track: Nutrition & Food Prep workshop

Eating habits can make or break an athlete. What your swimmer eats is just as important as how your swimmer trains.

Parents will learn how to improve your swimmer’s performance through healthy eating. During the workshop you will make several meals (smoothie, lunch, and snack) to practice what you’ve learned.

Swimmer Track: Stroke Technique

Proper technique allows swimmers to move efficiently through the water and conserve energy. The better stroke technique a swimmer has, the faster they can swim.

Swimmers will review proper technique and body positioning for the four competitive strokes and complete a series of drills to improve stroke mechanics.

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Parent Track: How to Parent an Elite Swimmer

Elite swim parents do more than cheer. Swim Parents have an important role to play in the success of their swimmer.

Guest speaker parents of elite Black swimmers will share personal stories and offer guidance on how to navigate the world of competitive swimming to ensure your child receives the training and rewards they deserve.

Starts and Turns

Races are won or lost at the wall. Fine-tuned race skills are critical to shaving time. Proper start technique minimizes water resistance while entering the water and tight fluid turns can increase a swimmers momentum.

Swimmers will receive one-on-one coaching to improve starts and turns and achieve maximum velocity in the water.

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Parent Track: Let’s Eat!

Parents and swimmers will be served snacks and a meal during the Clinic. All meals are ideal for a swimmer’s diet.

Let’s Eat!

Parents and swimmers will be served snacks and a meal during the Clinic. All meals are ideal for a swimmer’s diet.

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Parent & Swimmer Track: Dryland

Consistent dryland workouts allow swimmers to develop muscular power greater than any in-water training. Young swimmers will be consistent with dryland training when it is FUN and they have a partner.

Parents and swimmers will complete an exciting dryland circuit training class packed with exercises that they can repeat at home.

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Parent & Swimmer Track: Tabono Report

Elite swimmers do more than show up for practice; they set goals, work on areas of improvement, and track their progress.

Each parent and swimmer will have a one-on-one feedback session with a Tabono coach. Together, they will develop a practice, nutrition, and dryland plan to help swimmers achieve their goals over the next swim season.

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Swimmer Requirements:
• Ages 8 – 15
• Boys & Girls
• At least 1 BB time
• Currently on a team

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Swimmers who want to reach the elite level must have access to instruction on proper technique, nutrition, dryland​ training, and self-motivation. The TABONO clinic was developed by the Black swim community to ensure young swimmers who show promise in the sport are prepared for success. Swimmers will be reminded that the Black Swim community expects excellence and focus on STRENGTH, CONFIDENCE, and PERSISTENCE; qualities that will lead to success in the water and in life.

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Black Kids Swim will host the TABONO Competitive Swim Skills Clinic at the Severna Park Community Center. We look forward to seeing you there!

Location: 623 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd Severna Park, MD 21146

Email: info@blackkidsswim.com

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