Northeast Para Swimming Development Clinic


Northeast Para Swimming Development Clinic
November 17-19, 2017
University of Massachusetts/Amherst

Adaptive Sports New England, in partnership with U.S. Paralympics, will host the 2017 Northeast Para Swimming Development Clinic at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst November 17-19. This clinic, for developmental and emerging Para swimmers, will feature sessions on planning and mental preparation, small group training sessions, and individualized technique work. National-level Para swimming coaches, joined by current and former U.S. Paralympics national team members will lead all sessions and will be available throughout the weekend for informal conversations. The specialized coaching and the camaraderie of Para swimmers from across the Northeast will prep swimmers for school or club competition as well as for 2018 Para swimming meets. Pool, dry land and classroom sessions will give swimmers short- and long-term training strategies and specific training tips to bring home. So come join Paralympic Gold Medalist, Michael Prout, U.S. Paralympics High Performance Director Queenie Nichols, other Paralympians, and some of USA’s best Para swimming coaches for a weekend of technique work, planning, friendship and fun.

APPLY BY SEPT. 17. Click here to apply.

THIS CLINIC IS DESIGNED TO BENEFIT SWIMMERS WHO:

• Are age 10-21 (younger applicants will be considered)
• Have a Sport Classes S1-S13 (physical and visual impairment groups)
*You do not need to already have a Sport Class assigned
• Not on U.S. Paralympics National Team (emerging group welcome)
• Want to improve both in and out of the water
• Will race club, high school, college and/or Para swimming in 2018
• Can safely and comfortably continuously swim at least 100 yards without aid or assistance
• Are serious about having fun

Specifics:
• $50 camp fee ($75 after 9/17)
• 4 pool sessions, dryland & classroom
• Friday afternoon – Sunday mid-day
• Lunches and dinners
• Transport and lodging on your own
• Personal/school/club coaches welcome
• Limited to 25 swimmers

Selection of swimmers will be at the discretion of organizers with a 25 swimmer maximum enrollment. If necessary, preference in selection to the clinic will be given to swimmers who:
-are middle school or high school students
-train with a school or club team at least once per week for a 12 week season
-live in CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI or VT

Early-bird application for the Northeast Para Swimming Clinic is open through September 17. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by September 22. Applications received after September 17 will be considered on a rolling basis; a waiting list will be maintained. Any swimmer not accepted into the clinic will receive a full refund of eh registration fee. No other refunds will be provided. Swimmers who are unsure if this clinic is appropriate for them or who are unable to afford the expense of participating in the clinic are encouraged to contact the clinic coordinator. Some financial assistance is available.

CONTACT COACH MICHAEL PROUT
E-mail: email hidden; JavaScript is required
Cell: 413-883-2033

APPLY BY SEPT. 17. Click here to apply.

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