SWIM CLINICS 

Ready to really improve your freestyle technique?
Improve. In Real-Time. Really.

 

Upcoming Swim Clinic Dates at a Glance 

NOTE: All swim clinics take place at Riverdale Collegiate
(scroll down for clinic descriptions and prices; schedule subject to changes)

 

May 11 – 26           Biomechanics Clinic  FULL

May 25 – Jun 8       3 Week Open Water Clinic  2 SPOTS

June 15                1-HOUR Video Clinic  New date added

 

3 WEEK OPEN WATER CLINIC

Level: Beginner to Intermediate swimmers with little, or no open water experience. Best suited for swimmers with 1 year or less of open water training or racing.  Also suitable for swimmers who have more than 1 year of open water experience, but who want to review open water skills, at a slower, more fundamental level, to improve their confidence and proficiency. Must be able to swim 400m continuously. This is not a learn to swim course – for fundamental swimming skills please see our 5 Pillars course or private lessons.

Description: Let expert and master, open water swimming coach, Kelvin Landolt teach you all of the necessary skills to manage swimming or racing in open water.  Wetsuits are welcome!

  • WK 1:  Breathing101, Sighting 101, Breathing Patterns, Swimming Straight, Water Starts, Buoy Work 101, Drafting.
  • WK 2:  Wet Suit Introduction, Distance Strategy, Passing, Buoy Work 201, Power Strokes.
  • WK 3: 1, 2 & 6 Beat Kicking in Freestyle, Sighting 201, Land Entry, Dolphin Diving, Positioning/Cross Over/Under.

DATES
May 25, June 1 & 8:   2:00 – 2:55 PM

COACH: Kelvin Landolt

PRICE:  $ 109+HST   3 SPOTS
Price includes your first open water swim with via a complimentary 2024 Team Atomica Annual Membership $25+HST value

LOCATION: Riverdale Collegiate – 1094 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 2A1

REGISTER: email admin@teamatomica.com

 

 

 

1-HOUR SWIM VIDEO SESSION  

Come get a quick snapshot of where your technique is at!
Seeing yourself swim can make a big difference in understanding what changes you need to make.  During this session you will be videotaped from above and underwater. Immediately after being videotaped all participants will view the video, and with the guidance and analysis of an expert coach, identify 1-2 key areas to for each swimmer to focus on for future improvements.
This is a great way to track change over time, establish a baseline of technique or to check back in if it’s been a while since you’ve seen yourself swim.

 

DATES  June 15  New Date
TIME: 10:55 – 11:55 AM

PRICE:  $89
DISCOUNTED: $10
for Fall Masters Swimmers and Personal Athletes

LOCATION: Riverdale Collegiate – 1094 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 2A1
COACH: Darian Silk

REGISTER: email admin@teamatomica.com

 

 

 

6 WEEK VIDEO SWIM CLINIC  

Team Atomica offers the most effective swim clinics Toronto has to offer. Our 6 week, in-depth swim analysis and correction clinic is coached by Darian Silk.
Each week Darian teaches new technical skills, videotape your swimming and provide feedback. This unique long-form clinical format allows you to learn and practice, but most importantly get real-time visual and verbal corrections. This session is for swimmers and triathletes of all levels who want to focus on improving their swim technique, efficiency and ultimately, speed.

“I can’t tell you how helpful this clinic has been for my stroke. I still have work to do on technique but the difference in my stroke feels like night and day. Ayesha was amazed at the changes when I went to one of her workouts last week. The stroke count drill last night was a great litmus test – for years I have been pretty much exactly 16 strokes per length. When we counted last night, even when I was going against the current I was down to 15. I expect that you have dropped my average stroke count per length by probably about 3, which makes a major difference in shoulder fatigue over longer distances. If I can just get my stroke synced up with body rotation I am hopeful that the pain I feel in my shoulder after lots of distance training will disappear altogether (and it is already greatly diminished). Thank you so much for everything!” –Maureen L (Dec 2019)


1st  CLINIC DATES: 
Oct 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, Dec 9, 16   FULL
2nd CLINIC DATES:  Jan 20, 27 Feb 3, 10, 24, Mar 2  FULL
3rd  CLINIC DATES: 
Apr 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 25  FULL


TIME:
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM


PRICE:  $349
DISCOUNTED: $50 for Fall Masters Swimmers and Personal Athletes


LOCATION: Riverdale Collegiate – 1094 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 2A1
COACH: Darian Silk

REGISTER: email admin@teamatomica.com

 

BIOMECHANICS  

Do you feel like you are always fighting with the water?  Then this step-by-step clinic, that takes place on both land and in the water, and teaches you how to use your body, to move through this aqueous environment with ease is for you!

Level:  Beginner to experienced, must be able to swim 25 m continuous without needing to stand or use the wall.

Description: Whether you are a new or beginner swimmer, an experienced swimmer who has never been able to “feel the water“, or someone who took up the sport as an adult and are not a kinesthetic learner, this part dry-land — part in-water clinic will reshape your swim stroke. Coach Nic will lead you through dryland movement training, focused on learning & reinforcing proper motor patterning of an efficient swim stroke, introduce swim specific, strength training, and provide form correction. Specific freestyle Biomechanics will be taught including:  The 5 Pillars (body balance, centre of buoyancy, breathing, kicking and sculling), head position, recovery, rotation, kick timing within the stroke cycle, catch, propulsion and glide. You will learn and feel how your joints and muscles should move, without worrying about breathing and staying afloat…this is an extremely effective way of transforming your swim stroke.

4 Hours over 3 Weeks     
WEEK1:   Sat., May 11, 2:00 – 3:55 PM  Dryland & in-water
WEEK 2:  Sun, May 12  8:00 – 8:55 AM  In-water
WEEK 3:  Sun, May 26  8:00 – 8:55 AM  In-water

COACH: Nic van Buerden

LOCATION: Riverdale Collegiate – 1094 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 2A1

GROUP SIZE:  Max 9 participants

PRICE:    $149+HST     FULL
OPTIONAL VIDEO ADD ON*:  +$50+HST
*participants who choose this option will receive two “narrated by the coach” videos of themselves swimming – one from the beginning of the in-water session on Week 1; and one from the end of Week 3.  Video will not be reviewed during the clinic and only swimmers who choose this option will be videotaped.

REGISTER: email admin@teamatomica.com

 

5 PILLARS IN 5 WEEKS  

In this signature, Team Atomica mini-session, Coach Kelvin Landolt will guide you through Team Atomica’s five essential swim elements, known as The 5 Pillars of Swimming. Coach Kelvin’s unique way of teaching, will bring you a conceptual knowledge of the 5 Pillars (listed below) that will transform the way you think about swimming and how the Human body moves through the water.  The elements covered, will not be the usual “high elbow” and “kick from the hips” tropes that run of the mill coaches use…these are novel elements, that will help you gain a conceptual knowledge and practical approach to swimming.  The 5 Pillars concepts covered will be applicable to all strokes, and will help you to connect with, and move through the water, with ease and efficiency.  Recommended level newish(can swim minimum one length of a 25m pool) to intermediate swimmers (able to swim 1000m+ in a 60 min practice, but want to become more comfortable and efficient in the water.)

 

DATES:  Mar 9, 16, 30, Apr 6 & 11

COACH:  Kelvin Landolt

LOCATION: Riverdale Collegiate – 1094 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 2A1

GROUP SIZE:  Max 9 participants  FULL

PRICE:  $199 Full Session

DROP-IN (if available):  $49+HST/week

REGISTER: email admin@teamatomica.com

DATES PILLAR TIME
March 9 BREATHING 12:00 – 12:55 PM
March 16 FLOATING 12:00 – 12:55 PM
March 30 KICKING 12:00 – 12:55 PM
April 6 BALANCE 1:00 – 1:55 PM
May 11 SCULLING 1:00 – 1:55 PM

 

 

LEARN TURNS with Video Feedback 

Besides building confidence, learning to turn with ease can help you to:
  1. cover more distance in a workout
  2. keep up with faster swimmers
  3. keep your heart rate up and increase your training load
  4. increase your C02 tolerance; and
  5. improve your breath hold capacity
This clinic is hands on and you will spend most of the hour in the water where our expert coach will cover both flip turns and non-flip turns through:
✅explanation,
✅ demonstration and
✅video feedback

DATE:  Sun, Jan 21st  FULL
TIME: 8:00 AM – 9:00AM
LOCATION: Riverdale Collegiate – 1094 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 2A1

PRICE: $59
DISCOUNTED: $10
for Fall Masters Swimmers and Personal Athletes
COACH: Ayesha Rollinson


REGISTER:
email admin@teamatomica.com

 

 

 


NON-FREESTYLE FOR TRIATHLETES  

Did you know that incorporating non-free style strokes into your workouts or daily swims will will help you to:
  • increase shoulder, back, neck and hip mobility; and
  • prevent overuse injuries associated with swimming just freestyle
Our expert coach will teach you the basics of swimming backstroke and breaststroke with a focus on increasing your understanding of, and ability to, create propulsion in the water by using opposing and different muscle groups than freestyle.

DATE:  no dates currently schedule

TIME:  
LOCATION: Riverdale Collegiate – 1094 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 2A1

PRICE: $49
DISCOUNTED: $10
for Fall Masters Swimmers and Personal Athletes
COACH: Ayesha Rollinson 

REGISTER: email admin@teamatomica.com

 

 

 

 

OPEN WATER SKILLS REFRESHER

Level:  Intermediate to competitive swimmers with at least 1 year of open water racing or training experience

Description: If you want to maximize our short Canadian open water season, and get a jump on your competition, this skill refresher clinic is for you. Team Atomica Open Water swimming experts, will help you to reestablish your skills, so your are ready to start your seasonal lake swimming, as soon as the waster temperatures allow. Some of the open water swimming technique and race tactics that will be covered include: sighting while maintaining body position and speed, drafting strategies, starts and cornering. The instruction provided will be focused on retraining and enhancing established open water skills. Wetsuits are welcome!

DATES
Sat, Apr 6:      2:00 – 2:55 PM Coach Kelvin
Sat, May 11:   2:00 – 2:55 PM Coach Kelvin

PRICE:  $39+HST

LOCATION: Riverdale Collegiate – 1094 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 2A1

REGISTER: email admin@teamatomica.com

 

 

 

 

 

TERMS for Swim Clinics & Sessions

PAYMENT and the return of Registration Forms (if not already on file) is required within 48 hours to confirm your spot
REFUNDS
will be offered in the case that Team Atomica needs to cancel any date you have signed up and paid for
CREDITS only will be available to participants up to 96 hours (4 days) before scheduled date
NO CREDIT will be available to participants less than 96 hours before clinic date
COACHES are subject to change