Our clinic program is offered to swimmers looking for a more competitive environment and is open for children as young as 5 years of age. This program offers incredible options for swimmers who are looking for more than one lesson each week, but who are not yet ready or do not want to make the huge commitment of joining a YMCA or Club Swim program. This program allows for each family to customize a class schedule that works best for them. During the course of our clinic program swimmers will learn the necessary skills to join a higher level swim team while continuing to build endurance and master advanced techniques for competition. Swimmers will improve starts, streamlines, pullouts and flipturns for all four strokes. They will also learn how to be more efficient in their strokes, breathing techniques, and underwaters in preparation for a competitive racing environment. After successful completion of our clinic program swimmers will be confident and ready to join a competitive swim team and continue their lifelong love of aquatics.
Clinic participants will have the option to practice 1-3 times a week as well as the option to swim in on our intersquad swim team which competes once per month. Clinics are offered at both The Morristown Beard School (MBS) as well as The County College of Morris (CCM).
Our Clinic program is divided into lanes/levels, which all meet during every clinic practice. Our swimmers will begin in a Pre-Clinic, which is an introduction to swimming full lengths of the 25 yard pool. Swimmers will master both long and short axis strokes using a variety of drills and detailed technique work. The curriculum for our pre-clinic is similar to our Level 4 class within our Learn to Swim program. The main difference being that our clinic program meets in a larger class size, competitive length pool and mimics a pre-swim team atmosphere to jumpstart swimmers love and passion for higher level aquatic training.
Often drills will be performed in half laps to ensure swimmers are working on proper form. After swimmers move to our full clinic program, they will be assessed and moved into lanes for levels A, B, C, D, and E. These levels are fluid and a swimmer is moved up in level as soon as they are deemed ready by their weekly coaches. Clinic A begins at age 6, and our clinic program encompasses all swimmers up to age 18.
- Our clinic program is back with the option to join our Intersquad Swim Team this school year!
- Clinic participants will have the option to practice 1, 2 or 3 times per week and swim in our intersquad swim meets.
- Our clinic program offers incredible options for swimmers who are looking for more than one lesson each week, but who are not ready or do not want to make the huge commitment of joining a YMCA or Club Swim program. This program will allow each family to customize a class schedule that works best for them!
- Since we have 5 different clinic levels, each swimmer will be evaluated in order to determine which level clinic technique lesson they are eligible for. We offer every level of clinic at every hour that clinics are offered.
What days and times are clinics available?
Morristown-Beard Wed 5 and 6pm, Fri 4 and 5pm, Sat 3, 4, and 5pm
County College of Morris Sun 12 and 1pm
What happens if a pool is closed for any reason?
From time to time, our competition pools will close for external swim meets. When this happens, you can schedule a swap day for any practice you have missed. Closure dates will be published the minute we get them from our pools. A monthly calendar with all of our available practices will be published and emailed so that you know which options are open gor swaps. *Our pools reserve the right to change these dates at any time due to competitive swim meets. In the event that a date is changed, we would let you know as soon as we were informed of the change.
CHANGES AS OF 9/1/2020
Due to the ever evolving world situation, our clinic program will be changing slightly from last year. We will be offering sessions where swimmers can sign up for that full session, and not a monthly option. We do not have every detail set yet, as it will depend on the plans at each of our facilities. We plan to have the following schedule available as soon as possible:
- MBS Wednesday 5-6 and 6-7
- MBS Friday 4-5 and 5-6
- MBS Saturday 3-4 and 4-5
- CCM Sunday 12:15-1:15 and 1:15-2:15.
We hope that we will get that exact same time again, but until the schools release schedules, it is possible they would move us slightly to add more time between groups, or whatever else they feel necessary.