- Where - Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
- When - TBD - More info coming soon!
- Who - Boys and Girls ages 13 -18
Our advanced speed clinic provides the highest level of coaching instruction offered at Maximum Velocity Swimming. The emphasis of the speed clinic is on advanced level techniques and training designed to promote the ultimate in speed development. Our speed clinic is geared towards more serious athletes - Click Here for information on our instructional summer camps.
Our speed clinic is taught by Liberty University head coach Jake Shellenberger, with assistance from Liberty University Assistant Coach Jessica Barnes. At Liberty Jake has quickly developed a sprint powerhouse, and the Flames have won back to back Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Conference titles while setting conference records in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays. The Liberty 200 freestyle relay finished 20th in the country this year, in 2013, and in 2012 Brye Ravettine became Liberty's first ever NCAA All-American by placing 13th in the 50 freestyle at the 2012 NCAA Championship Meet and swimming a 22.19 50 freestyle that year as well.
While the sprint coach at Penn State Jake coached six 200/400 free relays to NCAA Qualifying times and two of those relays finished top 16 under his guidance to achieve All-American Honorable mention status. He coached the men's 200 free relay to a team record in 2009 and also coached Vincent Reydams to the 50 free team record (19.54) the same year. Also in 2009 Jake coached Michelle Myers to the women's 50 free team record(22.58) and Lindsey DeForrest to the 100 free team record(49.70).
Our speed clinics cover the full gamut of maximum velocity development in the water. Topics covered during a speed clinic include but are not limited to - advanced level technique, advanced level training, advanced diet recommendations for athletes, racing strategies, mental strategies, basic and advanced strength and conditioning philosophies, flexibility, and extensive discussion of starts, turns, and finishes. Our speed clinics also feature the use of the Power Tower in training, one of the single best ways to transfer land strength to swimming specific power in the water.
Enrollment in our speed clinic is limited to 12 athletes to ensure maximum coach to athlete interaction and to ensure that each athlete has their own Power Tower for training. The small class size allows for more personal instruction, and our speed clinics also utilize High-definition video recording and a 37 inch High-Definition TV on deck for immediate feedback, skill learning, reinforcement, and retention.