Host a swim clinic or camp

Swim clinics and camps produced by Fitter and Faster are hosted by hundreds of teams, facilities and other organizations annually.

Hosting a swim clinic or swim camp produced by Fitter and Faster is an opportunity for your organization to have a first-class, enjoyable interactive learning experience for the competitive swimmers in your community.

Swim teams, LSCs, facilities and others in 46 States plus Canada and the Bahamas hosted Fitter and Faster swim camps in 2019.

We select where we produce swim camps based on the shared objectives and relationships we establish with those who want to develop elite competitive swim programming for their community.

Regular Programming

Fitter and Faster swim camps are an effective way to supplement the competitive development of swimmers in your community. You will educate, inspire and further strengthen your relationship with your organization’s members… and it costs NO MONEY to host one of our camps.

READ: Swim Camp Curriculums

We have become part of the semi-annual and annual programming of many USA Swimming, YMCA, Rec League, Summer League teams and LSCs including:

It’s all about swimming faster and more efficiently

The swim camps we produce take into consideration the age and skill level of the participants at that particular session. Every year, thousands of swimmers attend multiple Fitter and Faster swim camps.

A wide range of skill levels: Most of the swim camps we design are for competitive swimmers between the ages of 10 and 17 with two or more years of organized competitive experience. Our swim clinics and camps are attended by swimmers who swim in the first few heats of local competitions all the way up to Junior National champions, age group record holders and swimmers who have gone on to swim at the NCAA Division 1 level and Olympic Trials. One past attendee even competed at the 2016 Olympics.

New competitors: We also produce clinics with curriculums especially for swimmers new to competitive swimming – including the heralded “Green Flag Series” that we have created in partnership with Indiana Swimming.

End to End Solution

Fitter and Faster has a full-time team dedicated to ensuring your swim camp is a success.  Our professionals handle all of the work from the day we agree to produce a clinic or camp until the clinic concludes and we send “Thank you for attending emails” and surveys to all the participants and coaches.

Each swim clinic has a curriculum that will help participants improve – no matter their age and skill level.

Article: How to get the most out of your Fitter and Faster Experience

David Nolan assists a young participant in Fayetteville, NC
David Nolan assists a young participant in Fayetteville, NC

Session length: Most often, when we visit a location, we produce four sessions over two days. Typical sessions for a clinic or camp are two to three and a half hours including thirty minutes for “sign-in” and photos.

Customized Clinic Web Page: We create a custom web page that uniquely describes what participants will learn at your clinic. All registration sales are handled online. You can link to various swim clinic and camp detail pages from this page.

Customer Service: The Fitter and Faster staff handles all sales and customer service! We are capable of offering promotional codes, group discounts and other features to meet the needs of our hosts and participants. At any time, we can provide the host with a list of the swimmers from your team who have signed up.

Olympian Shannon Vreeland and Tim Phillips with a participant at a clinic in Sterling, Virginia.

Photos: Every participant has an opportunity before the clinic begins to take a free photo with the elite clinicians while wearing their Olympic or other medals of significance. At some clinics, if the participant chooses, we print out 8×10 photos that the participants can have signed by the clinicians at the conclusion of the event.

Gift: Participants of all FFT clinics and camps are provided with a gift from our sponsors.

We pay and coordinate: FFT coordinates and purchases all athlete and event staff flights, hotels, rental cars, meals, and appearance fees

Insurance: FFT has and pays for event insurance

Volunteers: The FFT Clinicians or Event Manager works with four to six volunteers. The volunteers help with the set up, sign-in process, and repacking on the day of the event. Working in coordination with FFT staff, the volunteers help ensure a smooth, safe program throughout the course of the day. The work is not hard and is very organized. Volunteers all have a lot of time to enjoy the event.

Spreading the word

Below is a list of the promotional tools we use to make your swim clinic a success:

• Email blasts to the FFT customer database and our sponsors

• Online advertising

• FFT will invite other teams in your area who you have a strong relationship with.

• Promote the event through the ASCA database (American Swim Coaches Association)

• Press releases to local media

• Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts about your event

• FFT will promote your event at local meets we attend

Please contact us to learn more about hosting Fitter and Faster swim clinics and camps. We’d love to answer any questions that you have and learn more about your team, league, or facility!