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UPCOMING EVENTS
JANET EVANS CLINIC
MARCH 23, 2013

7:30-9 AM
MASTERS (USMS 18 & UP)
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9-11 AM
AGE GROUP (Ages 8-18)

JANET EVANS
Not only did Janet win 45 National Titles, she won 5 Olympic medals and is still considered to be the greatest female distance swimmer of all time! Janet is coming to Hawaii with Hawaii Tour of Champions and Arena USA to share her experience, technical skills, and motivation with Hawaiian Swimmers. Don't miss this chance to learn from the greatest our sport has ever seen.

AGE GROUP (ages 8-18)


Join us on March 23, 2013 from 9:00 am-11:30 am at the Iolani School Pool for a motivational talk, Q&A session, in-water technique session, and autographs/pictures with Jason.

AGE GROUP REGISTRATION
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MASTERS (USMS ages 18-up)

Join us on March 23, 2012 from 7:30am-9:00am at the Iolani School Pool for an in-water advanced freestyle technical clinic with Janet. Janet will share drills, technical advice, and feedback on freestyle technique. Please be aware that this is an intermediate-advanced level clinic. You should be able to complete multiple repeats of 100 yard freestyle at a reasonable pace to attend. If you have a question or are concerned about this please don't hesitate to ask at: info@hawaiitourofchampions.com.

** Space for the masters clinic is limited to the first 30 people to register.**

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ARENA USA PRESENTS:
HAWAII AGE GROUP 'CHAMPION' OF THE MONTH

Send us who you think should be 'Hawaii Age Group Champion of the Month' at info@hawaiitourofchampions.com
We will need a brief description of the swimmer's full name, team, age, city, recent accomplishments, and anything the swimmer has done above and beyond to be named "Champion of the Month."
 
JANET EVANS 1988 400M FREE GOLD MEDAL AND WORLD RECORD
NOTE: This world record stood for 18 years!

  TIPS FROM THE  ATHLETES


Tips from the Athletes
  • Breaststroke Extension-
"One of the key's to a great breaststroke is your ability to reset into a streamline position at the end of each stroke (after your breath). After you get your breath you should focus on 'resetting' yourself into a streamline position with hands extended in front of you and face down (eyes toward the bottom of the pool). This is actually the fastest point in your stroke. The trick is to learn, through feel and practice, precisely when your streamline speed is at its peak. Once it peaks you should start your pull again." This is unique timing to each swimmer so play around with it. Listen to your coach....you'll find that sweet spot soon enough."
-Amanda Beard

  • Tight Turns-
"Turns are key in any race, and breast stroke is no exception. A breast stroke turn should be quickly and tightly executed entirely in the water. Forget thinking of the wall as a place to take a break. It's a place to get ahead and spend as little time as possible! The swimmer should pull his/her legs up towards the wall and into the chest, while leaning directly backwards into the water. The hands should both touch the wall and immediately switch directions into a streamline position."
-Amanda Beard

  • Keeping Your Form-
My swimming strength is being able to hold onto my stroke for a long amount of time. A lot of people get tired and then let their stroke fall apart in practice or at the end of a race in a meet. I work very hard in practices to be able to keep my form. When it starts to hurt, think about your form even more. #1- It will keep your mind off the pain and #2 it will train you to be a stronger finisher which is where so many races are won or lost.
-Amanda Beard
  • Cutting the Sugar Out

My training tip for everyone is something that I am personally working on myself. To cut a lot of the sugar out of my diet. I tend to drink a lot of juice and have a major sweet tooth, so I’m trying to limit the sweets I eat to stay healthier and be stronger in my training.  My husband told me the best thing to do is when I am craving a sweet to eat protein, so far it is working. I keep some turkey slices in my fringe for those moments.

-Amanda Beard

  • 'Don't just train; Train fast. 
You need to train at the pace you intend to go at a meet. If you are comfortable going that speed in practice, even if just for a short time, it will be second nature at the meet." 
-Jason  Lezak
 


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