Swimming Clinic for Adults: All About Freestyle

Come swim with us!

Learn tips, drills and techniques for how to swim faster, more efficient freestyle. This session is designed for Masters swimmers, triathletes, and fitness swimmers. If you want to learn more about how to improve your freestyle, this is the clinic for you!

The clinic will include 45 minutes of on-deck/classroom instruction, followed by 90 minutes in the water working on mastering the skills you've learned about in the classroom.

Prerequisites: The clinic is open to all swimmers ages 18 and up. You should already be able to swim at least 100 yards of freestyle (front crawl) unassisted and non-stop. We will do many drills during the in-water portion of the clinic, most of which will be one length of the pool (70 feet).

Cost: The fee for the clinic is $45 ($30 for Paterson Field House Gym members). Proceeds from the clinic series will help fund future Paterson Field House aquatics programs at BCC. The clinic will be limited to 30 swimmers, and entries will be first-come, first served.

Registration: Come to the Paterson Welcome Desk to pay, or pay with a credit card by phone at 413-236-1670.

All About Freestyle

July 20, 2024
9:30 a.m. – noon
Paterson Field House Pool

BCC swimming pool

BCC is committed to providing universal access to all our events. Email dshreve@berkshirecc.edu or call 402-350-3141 to request disability accommodations.

About the Instructor

Coach Chris Colburn has been working with athletes of all ages and ability levels for over thirty years. A U.S. Masters Swimming (USMS) Certified Coach and Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor, he is currently the Head Coach of Academy Bullets Masters, a USMS club with a pool group in Aurora, Illinois and an open water group here in The Berkshires. Chris began his Masters coaching career working with a group of professors during his first year at Williams College. His coaching resume spans swimmers just starting out in the water to NCAA All-Americans and USMS National Champions. Chris is a former Chair of the USMS Coaches Committee and served for ten years on the USMS Board of Directors. He was instrumental in reviving the USMS Coach Certification curriculum, and has been published in Swimming World, SWIMMER, and Triathlete magazines. Chris has run and assisted with clinics throughout the country over the past twenty years, and enjoys keeping up with current trends in stroke mechanics.