Kingfish – Swim team holds clinic to prepare for season

Tech. Sgt. Chris Lockwood
Contributing Writer

***image1***The coaching staff of the Kaiserslautern Kingfish swim team held a swim
clinic from Aug. 22 to 26 at their home pool in Baumholder,
Germany.  The clinic provided information to returning and new
team members about the latest cutting edge swimming techniques and
training methods.  

“This clinic afforded the coaching staff (the opportunity) to teach the
competitive skills and drills that will be used during the Kingfish
2005-2006 season,” said head coach Bob Clinton. “I was very impressed
with the swimmers at this year’s clinic.”
In the water the clinic challenged the swimmers to lay the ground work
for improving their techniques in the four competitive swim strokes.
Out of the water they worked on a strenuous dry-land training program
to improve on strength and flexibility.

The clinic ended with a mini-meet with the swimmers competing against each other.

This meet was an excellent learning experience for the swimmers, with
all attendees coming out as winners because of the training and
knowledge they gained.

“With our first meet two and a half weeks away, the clinic offered
swimmers the opportunity to ease back into the season before we start
our regular season practices and also gave the new swimmers on the team
a chance to integrate into the Kingfish-way of doing things,” said
coach Clinton.   

As they prepare and focus on the meets ahead of them, they will be
vying for those coveted ribbons, medals and trophies. The season will
start this month, and ends with the Championships in Riccione, Italy in

The Kingfish will compete against 18 other teams that comprise the
European Forces Swim League. As the season gets underway the swimmers
will be focused on perfecting their swim strokes, flip-turns, and
breathing techniques as well as good sportsmanship. After all, they are
the league champions and have a title to defend.

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