Swim Clinics

About Swim Clinics


Tony Batis

“Swimming fast is about maximizing length and efficiency” – Tony Batis

Palo Alto Swim & Sport is excited to offer a new opportunity to the community with our Swim Clinics. These clinics will focus on specific fundamentals and techniques to help even the most seasoned swimmer achieve better results in the water.

We are hosting two clinics this Spring: Freestyle Fundamentals & Advanced Freestyle Techniques.

A breakdown of each program’s schedule is below.

Freestyle Fundamentals

2:30pm Welcome! Quick meet & greet
2:40pm Deconstruction of the stroke
Engine (legs)
Power & Length (core)
“Oars” (arms)
3:00pm In the water demonstrations with PASA Senior Swimmers
3:20pm Work/Practice techniques
4:30pm Q&A or More work/practice
5:00pm Clinic ends

Advanced Freestyle Techniques

2:30pm Welcome! Quick meet & greet
2:40pm Optimal linear movement
Creation of the line
Maximizing your “swimming height”
Anchoring movements with constant engine
3:10pm Videos & Athlete demos
3:30pm Work/Practice techniques
4:30pm Q&A or More work/practice
5:00pm Clinic ends

Clinic Pro


Tony Batis

Tony has been Head Coach for the Palo Alto Swim Club, now Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics, since 1992. He is only the third head coach in the club’s history. Prior to joining Palo Alto, Tony was the Head Age Group coach for Salinas Valley Aquatics which was also the club program he grew up in. He was voted Age Group Coach of the Year for Pacific Swimming in 1991 while coaching in Salinas.

As Head Coach for Palo Alto, Tony has had numerous athletes in the Top 16 nationally along with CCS Champions, Junior National Champions, Pacific Record-holders, National Finalist and Olympic Trials Finalist.  He has also placed swimmers on International teams representing USA as well as coaching on the USA National and Junior National teams.

He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Southern California, with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. He also swam at USC for four years and competed in the 1988 Olympic Trials.

“Swimming fast is about maximizing length and efficiency” – Tony Batis

Schedule & Pricing for Swim Clinics


Swim Clinics will take place at Rinconada Pool and are available for adults ages 19 & older. Spaces are limited so act fast!

Schedule


There are no clinics scheduled at this time. Please check back later!

Pricing


Swim Clinic is $125