Clinics

FOCUS AND IMPROVE

Choose the best option to improve your skills

SWIM CLINICS

3 HOUR SESSIONS WITH TONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL SWIMMING USING CRA’S UNIQUE TECHNICAL APPROACH

CRA is different from any other swim program in the area. Our curriculum was designed by collegiate coaches to help young athletes develop skills enabling them to be successful in the sport of swimming -not just as age group swimmers, but well beyond.

We approach all instructional lessons with a technical focus and strive to create correct technical form and develop muscle memory. We do not aim to build endurance and we do not cover lots of distance in the pool, but rather zero in on efficient technical movement allowing swimmers to be the safest and fastest swimmers without expelling unnecessary energy.

Experience the CRA difference and see your swimmers develop amazing skills!

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR:

  • Youth swimmers ages 4+
  • Any skill level – groups will be divided by skill
  • New swimmers will be evaluated at the start of the program

WHERE:

Boston Sports Institute, 900 Worcester Street, Wellesley, MA
in our Teaching Pool

WHEN:

  • MON – FRI Feb 15-19 | 9:00am-noon
  • THU Mar 18 | 9:00am-noon
  • THU Mar 25 | 9:00am-noon
  • FRI Apr 2 | 9:00am-noon
  • TUE Apr 20 | 9:00am-noon
  • WED Apr 21 | 9:00am-noon
  • THU Apr 22 | 9:00am-noon
  • FRI Apr 23 | 9:00am-noon

WHAT TO BRING:

Please deliver campers dressed in clothes over their bathing suits and have them bring:

  • Healthy snack (*and lunch if swimmer is staying for two consecutive sessions)
  • Goggles (IMPORTANT! We will not be able to provide goggles)
  • Towel
  • Plastic water bottle – FULL (IMPORTANT! All water fountains are shut off in the building)

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • 1 & 1/2 hours of instructional swim with CRA’s unique focus on technique plus fun free swim!
  • Please see our operational procedures below for details on the BSI facility
  • 10 swimmers in two groups of 5 will be in the pool at one time
  • Groups will be arranged by skill
  • All swimming will occur in our smaller teaching pool measuring 23½ x 44 feet with a depth of 4 feet.
  • All lessons/levels will be taught by an instructor from the pool deck. There will be NO instruction from the water. This step is a necessary health precaution for the safety of both staff and swimmers. However, water safety is a top priority so if any swimmer is struggling, our instructors and lifeguards would respond immediately as they would in any other water distress situation. 

COST:

$125 per 3 hour session

*You can choose to register for two consecutive sessions on the same day when offered. Just pack a lunch for your swimmer and they will stay 9am – 4pm! 

SWIM & SPLASH

A full hour of CRA instructional swimming plus 15 minutes of fun free swim.

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

Swimmers ages 4 and up

All levels welcome

Please note: Swimmers must arrive dressed in a bathing suit. Make sure to bring a towel, goggles, swim cap and full water bottle.

WHEN?

 

SAT April 3 @ 9:00-10:15am, 10:30-11:45am and/or 12:00-1:15pm

FRI June 4 @ 2:45-4:00pm

FRI June 11 @ 2:45-4:00pm

FRI June 18 @ 2:45-4:00pm

FRI June 25 @ 2:45-4:00pm

WHERE?

Boston Sports Institute,  900 Worcester St, Wellesley, MA

All swimming will be in the smaller pool

 

COST?

$60/session

STROKE CLINICS

Technical Improvement Series

Join us for an opportunity to refine your athlete’s technique and fundamental skills in the water!

Stroke Clinics will target a specific stroke each week (order: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Our goal is to teach swimmers the fundamental nuances of each stroke by using specific drills and providing specific feedback for individual improvement. Through this awareness and understanding, swimmers are then able to increase their overall efficiency and speed in their races.

Swimmer’s Requirements?

Ages 6 – 17

If currently or previously enrolled in CRA programming:
Level 5 or above in lesson program

Technique Tune Up Participant
and/or
Dragon Team Explorer or higher

If you are new to CRA:
Proficient in all four competitive strokes and looking for technical improvement


When?

1:15-2:00pm
 
SAT Jan 30 BACKSTROKE
SAT Feb 6 BREASTSTROKE
SAT Feb 20 BUTTERFLY


Where?

Boston Sports Institute
900 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
in our Competition Pool

Cost?
$50

STARTS & TURNS

Starting Dives and Turns Clinic

Starting Dives Clinics will focus on the fine art of leaving the block and improve your turns.

This clinic improves competitive swimmer’s ability to launch into a race and keep the pace with the best technical form possible.

Swimmer’s Requirements?

Ages 6 – 17
Independent swimmers
On a competitive swim team or strive to be

When?

2:15-3:30pm

SUN March 7
SUN March 21
SUN March 28

Where?

Boston Sports Institute
900 Worcester Street
Wellesley, MA
in our Competition Pool

Cost?
$75

OPERATIONAL PROCEDURES for Safety and Health due to COVID-19

Click here to check out a video of the CRA Dragon being safely dropped off at lessons.

  • BSI Wellesley, 900 Worcester Street, Wellesley, MA
  • Please park and have ONE adult walk your swimmer(s) into the BSI building main entrance. Please DO NOT bring siblings to drop off. Please see images below for details.
  • Follow the clearly marked path down the main hall to the end and take a left. Follow this hallway to the glass doors leading to the pools. Please see below for details.
  • All persons MUST wear a face covering to enter the BSI. 
  • We will  take your swimmer’s temperature and have you self attest to a few Covid related statements.
  • Please deliver swimmers dressed in clothes over their bathing suits and have them bring:

1) goggles (IMPORTANT! We will not be able to provide goggles)

2) swim cap

3) towel

4) plastic water bottle – FULL (IMPORTANT! All water fountains are shut off in the building)

5) Swim Clinic participants should bring a healthy snack and swimmers staying for two consecutive sessions in one day should also bring a healthy lunch.

  • Swimmers must arrive and depart in their bathing suit. The changing rooms will be closed. Only toilets and sinks will be accessible.
  • Parents/caregivers must exit the BSI after drop off. Spectator seating and our wet corridor viewing area are closed.
  • Face coverings (provided by you) must be worn at all times outside of the water while inside the building.
  • Grouping swimmers within the same household will be a priority.
  • Swim & Splash and Swim Clinics will occur in our smaller teaching pool measuring 23½ x 44 feet with a depth of 4 feet.
  • Stroke and Starts & Turns Clinics will occur in our competition pool with 25 yard lanes.
  • All lessons/levels will be taught by an instructor from the pool deck. There will be NO instruction from the water. This step is a necessary health precaution for the safety of both staff and swimmers. However, water safety is a top priority so if any swimmer is struggling, our instructors and lifeguards would respond immediately as they would in any other water distress situation. 
  • Click here for more information on Swimming Safely with CRA.
  • Teaching Pool programs please pick up your swimmer at Door #4 on the street-side of the building facing Route 9. 
  • Competition Pool programs please pick up your swimmer at the main entrance.
  • Please remain in or near your car at pick up to maintain social distance.

Teaching Pool Program Pick Up at Door #4: