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:

coming soon!

    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 12:00-1:15pm

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

    SAT June 5 @ 9:00-10:15am, 10:30-11:45am, 12:00-1:15pm and 1:30-2:45pm

    SUN June 6 @ 9:00-10:15am, 10:30-11:45am, 12:00-1:15pm and 1:30-2:45pm

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

    SAT June 12 @ 9:00-10:15am, 10:30-11:45am, 12:00-1:15pm and 1:30-2:45pm

    SUN June 13 @ 9:00-10:15am, 10:30-11:45am, 12:00-1:15pm and 1:30-2:45pm

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

    SAT June 19 @ 9:00-10:15am, 10:30-11:45am, 12:00-1:15pm and 1:30-2:45pm

    SUN June 20 @ 9:00-10:15am, 10:30-11:45am, 12:00-1:15pm and 1:30-2:45pm

    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.

    What age is accepted?

    Ages 8+

    When?

    Freestyle –  SUN June 6 – 12:30-1:45pm
    Backstroke – SUN June 13 – 12:30-1:45pm
    Breaststroke – SUN June 20 – 12:30-1:45pm
    Butterfly – SUN June 27 – 12:00-1:15pm

    Where?
    BSI Wellesley, 900 Worcester Street

    Cost?

    $75/clinic

    STARTS & TURNS

    Swimmers on competitive teams or hoping to join a team can work on starting dives and turns in our competition pool.

    Prerequisites: CRA Level 3 + or independent swimmers new to CRA.

    STARTING DIVE LESSONS
    COMPETITION POOL

    WED 1:30-2:00pm

    APRIL 7, 14, 21, 28
    and/or
    MAY 5, 12, 19, 26

    $75/month

    Not to be confused with springboard diving, our Starting Dive Lessons are intended for swimmers looking to eventually race or improve their racing start skills. This would be off the bulkhead in our competition pool (and we have off-the-side opportunities for any nervous swimmers) and will train swimmers from beginner to more advanced – sitting dives/kneeling dives/standing dives/racing starts- just NOT off blocks. 

    Sold in monthly blocks – choose the best option(s) for your swimmer.
    Go back-to-back with our Turns Lessons and really get racing ready!

    TURNS LESSONS
    COMPETITION POOL

    WED 2:15-2:45pm

    APRIL 7, 14, 21, 28 
    and/or
    MAY 5, 12, 19, 26

    $75/month

    This is your chance to enjoy the extra depth of our competition pool and work on turns for each stroke-

    Freestyle flipturns! Backstroke flipturns! Open turns! IM transitions!

    Sold in monthly blocks – choose the best option(s) for your swimmer-

    Pair with our Starting Dive Lessons immediately before and shave off time in your races!

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    STARTS & TURNS CLINICS
    Join CRA for a clinic that focuses on these vital parts of the race. Ideal for competitive swimmers age 6 – 17.
    SAT June 5 | 2:15-3:30pm
    SAT June 19 | 2:15-3:30pm

    Cost?
    $75/clinic

    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: