Advanced Freestyle – Chicago, IL


Additional Information.

Advanced Freestyle Clinic and ASCA Level 3 Physiology School
The Advanced Stroke Series of Clinics are very video intensive explorations of all current aspects of the stroke, from world class biomechanics, to age group teaching of the stroke, to training the stroke from the novice to the world class elite level. There is plenty of great content here for every level of coach, and it will add to your experience on the stroke.

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Clinic Schedule

Friday, October 7th

SwimAmerica Training*
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Coach John Leonard
*Contact Julie Nitti to Register at: 1 (800) 356-2722

Saturday, October 8th

ASCA Level 3 Physiology of Training School
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Coach John Leonard

Sunday, October 9th

Advanced Freestyle

8:30-9:45 a.m.
The History of Freestyle
presented by Guy Edson

10:00 a.m.-Noon
The Biomechanics of the Three Types of Freestyle Dominant in the World Today
presented by Brett Hawke

1:00-3:00 p.m.
Effective Training for the Freestyle Events
presented by Brett Hawke

3:15-4:00 p.m.
Teaching Quality Freestyle to Age Group Athletes
presented by Guy Edson

4:15-4:45 p.m.
12 Rules of Modern Coaching
presented by Guy Edson


Coach Brett Hawke, Auburn University
In his seventh full year as head coach of Auburn swimming & diving (and 10th overall on the Auburn coaching staff), Brett Hawke has continued to uphold the championship tradition of the Tigers. And he continues to move the program forward while competing against the nation’s best in the Southeastern Conference.

Hawke guided Auburn to a ninth-place finish at the 2015 NCAA Men’s Championshps, the 32nd top-10 finish in 41 appearances for Auburn. The team picked up a total of 28 All-America honors, including seven by Kyle Darmody. The women finished 18th at the national championships, picking up 19 All-America honors. At the 2015 SEC Championships, Auburn’s men finished third and the women sixth.

Hawke works directly with the Auburn sprinters. Under his direction, Cesar Cielo provided one of the top highlights from the 2008 NCAA Championships as he became the fastest swimmer in the world with his 18.47 in the 50 free.

At the 2014 SEC Championships, Hawke coached Marcelo Chierighini to his third straight SEC title in the 100 freestyle Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace won the 50 free for the second straight year. In addition, Vanderpool-Wallace lowered her own NCAA record in the 100 free, clocking a 46.61 in a relay leadoff split.

Coach John Leonard, ASCA
As the Executive Director of the ASCA since 1985, John Leonard has been involved with American Swimming in roles ranging from Chairman of USA Swimming’s Steering Committeee for the Olympic Team, to leading the nation’s largest set of swim schools in SwimAmerica. An ASCA Level 5 Coach, Leonard continues to coach his age group team, SwimFast, in South Florida today, and has actively coached for over 40 years.At the Advanced Freestyle Clinic, Leonard will lead the sections on history of the stroke and the changes over time, and a teaching progression for age group and novice swimmers.

Coach Guy Edson, ASCA since 1988
Guy has been coaching 9-13 year old developmental swimmers (and 6-8 year olds twice a week) since a very long time ago.  When he was a full time coach his advanced age group teams won state championships multiple times in two states and one of his senior teams won a senior state championship.  He loves to study coaching.  He loves to talk about coaching.  And he loves all his kids — even the ones who drive him nuts.  He is a Level 5 Age Group coach.

Registration Fees

Both Level 3 School & Advanced Freestyle Clinic $120.00
Advanced Freestyle Clinic Only $99.00
Level 3 Physiology School Only $60.00

Clinic Location & Hotel Recommendation

Crown Plaza O-Hare Hotel & Conference Center
5440 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
TEL: 1 (877) 337-5793
Special rate of $119.00 Single/Double. Quote “American Swimming Coaches Association” for room rate.

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