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Clinics for novice, intermediate and advanced athletes

Training in a group provides unique advantages to the learning experience that can rapidly progress an athlete's capabilities. Coach Mantak provides seasonal specific clinics throughout the year enabling you to train with other athletes in an instructional training environment. Enrollment in a monthly coaching package isn't required to participate but can greatly improve fitness results.

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Triathletes: Pool Open Water Skills

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May 7th, 2017. 2pm - 4pm

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Coors Fitness Center @ The University of Denver
2201 E. Asbury Ave, Denver, CO 80210

Triathletes have a unique challenge when it comes to the swim: most races happen in open water, but training happens mostly in the pool. Coach Melissa Mantak, former ITU World Cup Champion, USAT National Coach of the Year and USAT National Development Coach, brings decades of experience to helping you reach your goals. I took my swim coaching skills to a new level working with potential Olympians on the National Development Team, teaching fast runners to be fast swimmers. This experience coupled with working as the official Tri for the Cure coach for 10 years, I dialed in the best techniques for coaching triathletes, just like you.

Skills and techniques you will learn:

• 50 meter pool set up with no lane lines using whole pool
• Sighting buoys in the pool
• Navigation and sighting skills
• Drafting in the water
• Swimming in groups
• Buoy skills
• Sprinting & variable speed training
• Grow your confidence and fitness in the open water
• Perform on race day
• Managing fear and panic in open water
• Perform in the open water
• Grow your confidence and competence in the swim
• Stay healthy and avoid injury
• Increase motivation to swim
• Learn the benefits of underwater filming

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Novice Freestyle Clinic for Triathletes

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May 14th, 2017. 2pm - 3:30pm

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University of Denver, Coors Fitness Center
2201 East Asbury Ave. Denver 80210

Skills and techniques you will learn:

• Breathing skills for endurance and strength
• Timing and coordination of the breathing, kick and pull
• Drills for endurance and strength
• Your strengths and weaknesses through stroke analysis
• How to turn your weaknesses into strengths
• Save time by focusing on what is most important
• Stop fear and panic in open water before it starts
• Grow your confidence and competence in the swim
• Stay healthy and avoid injury
• Increase motivation to swim
• Learn the benefits of underwater filming

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Open Water Swim Clinics

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Grant Ranch Village Center
7255 W Grant Ranch Blvd. Littleton, CO 80123

Sunday, June 18: 7:15-9:15 am: Intermediate

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
• Sighting and navigation: swim the course, not more
• Drafting: take advantage of all the swimmers around you
• Buoy skills: get around the buoys quickly and efficiently
• Read the race: get out of trouble and swim faster
• Pace strategies: start speed vs race speed
• Over come fears and frustrations: gain confidence
• Transition from survival to performance
• Stroke variability: pool stroke vs open water stroke

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Run Clinic Series: Run faster, stronger and improve resistance to injury

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October 30th, 2017. 2pm - 4pm

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Track @ Belleview Elementary School
4851 S. Dayton, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Learn the skill of running to improve: speed, strength, coordination, agility and resistance to injury. Learn the importance of a dynamic warm up and key running drills, do anywhere run strength training, pacing for intervals and long runs and why improving your running form achieves your best run performance. 3 Consecutive Sundays: October 30th, November 6th & November 13th (make up session on November 20).

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How to Use Stroke Rate to Swim Faster

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I was very impressed by the level of attention and personal coaching I received at Coach Mantak’s clinic. It is evident that she has a unique grasp of the fundamentals of training, as well as an excellent understanding of the biomechanics in each of the three disciplines, all critical elements for improvement. Kyle Visin, Kona Ironman World Championship, 2012: 2nd AG, 10th Amateur, 39th Overall
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