Early Bird Registration For Central States Swim Clinic

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Take advantage of early bird pricing and make your plans to attend the Central States Swim Clinic in Oak Brook, IL on May 18-19 at the Oak Brook Marriott in Oak Brook, IL. Early bird registration ends March 6.

All information about the clinic, including online registration, is available here:  Don’t delay – register NOW!

Don’t forget to make your hotel reservations at the same time — call (630) 573-8555 for special clinic rates.

The 2019 Clinic proudly offers the following prestigious line-up of speakers and the special opportunity to meet and work with Olympic swimmers Aaron Peirsol and Breeja Larson.

  • Eddie Reese:  3x Olympic Head Coach, 4x Olympic Asst. Coach, 14 NCAA Team Titles & Head Coach Univ of Texas Men
  • Dave Salo: Olympic Coach ’08, ’04 & ‘00, Head Coach USC Men & Women & Author
  • Carol Capitani: Head Coach Univ of Texas Women, Big 12 Coach of the Year
  • Kate Lundsten: Head Coach Minnesota Aquajets & Coach of Olympian Rachel Bootsma
  • Aaron Peirsol: 3x Olympian (‘00, ’04, ’08) 5 Gold, 2 Silver Medals
  • Breeja Larson:  Olympic Gold medalist ’12 & American record holder
The clinic also offers optional courses from ASCA and USA Swimming.  Come learn from some of our country’s best coaches and athletes!

Clinic Staff – 2019 Central States Swim Clinic


Eddie Reese

Eddie is one of our country’s most respected swimming coaches and the winningest coach in the history of the sport. He has been named Men’s Olympic Head Coach ‘08, ‘04 & ‘92 & Asst. Olympic Coach ‘12, ‘00, ‘96 & ‘88. He has been Head Men’s Coach at the U of Texas since ‘79 & has led Texas to 13 NCAA team titles including the last 3 years consecutively, 38 consecutive Conference titles, developed 67 NCAA Individual Champions, 48 National Champion relays, 29 Olympians winning 39 gold medals, 16 silver & 8 bronze. Eddie has been NCAA Coach of the Year 8 times. He has been ASCA Coach of the Year 4 times, most recently in ‘09 & CSCAA Coach of the Year. Eddie was inducted into the Swimming Hall of Fame in ‘02. Eddie runs a very popular age group summer camp program at Texas. Eddie is always teaching & finding enjoyment in the pursuit of one’s potential is the heart of his coaching philosophy. Eddie is funny, humble & always a popular speaker.


Dave Salo

Dave is Head Coach for Men & Women at USC prior to which he was one of the nation’s top club coaches for more than 16 years at Novaaquatics. Dave has been Asst coach for the Olympic Games ‘04 & ‘00, Pan Am Games ‘99 & ‘02, World Championships ‘05 & ‘03, Pan Pac’s, Head Coach for ‘15 World Games & ‘01 Goodwill Games. His Men’s & Women’s teams at USC consistently finish in the top teams in the Pac 12 & at NCAA’s. His club teams made history when they were USA National Champions & the 18U National Combined Champions in ‘99 and then repeated in ‘02. In ‘02 Dave was honored as the Doc Councilman Swim Coach of the Year. His age group & collegiate swimmers have won medals in all major national and international championships, hold World & American records & represent USA at every Olympic Games. Some Olympians coached by Dave are Hosszu, Piersol, Beard, Lezak and Soni. You also may be familiar with his book Sprint Salo.


Carol Capitani

Carol enters her 7th year as Head Coach of the Univ. of Texas women. Her women finished 5th at NCAA’s in ’17 and 6th in ’18. In her first two years, the women finished 9th at NCAA Championships & had the 1st NCAA individual title since 2001 with Laura Sogar’s win the 200 Breast. Sogar went on to medal in the 100 & 200 Breast & 400 MR at the ’13 World University Games where Carol served as Asst. Coach for Team USA. Carol has led the women 6 consecutive Big 12 Championship titles (‘13-‘18) & was named Big 12 Coach of the Year 4 times. Prior to coming to UT, Carol was Associate Head Coach at Georgia when they won 4 NCAA titles & 7 2nd place finishes. Internationally, she was National team Asst. Coach in ’11, ’07 & ‘05 & Head Coach in ’17 for the World University Games and ’09 Head Coach for Singapore for the SE Asian & Youth Games in Singapore. Carol is a phenomenal speaker.


Kate Lundsten

A 24x All American and D3 NCAA National Champion in 100 & 200 Back, Kate held the D3 National record in the 200 Back. She has been a USA Swimming coach for over 20 years. In ’18, she was Jr Pan Pacs Asst. Coach & in ’17 Head Coach for FINA Jr World Championships. Kate joined the Aquajets as Head Coach in ‘04. She is the Board Chair of Newjets, Inc., a non-profit parent organization of the Aquajets. Prior to her position at Aquajets, Kate was a 10-year head coach for the Eden Prairie HS Girls’ Swim Team. They won 4 state titles. Kate has been the recipient of numerous coaching awards including State High School Coach of the Year while at Eden Prairie. She is widely recognized as a superior stroke technician, encouraging & promoting strong technique in practice. Swimmers under Kate’s watch have achieved significant success including state & national records, 13 Olympic Trial qualifiers & Olympic gold medalist Rachel Bootsma.


Aaron Peirsol

Aaron, known as Mr. Backstroke, is a three-time Olympian and seven-time Olympic medalist (five gold, two silver). As an undergraduate, Aaron swam with Eddie at UT. As a member of the national team, he holds the world record in the men’s 400 MR. Individually, he holds the world record in the 200 Back. He has won a total of thirty-six medals in major international competitions, 29 gold, 6 silver, & 1 bronze spanning the Olympics, World, Pan Am & Pan Pacific Championships. In his Olympic debut in ’00, at the age of 17, he won silver in the 200 Back. At the ’04 Olympics, he won gold in the 100 Back, 200 Back & 400 MR. At the ’08 Olympics, he won gold in the 100 Back & 400 MR. In February 2011, Peirsol announced his retirement, saying, “I ended up doing everything I set out to do.” Aaron has always been an avid surfer & spends a lot of time in Costa Rica.


Breeja Larson

At the ’12 Olympic Trials, Breeja won the 100 Breast by beating Olympian Rebecca Soni. Breeja earned her Olympic gold medal as part of the 400MR team & was 6th in the 100 Breast. Breeja didn’t commit seriously to swimming until age 17. Once she did, her talent was immediately apparent. She holds Mesa Aquatics Club team records in every breaststroke event. Breeja chose to attend Texas A&M. As a freshman, she was 2nd in both the 100 & 200 Breast at NCAAs. As a sophomore, Breeja was the ‘12 NCAA champion in the 100 Breast setting a new NCAA, US Open & American record. Her junior & senior year, she repeated as champion in the 100 Breast breaking her own NCAA, US Open & American records again. In ‘13, at the FINA World Championships in Barcelona she won gold in the 400 MR & was 4th in the 50 Breast and 5th in the 100 Breast. In ‘14 she won bronze at Pan Pacs in the 100 Breast.

Central States Swim Clinic Coaches Clinic Registration Prices

All information about the clinic, including online registration, is available at swimclinic.com/central-states-swim-clinic/.

Clinic Registration Fees – 2019 Central States Swim Clinic

$160.00 – Coach registration
$150.00 – Swimmer registration (ages 8 and up)

PRE-REGISTRATION March 7 through May 6
$180.00 – Coach registration
$170.00 – Swimmer registration (ages 8 and up)

SPECIAL GROUP DISCOUNT March 7 through May 6 (must register at the same time)
Register 5 swimmers get the 6th free
Register 5 coaches get the 6th free

LATE REGISTRATION – available online after May 6 and at the door
$200.00 – Coach registration
$190.00 – Swimmer registration

Watch This Fun Interview with Ryan Lochte Taped At A Previous Central States Clinic

Additional Courses – 2019 Central States Swim Clinic

**USA Swimming

If you wish to register for these additional courses, please note in the appropriate space on the clinic registration form and include payment payable to Central States Swim Clinic. These courses may be attended separately or in conjunction with the clinic.

*Dryland Training with A Long Term Purpose
(May 16: 1pm – 5pm)  $50

In the past, grade school physical education combined with organized sports created a base of athletically capable youngsters.  With the decline of required physical education in public schools youth sports finds itself with the responsibility of providing moderate to vigorous physical activity.  Only 24% of 7 to 14 year old soccer, baseball and softball players get the sixty minutes of MVPA the government recommends.  In organized swimming practices we are close to having 100% of our participants meet MVPA.  This presentation is about incorporating dryland training and giving our young swimmers the opportunity to develop rhythm, balance, coordination, core strength and swimming power & keeping them in the sport for long term swimming development.  Includes manual and dvd. (10 education units)

*Principles of Leadership for Coaches, Athletes & Parents
 (May 16: 6pm – 9 pm)  $50

We’re defining “leadership” for this presentation as “patterns of behaviors” that create an environment for individual and team success.  What patterns do we see?  What patterns do we want?  How do we affect changes in ourselves, our parents & our athletes in order to develop leadership qualities? (10 education units)

*The Planning & Execution of Training for Swimmers – Level 3
(May 17: 8:30am – 4:30 pm)  $75

This program presents a background to fundamental physiology which helps us understand the importance and meaning of energy systems & the principles of training.  Once familiar with this background & considering age differences, we present strategies for designing season training plans, weekly workout plans & writing workouts for senior, age group & novice swimmers.   Includes manual handouts and test. (15 education units)

*Starts, Turns & Finishes
(May 17: 6pm – 9pm)  $50

This is a greatly expanded section from the ASCA Level 2 Stroke School that explores in depth proper mechanics & teaching methods for acquiring great starts, turns & finishes.  We offer extensive use of video clips of the Olympians right on down to novice swimmers learning progressions –this material is excellent for all coaches novice to senior. (10 education units)

**USA Club Leadership/Business Management
(May 16th & 17th: 6:30-9pm)  $20.00

Required for all new USA clubs for club registration Course 201. Club coaches & board members will learn strategies to improve club governance, management, & leadership. Included are the basic models for swim teams, responsibilities of nonprofit boards, staff/board responsibilities, roles of the Head Coach, governance versus management, financial development, recruiting volunteers, evaluation, & assessment. Attendance at both sessions is required to fulfill the requirement. Either the Board/Booster Club president or Head C