Swim Clinics - Tri-Maine


Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine


“Just a quick note to say thank you for the incredible swim clinic. I’ve never received such great swim instruction and feel like it is transforming my swimming. I could not recommend it more highly!” – 2012 Swim Clinic Participant

Thursday, April 2 – 6:30pm (2 hours) Beginning Concepts and Skills

Thursday, April 9 – 6:30pm (2 hours) Intermediate Concepts and Skills

Thursday, April 16 – 6:30pm Session 1 -Individual Feedback (1 Hour)

Thursday, April 16 – 7:30pm Session 2 -Individual Feedback (1 Hour)

Swimming is a sport driven by technique

All of the yardage in the world will not make you faster if you have an inefficient stroke. Join expert Swim Works instructor Brad Burnham for a highly productive clinic that will teach you the correct body position and stroke mechanics. Brad is currently the head coach at Bowdoin College, and has worked with Division I Finalists and Olympians in the past. He is on the cutting edge of technique work, and has a style of teaching that is unparalleled.

Clinics will take place at Bowdoin College’s Greason Pool and will combine stroke work, underwater video, and dry land training.

Beginning Concepts

This is designed for first time attendees who are new to the world of stroke technique AND experienced athletes who want to review the fundamentals of their swimming. There will be approximately one hour instruction by Brad Burnham, followed by approximately one hour of pool time with drills and underwater filming. Specific topics covered are body and head position, comfort in the water, rotation, breathing, and timing and basic of the full stroke. Participants will have the chance to watch themselves underwater in real-time.

Intermediate Concepts

This is meant for people who have attended Level I in the past and/or feel very more with fundamentals of their stroke. In this session, there will be approximately 45 minutes of discussion about more advanced skills like rhythm, arm mechanics and breathing. swimming. There will be about 60-75 minutes of pool time with underwater video available.

Individual Sessions

There will no lecture during this session. Participants will have access to Brad’s individual feedback. Attendees will pick one of the sessions and a small group of no more than 9 others. The session will be individualized and can include race prep, analysis of video analysis with a coach, and practicing correct swim technique with feedback. If you are participating in the Polar bear Triathlon, this is a great chance to get pool time before race day.

Brad Burnham is the Varsity Swim Coach for Bowdoin

He has experience coaching athletes from the age group level up to NCAA National and Olympic Qualifiers. His cutting edge technique work translates the science of hydrodynamics into clear and effective movements, learned through drills. By incorporating real-time underwater filming, Brad can provide instant feedback for athletes, allowing them to adjust their stroke as they progress through the clinic.

Click here to read more about Brad.

Weather and Refunds

We will be contacting you by e-mail a few days before the clinic with further details and updates about the weather. If the weather does not permit safe driving conditions, we will cancel the clinic and either transfer your entry to the next clinic (if spots are available), put it towards the cost of a race registration, or refund your fee.


Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine