Stroke Mechanics - Building successful swimmers for over 25 years.
Services
 
Coach Mark offers a wide range of services to suit a variety of swimmers.  From novice competitors to national champions, age groupers to masters swimmers, we have the tools to help you reach your swimming goals. The most popular services are shown below.   If you would like to schedule a lesson, or register for the Fall/Winter/Spring Camp, call or text Coach Mark @ 301-655-9247(text preferred).
 

Skills Camp for Competitive Swimmers
 
Coach Mark's Swim Camp for competitive swimmers is an excellent way to supplement club, summer-league, high school, masters, college or triathalon swimming.  Because of the popularity of swimming in the DC Metro area, most swim clubs operate at full, or even beyond full capacity.  The professional swim coaches of these local clubs do an outstanding job of handling such a large population of swimmers.  However, as most of you are aware,  in addition to crowded lanes, age group swimmers are often taught by the youngest and least experienced coaches on staff.  Between overcrowding and novice coaching, there is a need for experienced coaches to TEACH swimmers how to be effective in the water.  That is what Coach Mark does best.  If you would like to see how he approaches the sport, ask to watch a private consultation session or come to a clinic session at our Swim Camp.
 
If swimmers would like to upgrade their camp experience, they can swim two clinics per week, Sunday afternoon and Friday eve..  The Swim Camp is held at the Quince Orchard Swim Club in Gaithersburg from late September through mid-May.  Although the camp runs for 30-32 weeks, it consists of 25 clinic sessions over that 30-32 week period of time.  Click on the Registration Form link on the navigation bar to the left, which will lead you to a downloadable registration form.

COST FOR THE 2017/2018 SEASON.
1 clinic session per week              $835

2 clinic sessions per week            $1395


Swimmers that register before July 1st, 2017 will receive a $50 discount
 
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Clinic 1
7&8 Year Olds
Sun. 11AM-12PM
Clinic 2
9-10 Year Olds
Sun. 12-1PM
Clinic 3
11&12 Year Olds
Sun. 1-2PM
Clinic 4
13&Over
Sun. 2-3PM
  Clinic 5
12&U
Fri. 8-9PM
       
     
     
       
    
      
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 Private Consultation/Lessons
 
Private learning sessions provide swimmers with a warm, quiet and safe environment to limit distraction and enable them to focus on the changes they need to make to be more efficient and effective in the water.  If you would like to meet Mark and watch him work,  send him a text or email and he will set up a place and time so you can see why so many swimmers seek out his help. 

ALL private lessons are being taught at the Quince Orchard Swim Club from October-March. April through September, lessons are given at Coach Mark's heated, 2 lane, 40ft. pool in Mt. Airy.

Fees:

Lessons held @ Quince Orchard
$90/hour  
$75/hour for current camp members

Lessons held @ Mt. Airy pool
$75/hour
$60/hour for current camp members

The current season ends on May 14th.  Swimmers must renew for the 2017-2018 season by May 15th in order to get the $60/hour rate over the Spring/Summer.


 
All private instruction is currently at Coach Mark's Swimming Pool(Mt. Airy) between 12pm and 4pm on Saturdays, Tues. and Thurs. 4:30pm-7:30pm.  Beginning June 19th, the schedule changes to Mon.-Fri. 11am-3pm through the end of July.

 
If you would like to schedule a private lesson, send a text message to 301-655-9247 and Coach Mark will contact you promptly.



Video Consultation

An exciting new service Mark has added that allows swimmers have their swimming evaluated, followed by clear instructions that will allow the swimmer to make corrections to their stroke simply by submitting a video/videos via email. Swimmers will receive a written summary of what they are doing correctly as well as what they can do to improve their stroke.  Additionally, because of advances in technology, swimmers can communicate with Coach Mark LIVE from a remote location via Skype or another talk/video platform, such as FaceTime.  In this case, swimmers will need an assistant with them to hold the device allowing for 2 way communication between coach and swimmer.  

Below is an example of changes that were made to a swimmers stroke.

Fee: $50/video(1 stroke per video)

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