Get a head start on your rivals!!!!

Our freestyle clinics will improve your technique and increase your swim speed. Ideal for triathletes and open water swimmers. Our clinics are structured for swimmers of all levels and abilities. (However, swimmers must be able to swim 200m continuously). You’ll learn the latest, most effective methods to develop your stroke, specific to your needs and ability.

Clinics are divided into three parts – 1) Theory 2) Circuit exercises used for swimmers 3) Pool session.

1. Theory

  • The Basics of the Freestyle Stroke,
  • Enhancing your efficiency in the Pool.
  • Swim Bio Mechanics- generating more propulsion in the water, create speed and reduce drag/resistance and how to develop the high elbow catch
  • Developing Open Water Skills

2. Circuit Rotational "Dry Land" Stations

  • Stretching / Flexibility for Performance
  • Core Stabilization in Swimming
  • Injury Prevention

3. Pool Session

  • Technique Development– skills and drills
  • Open water simulation ( Racing and sighting around buoys)
  • Implementing the drills into a 'normal' training session.


2 Hours

What To Bring

  • 1. Swimming gear, i.e. swim suit, cap, goggles, flippers/fins, kick board, sunscreen, water bottle, snorkel (if you have one)
  • 2. Loose comfortable clothing for dry land circuit exercises and towel
  • 3. An open mind to learn new skills


20 swimmers per Clinic between 2 coaches.


Duane Cannell - Swim Coach- stroke correction specialist (over 25 years experience), PE Teacher, Australian Triathlon Team 1992-1993, Pan Pacs and Commonwealth Games Trials Finalist, Owner of Makin Waves Swim School and competitive open water swimmer.

Clinic Testimonials

Just wanted to say I was so pleased that I attended your freestyle clinic - best money I've spent and really given me lots to work on. You made it very clear and simple compared to some of the other clinics I’ve attended. Much appreciated your time and effort Duane.
Matthew Watts

The swim clinic was of great benefit to me in trying to cut my swim time down. Duane made things very clear and easy to understand. You gave me all the tools to swim a PB. The following week I did my PB for 400m FR/S . Thanks again!!
Angus Walker

A wonderful stroke technician and teacher. A well run clinic.
Beth Clarke- Redcliffe

Firstly, thanks for an enlightening and productive workshop. I found it to be the most beneficial lesson that I have had. I was amazed at how quickly I improved. My 1500m time improved by over 2 mins. The first time I’ve ever broken 28 mins. Thanks heaps!!!
Michelle White – Brisbane

Doing the Swim Clinic with Duane has been great for me to look at my swim stroke with different eyes. I have been able to fine tune the way I have been doing different areas and with the dry land exercises learn the muscles to work on strengthening. I notice as I am swimming my laps I am breaking up my stroke on small but important areasI would highly recommend the clinic to improve your swimming
Kim Alexander- Sunshine Coast

Any Questions??

Please call Duane on 0412 132208

CANCELLATION POLICY- We require 7 days notice if you can’t attend our clinic as most of our clinics sell out.


   Pool Session – Race Simulation (Drafting and Sighting)

    Theory Session - Discussing the bio mechanics of swimming.

   Dry Land Rotational Stations- Practicing a high elbow catch.