2016 DATES AND CAMPS!!
6/19-23 - Comprehensive Stroke Camp I
6/26-6/30 -Comprehensive Stroke Camp II
7/5-7/7 - "Primary" Stroke Camp
7/8-7/10 - Start and Turn Camp
7/11-14- Comprehensive Camp (Day Campers Only)
(More info on all camps at the bottom of this post)
The sport of swimming and diving has been a passion of mine since I was a child swimming in my town's summer league! Having a chance to run several swim camps at Bates College is one of the most rewarding opportunities I have encountered. Our philosophy is simply to offer outstanding coaching by a motivated and energetic staff. And our sole mission is to take every step possible to stimulate every swimmer's love for the sport.
Simply put, we want to better your strokes, sharpen your attitude, and focus your goals so you can reach your absolute potential. The Bates Swim Camp will offer both a training and technique aspect - in an environment that is both positive and healthy.
More specifically though, for our younger camper we mix technique and fun together so each child will have fun while learning how to swim correctly. Counselors and coaches will not only lead campers through technique sessions, but also organize games, talent shows, and other fun activities.
For the older more experienced camper, this is truly an elite camp experience with a small college vibe. Only the best college coaches I know are on deck... only the latest info on technique... and only the smartest and most challenging sets out there. The last thing you want to do is "get out of shape" at swim camp, so we will train you smart while making sure you have a good time. We also know that movie nights, pizza parties, and capture the flag are just as important as starts, turns, and stroke technique - so good times abound!
As usual, all camps will continue to include underwater stroke analysis, one on work with collegiate coaches, and a staff to camper ratio of 1:4. This year we will continue to offer our newer camps - and in the end, we hope our camps continue to be the best around.
|Underwater Video Analysis|
In its third year is the Primary Stroke Camp. This is a three day camp in which you spend the entire time with one coach focusing primarily on one stroke - and it is your choice! Each Head Coach will be assigned a stroke and will share all their insights on technique, training, and race strategy with their group. We feel this camp combined with the Start and Turn Camp is a great combination.*
As mentioned we will also continue our Start and Turn Camp. Three days of how to get off the blocks faster, and how to make the most of your turns in every race.
And of course we will continue with our always intimate Comprehensive DAY Camp.
As usual we will limit enrollment in order to keep our numbers in a range where instruction is paramount - and the personal touch remains (approximately 70 campers each session). All camps are open to swimmers 9-18 years old.
In mid January the registration will go live and you can fill out the online application form to begin the process of enrolling (check the right side menu). If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me directly.
Prices and Info:
Comprehensive Stroke Camp (5 Day) - 9-18 years old
• Overnight $600.
• Day $450
Primary Stroke Camp and Start and Turn Camp (3 Day each) - 9-18 Years Old
• Overnight $500*
• Day Camp $400*
Combo Week (Primary Stroke AND Start and Turn together)
* If you combine the two save $150! ($850 for overnight and $650 for day camp)
Comprehensive DAY Camp (4 Day)
• $450 - 9-18 Years Old
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to call