2014 DATES AND NEW CAMPS!!
6/15-18 - Training Camp (College Prep)
6/22-26 - Comprehensive Stroke Camp
6/28-30 - "Primary" Stroke Camp
6/30-7/2 - Start and Turn Camp
7/7-10 - Comprehensive DAY Camp
(info on all camps at the bottom of this post)
The sport of swimming and diving has been a passion of mine ever since I can remember. Having a chance to run several swim camps at Bates College is one of the most exciting opportunities I have encountered. Our philosophy will simply be to offer outstanding coaching by a motivated and energetic staff whose 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! More specifically though, the Bates Swim Camp will offer both a training and technique aspect - in an environment that is both positive and healthy.
For our younger camper, we mix technique and fun together so each child has a blast while learning more about 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 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 are also adding a few new camps based on what we have learned - and what we think will make the biggest difference in the swimming community.
|Underwater Video Analysis|
We will also continue our Start and Turn Camp. Three intense days of how to get off the blocks faster, and how to make the most of your turns in every race.
Training Camp (College Prep). This is our first new camp and it is set up for swimmers entering high school (or older) who know they want to swim in college. It will include four intense days of training from some of the best college coaches around so that each camper gets an idea of what type of experience lies ahead. Swimmers are encouraged to come to camp in very good shape - and with USA Swimming AAA times. We are limiting this camp to 40 campers, and will include a meeting with a Bates College admissions rep to talk about the college admissions process. Division I, II, and III information will be shared as we have coaches with experience in all three divisions attending.
Also new this year is our Primary Stroke Camp. This is a three day camp in which you spend the entire time with one coach focusing mostly on one stroke - 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.*
And of course we will continue with our always intimate Comprehensive DAY Camp.
Again, 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, except where noted above). All camps, except the "Training Camp" are open to swimmers 9-18 years old.
In January the site will go live and you can fill out the online application form to begin the process of enrolling (see "REGISTRATION" to your right). 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
Training Camp / College Prep (4 Day) - Freshman in HS or older
• Overnight $550
• Day $450
Primary Stroke Camp and the Start and Turn Camp (3 Day) - 9-18 Years Old
• Overnight $500*
• Day Camp $400*
* If you combine the two save $200! ($800 for overnight and $600 for day camp)
Comprehensive DAY Camp - $450 - 9-18 Years Old
If you have questions, please don't hesitate to call