Monday, January 4, 2016

Welcome to BCSC!

2017 DATES AND CAMPS!!

6/18-6/22 - Comprehensive Stroke Camp I
6/25-6/29 -Comprehensive Stroke Camp II
6/30-7/2 - Start and Turn Camp
7/7-7/9 -  "Primary" Stroke Camp 
7/10-14- Comprehensive Camp III
(More info on all camps at the bottom of this post)

A Note From Coach Casares:

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
Our Comprehensive Stroke Camp. It has been our most sought after camp with everything from video analysis and lectures (on all four strokes!) to relay races and (the always comical) end of camp parade!

In its fourth 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 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 80 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 Camp (5 Day) - 9-18 years old
• Overnight $625.
• Day $475

Primary Stroke Camp and Start and Turn Camp (3 Days each) - 9-18 Years Old
• Overnight $525*
• Day Camp $425*

Combination Camp  (Book two sessions of an overnight camp above and save!)
* If you combine two, save $150! 

Comprehensive Camp - III (4/5 Day)
• Day - $450 - 9-18 Years Old
• *Overnight - $625 

* due to high demand, we have added an overnight option to Session 5.  

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to call

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