Campers and coaches live together in air-conditioned dormitories on the beautiful campus of the Ethel Walker School. This experience helps swimmers grow socially as well as mentally and physically. Our instruction begins by concentrating on building efficient swimmers. Throughout the week, campers participate in an extensive program of swimming fitness, quality water time, daily stints in the weight room for older campers, dry land conditioning, and strength training lectures from great athletes and professional coaches. There is a plan of organized recreation each evening.
The goal is to instill in every athlete the idea that discipline and hard work not only pay off but also can be great fun. Campers are given the opportunity to excel because they take home all of the necessary knowledge needed to be the best they can possibly be. The ultimate reward to any swimmer is a PERSONAL BEST (PB). This is our goal, and every year we receive emails from our campers telling us about their new PB’s.
Our staff are carefully chosen for their qualities of experience, maturity, energy, enthusiasm, and, as Coach Good says, “dedicated to personal bests in their personal life as well as their athletic life.”
All coaches eat with the campers, live in the campers’ dorms, participate in the evening recreation, and are a part of campers’ lives for 24 hours a day. Our coaches are all outstanding athletes and experienced teaching professionals.
Swimming is a part of their everyday lives. Every instructor is given instruction in our technique of teaching and training competitive swimmers. Our high standards of selection and training have brought together a hard working staff “second to none” in our field.
Parents Page Q & A
Q Which week should my child attend?
A New campers and 11-year-olds and younger: week 1. Teenagers and repeat campers
12 years old and older: week 2.
Q What are the advantages of attending two consecutive sessions?
A For first time campers 11 years of age and under – NONE. For repeat campers and 12 and over swimmers, a two-week stay makes a significant difference in their swimming career.