Campers and coaches live together 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 fitness center, dry land conditioning, and strength-training lectures from great athletes and professional coaches. Each evening, campers engage in organized recreation.
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).
Our staff are carefully chosen for their qualities of experience, maturity, energy, and enthusiasm. And, as Coach Good says, they are “dedicated to personal bests in their personal life as well as their athletic life.”
All USSC 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 life. We train every instructor 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.
CO-HEAD COACH AND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR DAVE ALLEN
David Allen is the Head Coach of Swimming at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. He holds master’s degrees in Human Performance and Human Development.
His award-winning and very knowledgeable thesis in swimming’s age-old controversy, “the grab start versus the track start,” is only one facet of Coach Allen’s depth of understanding of competitive swimming.
Coach Dave, a former camper, is a nationally certified NATA Athletic Trainer, as well as NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist. For more than 30 years, he has been an integral part of the USSC coaching staff.
HEAD COACH AND DIRECTOR RON GOOD
“Energy, enthusiasm, a great work ethic and most of all, a total devotion to young people” best describes this Hall of Fame athlete and coach.
Since 1971, Coach Good has developed a camp program that has touched and helped tens of thousands of athletes.
Through his experiences with Olympians, world champions, world record holders, great college athletes, and young people nationwide, he knows what it takes to help athletes reach their full potential. Making hard work fun is a way of life for “The Coach.”