Competitive Stroke Camp

Competitive Stroke Camp at Calvin College

The cornerstone of the Competitive Stroke Camp's success is a dedication to helping campers improve each of the four strokes when it comes to technique, training and race strategy.

The Competitive Stroke Camp is a balanced curriculum emphasizing swimming efficiently, training effectively, working as a team and having fun.  This holistic approach to becoming a better swimmer is at the essence of “Total Performance” and is one of the reasons swimmers find success with our camps. Training plans are different for older and younger campers, and further differentiated by training groups for a highly personalized experience.

Our campers receive small-group instruction in a low swimmer-to-coach environment, team and leadership building sessions, daily video analysis of strokes and classroom sessions. Most importantly, Total Performance campers have FUN – both in and out of the pool – with scavenger hunts, variety shows, games and meeting new friends!

The camp accommodates both the novice and highly-trained swimmer (ages 10-18). Please note this is not a learn-to-swim camp. We recommend campers to have had at least one season of competitive swimming and know how to swim all four strokes.

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Calvin College - Grand Rapids, Michigan

June 17-21, 2018 | Session 1

Overnight camper – $615
Day camper – $510


Featuring: Coach Dan Gelderloos (Head Coach at Calvin) & Coach Chris Sullivan (Assistant Coach at Calvin).

Dan Gelderloos    Chris Sullivan

Coach Dan Gelderloos is recognized as one the top swim coaches in Division III. In his 22-years at Calvin College, Gelderloos has led his men's and women's teams to a combined 16-MIAA Conference titles (13 consecutive for the women's team). At the national level, Gelderloos has coached 86 top-8 finishers at NCAAs, 25 top-8 relay performances, 53 NCAA All-Americans, and 7 individual NCAA champions. Additionally, 6 of his swimmers have earned the prestigious NCAA Co-Sida Academic All-American honors!

Visit our Coaches & Staff page by clicking here.

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Camp Highlights

  • Two swim sessions per day that emphasize training and technique
  • Daily dryland sessions
  • Daily stroke clinics, videotaping and individual video critiques with our collegiate coaches
  • A take-home flash drive of stroke critique videos to share with your parents & coaches
  • Classroom discussions with special guest speakers and clinicians on training physiology, goal setting, nutrition, race strategy and more
  • Three delicious all-you-can-eat meals each day - all dietary needs accommodated
  • Fun evening activities including movies, games, scavenger hunt, the Total Performance talent show (bring your instruments, comedy sketch, super-human tricks, and more)!
  • 24-hour supervision on a beautiful and safe campus
  • Camp t-shirt


Camp Discounts

Returning Camper Discount – $20 off – For any camper who has been to any Total Performance camp before.  
Enter promo code: RETURN17 when registering.

Team Discount Program – $35 to $50 off per camper – For teams sending 5 or more campers to any Total Performance camp. For more information, click here.

*Only one discount may be used per camper*

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Overnight Camper Schedule

Sunday

  • 2:00 pm: Camp Check-in
  • 2:45 pm: Parents Welcome
  • 3:00 pm: Swim Screening / Group Assignments
  • 4:30 pm: Camp Welcome / Staff Introductions
  • 5:30 pm: Dinner
  • 6:30 pm: Stroke Talk (Free)
  • 7:30pm: Stroke Critique / Drills
  • 8:45 pm: Counselor Orientation
  • 9:30 pm: Dorms close for night
  • 10:00 pm: In-bed, lights out!

Monday - Wednesday

  • 7:00 am: Wake-up
  • 7:30 am: Breakfast
  • 8:15 am: Swim Practice #1
  • 10:30 am: Stroke Lecture
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Stroke Critique / Dryland / Drills
  • 3:00 pm: Swim Practice #2
  • 5:30 pm: Dinner
  • 6:30 pm: All Camp Activity / Lecture
  • 8:30 pm: Free-time
  • 9:30 pm: Dorms close for night
  • 10:00 pm: In-bed, lights out! 

Thursday

  • 7:00 am: Wake-up
  • 7:30 am: Breakfast
  • 8:15 am: Final Swim Practice
  • 10:00 am: Camp Awards Ceremony
  • 10:30 am: Pack and Clean rooms
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:15 pm: Warm-up for Time Trials
  • 1:30 pm: Total Performance Time Trials
  • 2:30 pm: Camp Checkout

Day Camper Schedule

Sunday

  • 2:00 pm: Camp Check-in
  • 2:45 pm: Parents Welcome
  • 3:00 pm: Swim Screening / Group Assignments
  • 4:30 pm: Camp Welcome / Staff Introductions
  • 5:30 pm: Dinner
  • 6:30 pm: Stroke Talk (Free)
  • 7:30pm: Stroke Critique / Drills
  • 8:45 pm: Parent pick-up

Monday - Wednesday

  • 8:15 am: Swim Practice #1
  • 10:30 am: Stroke Lecture
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:00 pm: Stroke Critique / Dryland / Drills
  • 3:00 pm: Swim Practice #2
  • 5:30 pm: Dinner
  • 6:30 pm: All Camp Activity / Lecture
  • 8:30 pm: Parent pick-up

Thursday

  • 8:15 am: Final Swim Practice
  • 10:00 am: Camp Awards Ceremony
  • 10:30 am: Pack and Clean rooms
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:15 pm: Warm-up for Time Trials
  • 1:30 pm: Total Performance Time Trials
  • 2:30 pm: Camp Checkout

*Please note that breakfast & lodging are not included in the day camper schedule

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