Competitive Stroke Camp

Competitive Stroke Camp at Kenyon 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.

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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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Kenyon College - Gambier, Ohio

June 9-13, 2019 | Session 1
June 16-20, 2019 | Session 2
June 23-27, 2019 | Session 3

Overnight camper - $615
Day camper - $510


Featuring: Coach Bob Rueppel (Head Coach at Middlebury College)

   Bob Rueppel     

Coach Bob Rueppel is recognized as one the top swim coaches in Division III.  In his 7-years at Middlebury College, Rueppel has coached 19 all-conference swimmers and broken 5 NESCAC records.  At the national level, Rueppel has coached 24 individual All-Americans, and 14 All-American relays. During his 10-year run at F&M prior to Middlebury, Rueppel's teams won 10 conference titles (seven men, three women) and broke nearly 90 school records. He coached three NCAA Champions, 37 All-Americans, five Academic All-Americans, and his teams earned Team Academic All-American honors for nine-straight years!

Visit our Coaching & Staff page by clicking here.

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

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Camp Discounts

December Discount Days – $50 off – Register in November or December and receive $50 off each registration for any camp and any location.  Enter promo code: DECSAVE when checking out.

Returning Camper Discount – $20 off – For any camper who has been to any Total Performance camp before. Enter promo code: RETURN19 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*

 

Overnight Camper Schedule

Sunday

  • 12:00 pm: Camp Check-in
  • 1:30 pm: Parent Meeting/Staff Introductions
  • 1:45 pm: Swim Screening, Videotape Sessions
  • 4:00 pm: Stroke Lecture
  • 5:15 pm: Dinner
  • 6:15 pm: Stroke Critique/Camp Activity
  • 8:30 pm: Counselor Orientation
  • 9:30 pm: Dorms Close for the Night

Monday - Wednesday

  • 6:30 am: Wake-up Call
  • 7:00 am: Breakfast
  • 7:45 am: Swim Practice #1
  • 9:00 am: Morning Circuit (Stroke Videotaping, Drills, Dryland Activity)
  • 10:45 am: Stroke Lecture
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:15 pm: Afternoon Circuit (Swim Practice #2, Stroke Video Critique, Dryland Activity)
  • 4:00 pm: Camp Benchmark/Free Time
  • 5:00 pm: Dinner
  • 6:00 pm: Classroom Talk
  • 7:45 pm: Camp Activity
  • 9:30 pm: Dorms Close for Night
  • 10:00 pm: In Bed, Lights Out

Thursday

  • 6:30 am: Wake-up Call
  • 7:00 am: Breakfast
  • 7:45 am: Final Swim Practice
  • 9:00 am: Drills: Starts, Turns
  • 10:30 am: Camper of the Week
  • 11:15 am: Clean Rooms...Pack Bags
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:15 pm: Camp Time Trials
  • 2:15 pm: Camp Checkout

 

Day Camper Schedule 

Sunday

  • 1:00 pm: Camp Check-in
  • 1:45 pm: Parent Meeting/ Staff Introductions
  • 2:00 pm: Swim Screening, Videotape Sessions
  • 4:00 pm: Stroke Lecture
  • 5:15 pm: Dinner
  • 6:15 pm: Stroke Critique/Camp Activity
  • 8:30 pm: Counselor Orientation
  • 9:00 pm: Parent pick-up

Monday - Wednesday

  • 7:45 am: Swim Practice #1
  • 9:00 am: Morning Circuit (Stroke Videotaping, Drills, Dryland Activity)
  • 10:45 am: Stroke Lecture
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:15 pm: Afternoon Circuit (Swim Practice #2, Stroke Video Critique, Dryland Activity)
  • 4:00 pm: Camp Benchmark/Free Time
  • 5:00 pm: Dinner
  • 6:00 pm: Classroom Talk
  • 7:45 pm: Camp Activity
  • 8:30 pm: Parent pick-up

Thursday

  • 7:45 am: Final Swim Practice
  • 9:00 am: Drills: Starts, Turns
  • 10:30 am: Camper of the Week
  • 11:15 am: Clean Rooms...Pack Bags
  • 12:00 pm: Lunch
  • 1:15 pm: Camp Time Trials
  • 2:15 pm: Camp Checkout

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

 

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