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 - Feature Coach - Abby Brethauer - Tufts University
June 16-20, 2019 | Session 2 - Feature Coach - Fernando Rodriguez - Kenyon College
June 23-27, 2019 | Session 3 - Feature Coach - Fernando Rodriguez - Kenyon College

Overnight camper - $615
Day camper - $510


Featuring: Coach Abby Brethauer (Associate Head Coach at Tufts University)

   

Abby Brethauer

Abby Brethauer Joins the Total Performance Competitive Swim Camp for the first time this year. Abby is currently the Associate Head Coach at Tufts University. Before going to the Jumbos', Abby was the Head Swimming Coach for the men's and women's swimming programs at the University of Mary Washington for eight seasons, 

At Mary Washington since 2010, Brethauer received six women's Coach of the Year honors and four with the men's team in the Capital Athletic Conference. While there she also served on the Presidential Task Force for Diversity & Inclusion and was the Athletic Department's Community Service Coordinator from 2013-18.

Originally from Bedford, New Hampshire, Brethauer was an assistant coach at Columbia University from 2004-10. In addition to her time at Hamilton College, she also has familiarity with the New England Small College Athletic Conference as the head coach of the Bates College Swim Camp since 2008.

As a competitor, Brethauer was a member of three NCAA championship teams at Kenyon College, where she was team captain for 2001-02. A former NCAA DIII national record holder and 13-time All-American, Brethauer graduated from Kenyon in 2002. She earned a Master's degree in Kinesiology at Columbia University's Teacher's College in 2009.

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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

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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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