Elite Swim Camp

Take your swimming to the next level!

Elite Swim Camps at Kenyon College

These unique camp experiences are designed for highly-trained sprinters, breaststrokers, butterfliers/backstrokers, or distance swimmers and offer the most race-specific training for each specialty that you will find anywhere in the country. The Elite Camps bring in nationally and internationally renowned coaches in each specialty to provide campers with the most cutting-edge instruction and training used by the worlds best swimmers today.  Enrollment is kept to a minimum to allow for better communication, more personal attention, and a greater appreciation of what it means to work together as a team.

The majority of swimmers who attend our Elite Camps are high school state qualifiers and even finalists. Our Elite Camps are designed for swimmers who are already excelling in a particular specialty, yet want to take their performance to the next level. Though the Elite Camps are open to any and all swimmers ages 13-18, they are most appropriate for swimmers with AAA times in their specialty or faster (based on USA Swimming's National Age Group Motivational Time Standards). The campers who attend our Elite Camps chose the camp that focuses on their best stroke or specialty event. These camps are not designed for swimmers to work on their weakest stroke.

In the past twenty-one years, over 1700 swimmers from 49 states and 11 countries have participated in our Elite Camp programs for what proves to be a transformative and inspirational learning and training experience.  A significant number of our elite campers have gone on to excel at the very highest levels of high school, YMCA, USA, NCAA and International competition, including 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, Garret Weber-Gale!

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Elite Distance Camp

June 9-13, 2019

Overnight Camper - $685
Day Camper - $600

A specialized program for the distance swimmer (ages 14-18), this five-day overnight camp provides Elite-level coaching, race-specific strategy, and attention to technique for distance swimmers. A highly requested camp, the Elite Distance Camp's unique programming focuses on race technique, philosophies for creating effective race strategies, "breaking down" distance races to learn from personal best performances, and also dryland training specifically designed for the distance swimmer.

Jessen Book

Headlining the camp will be former All-American distance swimmer, and Kenyon College Head Coach, Jessen Book. Coach Book was named NCAA DIII Men's and Women's Coach-of-the-Year in 2013, lead the men’s team to their second consecutive national title in 2014, and the women’s team to a second place finish at NCAAs. Book, a former All-American distance swimmer at Kenyon, was a four-year member of national championship teams and a team co-captain in his senior year. As a coach, Book has made his mark in the Distance events, coaching numerous distance swimmers to top-8 finishes at Nationals. Other leading collegiate and high school coaches, as well as accomplished collegiate swimmers, round out the staff (Click here to visit the staff page).

Coaches can rest assured knowing their athlete will not get out of shape. Three highly-specialized pool sessions incorporate high-intensity benchmark training and average approximately 10,000-11,000 yards per day. 

*While the Elite Distance Camp is open to any and all swimmers ages 14-18, it is most appropriate for swimmers with AAA times or faster (based on National USA Swimming time standards). The majority of swimmers who attend our Elite Camps are high school state qualifiers and even finalists.


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Elite Breaststroke Camp

June 9-13, 2019

Overnight Camper - $685
Day Camper - $600

Total Performance offers a unique camp experience designed specifically for breaststrokers. The Elite Breaststroke Camp is a highly-technical, five day, overnight training program for campers ages 13-18. The camp helps accomplished breaststrokers develop an even better understanding of the nuances and techniques of this complex stroke. Swimmers work on all aspects of breaststroke from the kick, turns, and pullouts, to the utilization of the underwater dolphin kick.

Kristy Kowal2019 campers will hone their skills working closely with 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist, Kristy Kowal.  Kristy is an educator and loves to teach. She also is a 2-time World Champion (1998) in the 100 Meter breaststroke and on the 400 medley relay. She has won multiple international swimming medals in addition to breaking 8 American Records and 1 World record during her career.  Kristy was the first American woman to win the World Championship title in the 100 meter breaststroke and also the first American woman to break the one minute barrier in the 100 yard breaststroke.

At the University of Georgia (UGA), Kowal helped her team to win two NCAA titles. She was the first woman in the Southeastern Conference history to win the 100 and 200 yard Breaststroke titles in 4 consecutive years. She was the NCAA Swimmer of the Year in 1999 and 2000 and also named NCAA Woman of the Year in 2000. 

Kowal has been inducted into the University of Georgia’s prestigious Circle of Honor, the Pennsylvania Aquatic Hall of Fame, the National Polish-American Hall of Fame, the Georgia Aquatic Hall of Fame, and most recently the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.  A former Elite Breaststroke camp headliner, we are thrilled to have Kowal back to share her enthusiasm and expertise with our campers!

Kowal will be joined by Head MIT Coach and Elite Breaststroke Camp Director, Dani Korman.  Korman lead both her men's and women's teams to NEWMAC Championships and top-ten finishes at the NCAA Division III Championships in 2017. Since arriving at MIT, Korman has lead the women's team to its best finish in program history at NCAAs (5th place), coached the individual National Champion in the 200 fly, and coached the 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year, Margaret Guo '16.  Other leading collegiate and high school coaches in addition to accomplished collegiate swimmers will round out our Elite Camp staff. (Click here for more information about our phenomenal staff).

Coaches can rest assured knowing their athlete will not get out of shape. Three highly-specialized pool sessions incorporate high-intensity benchmark training that ensures that breaststrokers maintain their aerobic capacity. Elite Camp staff introduce training drills, dryland exercises, and powerful classroom sessions aimed towards developing breaststroke techniques to maximize potential by helping individuals adjust to the dynamics of fast swimming. Swimmers can also choose to be tested and trained on the Power Rack.

*While the Elite Breaststroke Camp is open to any and all swimmers ages 13-18, it is most appropriate for swimmers with AAA times or faster (based on National USA Swimming time standards). The majority of swimmers who attend our Elite Camps are high school state qualifiers and even finalists.

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Elite Fly/Back Underwater Camp

June 16-20, 2019

Overnight Camper - $685
Day Camper - $600

As an elite-level butterflier or backstroker, Total Performance provides an intensive five-day, overnight training program focusing on the most profound development of the last quarter century in the sport of competitive swimming – the underwater dolphin kick – or what has been called the “5th stroke.” A critical element to one’s success in butterfly and backstroke is becoming more effective in generating speed & efficiency underwater. Challenging practice sessions focus on the latest in butterfly/backstroke technique and race strategy. During the week you will be tested in a dozen different areas that contribute to success as a flyer or backstroker. 

Bill DorrenkottThe Headliner for the 2019 ELITE FLY/BACK Underwater camp will be Coach BILL DORENKOTT, Head Men's and Women's Swimming Coach, The Ohio State University.

Coaches can rest assured knowing their athlete will not get out of shape. Three highly-specialized pool sessions incorporate high-intensity benchmark training that ensures that swimmers maintain their aerobic capacity. Highly specific training drills and dryland routines, and powerful psychological techniques help campers adjust to the dynamics of fast swimming and maximize their potential.

*While the Elite Fly/Back Underwater Camp is open to any and all swimmers ages 13-18, it is most appropriate for swimmers with AAA times or faster (based on National USA Swimming time standards). The majority of swimmers who attend our Elite Camps are high school state qualifiers and even finalists.

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Elite Sprint Camp

June 23-27, 2019

Overnight Camper - $685
Day Camper - $600

Total Performance offers a unique camp experience designed specifically for sprinters. The Elite Sprint Camp is a highly-technical, five day, overnight training program for swimmers ages 13-18 who excel in the sprinting events.

Steve JungbluthThe camp introduces participants to the most up-to-date and proven methods for developing speed and power. Campers will have the opportunity to work with one of the world's leading sprint coaches: University of Florida Sprint Coach, Steve Jungbluth.  Jungbluth currently coaches one of the fastest sprinters in the world: the 2017 NCAA Division I champion in the 50 Free, 100 Free and 100 Fly.  Jungbluth will be joined by Kenyon College Head Coach and three-time NCAA Coach of the Year, Jess Book.  Other leading collegiate and high school coaches, as well as accomplished collegiate swimmers, round out the staff (Click here to visit the staff page).

Coaches can rest assured knowing their athlete will not get out of shape. Three highly-specialized pool sessions incorporate high-intensity benchmark training that ensures that sprinters will maintain their aerobic capacity. Elite Camp staff introduce training drills, dryland exercises, and powerful classroom sessions aimed towards developing techniques to maximize potential by helping individuals adjust to the dynamics of fast swimming. Swimmers can also choose to be tested and trained on the Power Rack.

While the Elite Sprint Camp is open to any and all swimmers ages 13-18, it is most appropriate for swimmers with AAA times or faster (based on National USA Swimming time standards). The majority of swimmers who attend our Elite Camps are high school state qualifiers and even finalists.

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Camp Highlights

  • Three swim sessions per day (on the full camp days) focusing on training, technique & testing
  • Daily drylands
  • Daytime classroom discussions with collegiate coaches and headliners on training physiology, stroke mechanics, race strategy and more
  • Three delicious all-you-can-eat meals in Kenyon's dining hall - all dietary needs accommodated!
  • Evening lectures on topics like sports psychology, inspirational journeys, nutrition
  • Pizza party night
  • Take-home data from all test sets and performance capacity metrics
  • Camp t-shirt 
  • Evening social activities & getting to know campers from all over the country and the world
  • 24-hour supervision on a beautiful and safe campus

 

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 checking out.

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

* Note: Elite Sprint Camp in 2019 runs Sunday to Thursday. 

Sunday

  • 12:00 pm: Camp Check-in
  • 1:30 pm: Parent Meeting/Pre-benchmark testing
  • 4:00 pm: Staff introductions
  • 5:30 pm: Camp Picnic
  • 7:00 pm: Lecture
  • 8:15 pm: Finish Unpacking
  • 8:45 pm: Counselor Orientation
  • 9:30 pm: Dorms close for night
  • 10:00 pm: In-bed, lights out!

Monday - Wednesday

  • 5:50 am: Wake-up
  • 6:15 am: Training Session 1
  • 7:45 am: Breakfast
  • 8:45 am: Lecture
  • 9:45 am: Technique/Training/Testing Session 1
  • 12:15 pm: Lunch
  • 1:15 pm: Lecture
  • 1:45 pm: Technique/Training/Testing Session 2
  • 3:45 pm: Dryland Training
  • 5:30 pm: Dinner
  • 6:45 pm: Lecture
  • 8:30 pm: Free-time
  • 9:30 pm: Dorms close for night
  • 10:00 pm: In-bed, lights out!

Thursday

  • 5:50 am: Wake-up
  • 6:15 am: Training Session 1
  • 7:45 am: Breakfast
  • 8:15 am: Clean rooms / Pack bags
  • 9:30 am: Lecture
  • 10:00 am: Elite Camp Final Test Set
  • 11:30 am: Camp Checkout

 

Day Camper Schedule 

Sunday

  • 1:00 pm: Camp Check-in
  • 1:30 pm: Parent Meeting/Pre-benchmark testing
  • 4:00 pm: Staff introductions
  • 5:30 pm: Camp Picnic
  • 7:00 pm: Lecture
  • 8:15 pm: Parent pick-up

Monday - Wednesday

  • 6:15 am: Training Session 1
  • 7:45 am: Breakfast
  • 8:45 am: Lecture
  • 9:45 am: Technique/Training/Testing Session 1
  • 12:15 pm: Lunch
  • 1:15 pm: Lecture
  • 1:45 pm: Technique/Training/Testing Session 2
  • 3:45 pm: Dryland Training
  • 5:30 pm: Dinner
  • 6:45 pm: Lecture
  • 8:30 pm: Parent pick-up

Thursday

  • 6:15 am: Training Session 1
  • 7:45 am: Breakfast
  • 8:15 am: Clean rooms / Pack bags
  • 9:30 am: Lecture
  • 10:00 am: Elite Camp Final Test Set
  • 11:30 am: Camp Checkout

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