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Elite Camp Programs at Kenyon College

Take your swimming to the next level!

2017 Elite Swim Camps

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 and highly-technical instruction.  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 National USA Swimming 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 42 states and 6 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! 

Elite Distance Camp
June 10-14, 2017 - $675

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.

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 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 Sprint Camp
June 10-14, 2017 - $675

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.

The 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 two of the world's leading sprint coaches Mike Bottom, Head Coach at the University of Michigan & Team USA coach at the 2016 Rio Olympics, University of Florida sprint coach Steve Jungbluth and Kenyon College assistant coach Doug Lennox. 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 exercies, 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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Elite Breaststroke Camp
June 18-22, 2017 - $675

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.

Campers will hone their skills working closely with Olympian and former World Record holder, Kristy Kowal.  Kowal is an 8-time American Record Holder, 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist in the 100 meter Breaststroke, 2 Time World Champion, the First American woman to break One Minute in the 100 Yard Breaststroke, an 8 time NCAA Individual Champion, and NCAA Woman of the Year in 2000 to name a few of her accomplishments. 

She will be joined by Head Kenyon Coach, Jess Book, who has lead his men's team to three consecutive NCAA Championships since taking the reigns of the Kenyon men's program from Total Performance founder, Jim Steen, in the 2012-2013 season.  Additionally, he has lead the Kenyon women's team to three top-four finishes at NCAAs.  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 25-29 - $675

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. 

Campers will have the opportunity to work closely with former Olympian and Puerto Rican National Champion in the 100 meter butterfly, Doug Lennox.  Now in his third year as an Assistant Coach at Kenyon College, Lennox was a five-time All-American and seven-time Ivy League award-winner while a student-athlete at Princeton.  During his collegiate career Lennox competed extensively in international competitions: the 2006 Central American Games, 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2009 Rome World Championships.  During that run, Lennox set national records in the 100-meter fly and 200-meter free. Other leading collegiate and high school coaches as well as accomplished collegiate swimmers will 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 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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