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Jim Richardson umswim1@gmail.com 734-845-8596

Michigan Swim Camp

The Michigan Swim Camp is designed to provide each competitive swimmer with the opportunity to improve their pursuit of excellence both in and out of the pool. It is open to any and all participants limited only by age (8 - 18) and specified number of campers. During registration, campers will select from one of two tracks depending upon their needs.

The Technique Track is designed for individual and group instruction in fundamental and advanced stroke skills, and start and turn techniques. A daily optional training workout is available. The use of a front mount snorkel is strongly recommended. The Technique Track is a skill acquisition curriculum, which begins with basic body balance and progresses to swimming with maximum efficiency (i.e. fewest number of strokes per length). This is the foundation of all fast swimming. Starts, turns, Gambetta dryland training, pacing, nutrition, team building, True Colors, Mindset, and mental training are part of this comprehensive curriculum. Swimmers are filmed daily and their HD video is viewed and critiqued in written form every day. Yardage in this workout varies from 3,000-4,000 yards depending upon the ability level of the swimmer. This Track is designed for: the younger swimmer (12 and under) who has a need to form excellent skill foundations; the older swimmer who is relatively new to the sport and needs to gain a higher efficiency level (yes, we have a lot of high school swimmers in this track); and the skilled swimmer who needs a week of fine tuning without the added stress of an intense training.

The Intensive Track challenges swimmers to embrace the importance of team, look at technique in new ways, and learn how to work smarter as well as harder in practices. Athletes will leave this camp with a new understanding of the sport and a desire to make themselves, and those around them better. This track is designed for swimmers 12 and over who have high aspirations in competitive swimming.

  • Swimmers will be broken up into training groups depending upon the workout focus.
  • This camp includes 2 in water training workouts and 1 dry-land workout per day. The morning and afternoon sessions are in-water training sessions. Threshold, VO2max, lactate tolerance, and maximal speed training are part of the in water training program. The evening session will be out of water with an emphasis on core strength, body awareness and overall fitness.
  • Technique video review sessions each day will provide the backbone for each workout. In addition, swimmers are individually videoed and each swimmer receives a written stroke critique upon completion of the camp.
  • This track requires that swimmers arrive in shape and training at full capacity (e.g. ~ 35,000 yds/week) as daily volume averages around 8,000 – 10,000 yards.
  • A competent level of skill in all four strokes is required. It is important not to "push" younger athletes into this track in an effort to maintain group cohesion, training volumes, and prevent injury.

Dates: Summer Camp 1: June 11 - 15, 2017 (Camp starts 1pm June 11 and concludes 11am June 15)

Summer Camp 2: June 18 - 22, 2017 (Camp starts 1pm June 18 and concludes 11am June 22)

Summer Camp 3: July 30 - August 3, 2017 (Camp starts 1pm July 30 and concludes 11am August 3)

Summer Camp 4: August 6 - 10, 2017 (Camp starts 1pm August 6 and concludes 11am August 10)

Cost: Commuter Campers
with no meals - $640

Commuter Campers
with lunch only - $670

Commuter Campers
with lunch and dinner - $710

Overnight Campers - $795
Children must be at least 10 years old to stay in the dorms overnight.

(You will be asked to choose which commuter option or overnight camper as part of online registration)

DISCOUNTS:

If you have a umich.edu email (employee, student, faculty), work for the Michigan athletic department, or are attending multiple sessions/attending with a sibling, you may qualify for a discounted rate. Contact Jim Richardson at umswim1@gmail.com or 734-845-8596 for promo code prior to registering for camp.

Refund Policy:

The camp fee less credit card processing fees will be refunded for requests made prior to May 1. After that date, refunds less the credit card processing fees will be made for medical reasons only and must be accompanied by a signed medical statement from the child’s physician. All refunds after this date will forfeit the $200 deposit plus credit card processing fees. Children who leave camp due to illness or injury prior to the end of camp will receive a pro-rated refund based on the remaining unattended sessions. Refunds may be made by credit card charge adjustment or camp check.

Commuter Campers with no meals - $640
Commuter Campers with lunch only - $670
Commuter Campers with lunch and dinner - $710
Overnight Campers - $795

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    Technique Track is full for this session

Please have all medical/insurance information handy prior to beginning online registration. You will be asked to provide medical history, insurance information, etc.

Where
Canham Natatorium
500 E. Hoover St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-3715

CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

IN ACCORDANCE WITH NCAA RULES, MICHIGAN SPORTS CAMPS are open to any and all that would like to attend, but may limit attendance based on several factors, such as AGE, NUMBER AND GRADE LEVEL. HOWEVER, CAMP ATTENDANCE AT MICHIGAN (INCLUDING ATTENDANCE AT ELITE OR ADVANCED CAMPS) IS NEVER RESTRICTED BY A CAMPER'S SKILL LEVEL OR COMPETITIVE EXPERIENCE.

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