About the Camp Our Sunday through Friday is a fun filled, week long swimming camp. We will take time on Sunday to evaluate your swimmer and determine the best training groups for him/her during the week, while identifying specific areas to improve. We will also be video cataloging your swimmer’s 4 competitive strokes to help us assess their areas needed for improvement.
Morning sessions will be training based workouts tailored and appropriate to your swimmer's age and ability. This will include some sprint and power elements of training for the athletes. Our goal is to ensure that your swimmer maintains his/her necessary training levels for their summer competitions.
Afternoons will be skill and clinic based. We will slow down and spend an afternoon on each competitive stroke, as well as the start and turn for each respective stroke.
Friday morning we will introduce the swimmers to open water swimming. If the weather permits, we will use the swim course just outside in the lake, but we will also use the pool to teach safety and open water basics. All five of our Northwestern coaches will be on deck and working the camp, as well as many of our own NU swimmers.
Weekly Schedule Sunday, June 14th 1:00-2:00 Check in 2:00-3:45 Individual Video and skill assessment 4:00-4:30 Pick Up
Monday-Thursday 7:45-8:15 AM Drop Off 8:15-8:45 Stretch and warm up games 8:45 Coaches' Talk 9:00-11:00 Pool training sessions 11:15-12:30: Lunch 12:40-1:30 Dryland: Strength and Conditioning (age appropriate) 1:30-2:00 Video Review: 30 minute session with one of the Northwestern Coaches reviewing specific aspects of each stroke 2:00-3:45 Pool Skill and Drill Session 4:00-4:15 Post Practice Review 4:15-4:30 Pick up Extended Pick Up: 5:00-6:00 PM
Friday June 20 Half Day Intro to Open Water Swimming Drop off 8-8:45 AM 8:45-9:00 AM Coaches' Talk: Intro to open water swimming 9-11:30 Pool Training: We will be introducing Open water swimming and training. Fun Day in the pool! 11:30-12:00 Camp Closing, Goodbyes and Camp Store
About the Camp: We are a week later this summer due to the USA Olympic Trials in Omaha, NE! This week we will be using the Northwestern Dorms for your swimmers and he/she will get a genuine experience of what it is like to live and breathe Northwestern Swimming and Big Ten Athletics. Swimmers will eat in the campus dorms and have a glimpse into the collegiate athletic life. During the evenings, our own NU swimmers will be present to help run game nights, movie nights, and of course the camp talent show! This is an overnight camp and your swimmer will have a blast living in Evanston and training like a Wildcat!
Our commuters will also have a great experience and you can see from the Camp 1 that we have a fun filled week planned! Weekly Schedule Sunday June 28 1:00-2:00 Check In 2:00-3:45 Introductions and Individual Video and skill assessment 4:00-4:15 1st session close with the coaches 4:30-5:45 Dinner in the dorms for resident campers 6:00 Return to dorms to get settled in 6:30 Games and ice breakers with the counselors 8:30 Downtime and settling into dorm life with your suite and roomies 9:30 Lights out!
Monday-Thursday 6:45 Wake up time in the dorms 7:00-8:00 Breakfast time for our overnight campers 7:45-8:15 Commuter drop off 8:15-8:45 Morning stretch and games 8:45 Coaches' Talk 9:00 -11:0: Pool training sessions 11:15-12:30: Lunch 12:40-1:30 Dryland Strength and Conditioning: Age Appropriate 1:30-2:00 Video Review: Half hour sessions with one of our Northwestern Coaches reviewing specific skills and areas of focus of each stroke including starts and turns. 2:00-3:45 Pool Skills and Drill Session 4:00-4:15 Post Practice Review 4:15-4:30 Commuter pick up 4:15-4:45 Swimmer return to dorm for downtime 5:00-6:15 Dorms for dinner Extended Pick Up: 5:00-6:00 PM 6:30-8:30 Games, movies and activities in the dorm for residents 9:30 Lights out Friday July 3rd Half Day Intro to Open Water Swimming and Racing Morning schedule remains the same for our overnight campers 7:45-8:15 AM Commuter Drop off 8:15-8:45 Morning stretch and games 8:45-9:00 AM Coaches' Talk: Intro to open water swimming 9-11:30 Training sessions in the pool. We will be introducing Open water swimming and training. Fun Day in the pool! 11:30-12:00 Camp Closing, Goodbyes and Camp Store