DESCRIPTIONS

Developmental Swim Camp

LMU’S Developmental Swim Camp is open to boys and girls ages 7-13 and is designed to build confidence in the water by improving swimming skills and increasing endurance.  Campers will be introduced to and skills in all four basic swim strokes as well as fundamental floating and skulling skills. This swim camp is not for children that do not know how to swim and campers must be able to swim a full unassisted lap in a home pool (about 15 yards).

All campers will be tested at the beginning of Monday’s session and will be grouped according to age and ability.  Small-group Instruction (approximate 1:6 ratio) is provided by Student-Athletes from the LMU’s Women’s Swimming, Women’s Water Polo and Men’s Water Polo programs. There are two instructional sessions of swimming each day along with 30 minutes of ‘free time’ in the pool at the end of each camp day.  On the final day of camp there will be a ‘low-key’ swim competition which parents are invited to attend as well as a talent show and awards presentation at the end of the day. The camp also includes fun games (dodgeball), movie time following lunch, and a visit to LMU’s Student Store. 

Competitive Swimmers Advanced Camp

LMU’s Competitive Swimmer's Advanced camp is designed for competitive swimmers that want to learn better stroke technique, faster starts and turns, and becoming more knowledgeable on pacing and race strategy.  The program is led by LMU Head Women’s Swimming Coach, Bonnie Adair, along with two-time Olympian and Head Coach of Alpha Aquatics, Octavio Alesi.  The Advanced Camp is open to boys and girls ages 9-14 that have swim team experience with either USA Swimming, YMCA, Summer League, or Recreation ‘pre-team’ programs.  Each camper will be videotaped in each of the four competitive strokes and will view video of Olympians and other elite swimmers to help improve technique. On the final day of camp there will be a ‘low-key’ swim competition which parents are invited to attend as well as a talent show and awards presentation at the end of the camp day. 



SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE:

9:00 - 9:15 am - Arrival/Check-in

9:15 - 9:30 am - Announcements/Warm-up

9:30 - 11:00 am - Morning water session (stroke work technique)

11:30 - 12:00 pm - Lunch

12:00 - 12:45 pm - Dry land activities (recreation play, movie time etc.)

1:00 - 2:00 pm - Afternoon water session (stroke work/conditioning)

2:30 - 3:15 pm - Dry land activities (recreation play, etc.)

3:15 - 4:00 pm - Water session (free time in the water for recreation swim or stroke/conditioning work)

4:00 pm - Parent Pick Up