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Who Should Attend

Penn State Competitive Swimming Camps
are open to students entering grades 4-12 next fall. Recent high school graduates not currently enrolled in college are also eligible to attend.

About the Camps

Swim I & Swim III (June 13-15 or June 20-22)
Competitive Start & Turn Camp

Past or current membership on a swimming team is a requirement for camp enrollment. Penn State Competitive Start & Turn Camp will only focus on starts and turns. Emphasis is about turning these often overlooked skills into a true competitive advantage. Swimmers will receive intensive instruction on the forward and backstroke starts with safety being a priority. Fast, legal turns for all four competitive strokes and the IM transition turns will be covered. Each athlete will receive individual attention from a staff of outstanding coaches and instructors. Each camper will receive a DVD analyzing his or her technique in their start and turns.

Who: Grades 4-12

Fees:
* $360 resident fee
(includes instruction, housing, meals, camp shirt, swim cap)

* $320 commuter fee (includes instruction, all meals, camp shirt, swim cap)

Meals: Dinner on the first day to breakfast on the last day


Swim II & Swim IV (June 15-19 or June 22-26)
Competitive Swimming Camp

Past or current membership on a swimming team is a requirement for camp enrollment. Penn State Competitive Swimming Camp is structured around a philosophy of teaching skill acquisition and development in all four competitive strokes. Three daily water sessions are led by a world-class staff. Workouts are structured to improve stroke technique with a combination of drills, skills and training. Each athlete will have opportunities to enhance all phases of competitive swimming through individualized attention from our excellent coaches and counselors. Individual stroke analysis, dryland instruction and lecture sessions will give the campers one of the most comprehensive and up-to-date training camp experiences available in the United States. Each camper will receive a DVD analyzing all four strokes.

Who: Grades 4-12

Fees:
* $610 resident fee
(includes instruction, housing, meals, camp shirt, swim cap)

* $525 commuter fee (includes instruction, all meals, camp shirt, swim cap)

Meals: Dinner on the first day to lunch on the last day


Facilities -- Penn State boasts some of the finest swimming facilities in the nation. McCoy Natatorium has a heated Olympic-size (50m) outdoor pool and three indoor pools: a six-lane, 25-yard racing pool; a six-lane, 25-meter instructional pool; and a deep diving well, used for start and turn instruction. The racing and diving pools have underwater observation windows for analyzing stroke technique. The Natatorium has more than 500 lockers and a gallery that seats 1,500. The pool deck has ample space for stretching and dryland instruction. The campers will train in the outdoor 50-meter course in the morning and move to the short-course, indoor pools for the afternoon and evening technique sessions.

Equipment -- The campers must bring their own goggles, swim suits, towel(s), tennis shoes and appropriate dry land attire.

Recreation -- During camp, the participants may spend their free time enjoying Penn State's many recreational facilities, including the outdoor swimming pool, while under counselor supervision.

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