2016 Pine Crest Swim Camps Are Ready for Signups Now

2016 Pine Crest Swim Camp Brochure.

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Meet Camp Director Coach Mariusz Podkoscielny

Mariusz Podkoscielny

Mariusz Podkoscielny

Coach Mariusz is a 2-time Olympian for Poland and finished 5th in both the 1500 and 400 meter freestyle at the 1988 Olympic Games. In the prelims, for the 400 free, he set the Olympic Record. He enjoyed success at the collegiate level as well. As a freshman, he won the 1650 at NCAAs for the University of Arizona and came within 22 one hundredths of the NCAA record.

His transition to coaching started where his swimming career ended at the University of Arizona. From there, Coach Mariusz took the Head coaching job at Oregon State before moving on to Miami to head their swimming program. Today, he is the Head Age Group Coach and Co-Aquatic Director at Pine Crest School (Fort Lauderdale campus). Coach Mariusz is married to Dagmara and has a young daughter, Julia.

Pine Crest Swim Camp 2016 (courtesy of Pine Crest Swimming, a swimswam partner)Competitive Swimming Overnight Camp

Our premiere summer swim camp program. Spend one to seven weeks at our camp and we will impact your swimming tremendously. Our primary objective is for you to attain heights in the pool that you would not have achieved had you not come to Pine Crest Swim Camp.

If you are a competitive swimmer, this camp will bring you to the next level of your swimming career. For any questions, please call our Swim Office at 954-492-4173.

Competitive Swimming Day Camp

A sister program to our Overnight Swim Camp, the Day Swim Camp lets you follow the same daily routine as the overnight camp, without staying overnight in our residence facility. Perfect for local swimmers or vacations wanting a day-activity for their children. For any questions, please call our office at 954-492-4173.

_Ciesla_Marta 15 Ciesla Marta Ciesla Pine Crest Swimm-DO8T6440-Swim Meet Info

Our camp attends one swim meet in the summer. Swimmers must be registered with USA Swimming.

E-mail [email protected] with a copy of the camper’s 2015 USA SWIMMING registration, requested events and entry times.

Please call our office for more information 954-492-4173.

Dates

                            Overnight Camp                                Day Camp

Week 1               June 12-June 18                                        June 13-June 17
Week 2              June 19-June 25                                        June 20-June 24
Week 3              June 26-July 2                                           June 27-July 1
​Week 4              July 3-July 9                                               July 4-July 8
Week 5              July 10-July 16                                           July 11-July 15
Week 6              July 17-July 23                                           July 18-July 22
Week 7              July 24- July 30                                         July 25-July 29

Pine Crest Swim Camp 2016 (courtesy of Pine Crest Swimming, a swimswam partner)Rates

Camp Fees:
Registration Fee: Before May 1st $ 100.00 ; After May 1st $ 150.00
Overnight Camp: $ 850.00
Day Camp: $ 625.00
Mandatory Escrow account: $ 200.00 per week ** escrow remaining at the end of camp will be refunded.

Airport Pick-up Fees:
Fort Lauderdale: $ 0.00
Miami: $ 125.00 each way
Palm Beach: $ 125.00 each way

Pine Crest Swim Camp 2016 (courtesy of Pine Crest Swimming, a swimswam partner)Extra Charges:
Private lessons: $ 250.00 (A set of five 30 minute lessons)
Video Lessons: $ 350.00 (A set of five 30 minute lessons and a video analysis of all four strokes will be given to the camper on a flash drive)

EXTRA ACTIVITIES:

Vary in price
***not limited to but examples are…

  • Orlando Theme Park
  • Water Park Adventure
  • Snorkeling
  • Laser Tag
  • Bowling
  • Pine Crest Swim Camp 2016 (courtesy of Pine Crest Swimming, a swimswam partner)Local Mall
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Movies

Daily Schedule Overnight Campers:

7:20am Bus leaves from the hotel
8:00 – 8:25 am Breakfast @ Pine Crest
8:30 – 10:30 am Morning Training: Swimming
10:45 – 11 am Camp meeting and snack @ Pine Crest Cafe
11:00 – 12:00 noon Classroom or Technique Session
Pine Crest Swim Camp 2016 (courtesy of Pine Crest Swimming, a swimswam partner)12:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch @ Pine Crest Cafe 12:30 pm Bus leaves for hotel
12:45 – 2:30 pm rest period at the hotel 3:30 pm Bus leaves for Pool
4 – 5 pm Afternoon practice: Dry Land
5 – 6:15 pm Afternoon practice: Swimming 6:30 pm [email protected] PC Cafe
7 – 8:30 pm Evening Activity
8:45 – 9:00 pm Relax at Hotel
9:30 pm Lights Out- all campers must be in their rooms and in bed

Daily Schedule Day Campers:

Mariusz Podkoscielny, Pine Crest Swim Camp 2016 (courtesy of Pine Crest Swimming, a swimswam partner)​8:30 – 10:30 am Morning Training: Swimming
10:45 – 11 am Camp meeting and snack @ Pine Crest Cafe
11:00 – 12:00 noon Classroom or Technique Session
12:00 – 12:30 pm Lunch @ Pine Crest Cafe
12:45 – 2 pm Watch a Movie, Stretch and Relax out of the Sun
2 – 3:30 pm rest period @ Nike Lounge on Pine Crest Campus
4 – 5 pm Afternoon practice: Dry Land
5 – 6:15 pm Afternoon practice: Swimming

Wednesday Trips:

Week 1 – Rapids Water Park
Week 2 – Magic Kingdom
Week 3 – Deep Sea Fishing
Week 4 – Island of Adventure
Pine Crest Swim Camp 2016 (courtesy of Pine Crest Swimming, a swimswam partner)Week 5 – Snorkeling
Week 6 – Rapids Water Park
Week 7 – Blizzard Beach

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Which camp is right for my child?
A. Our camps are structured to meet the needs of a variety of swimmers. Please view our camp information page to learn about our camps or to compare camps.

Pine Crest Swim Camp 2016 (courtesy of Pine Crest Swimming, a swimswam partner)Q. Who will coach my child at camp?
A. Most of our coaches are members of our year-round club program or lessons program. We also invite coaches from around the world who will bring a unique perspective on swimming to our camp.

Q. Is my child a good enough swimmer to come to camp?
A. Most swimmers who have some competitive experience will be accepted to our competitive day camp and our competitive overnight camp. We will consider a swimmer’s ability, experience and desire before accepting a swimmer. We will not accept swimmers who are in need mostly for swimming lessons. If your child is a beginning swimmer, please consider our Rising Stars Day Camps, located at both the Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton campuses.

Pine Crest Swim Camp 2016 (courtesy of Pine Crest Swimming, a swimswam partner)

Q. Is my child supervised 24 hours a day?
A. Yes, campers are always supervised by our staff. Our coaches and counselors live in residence with the campers. Our staff escorts the campers on all their trips to and from campus, and on all off-campus trips. All activities are supervised by our staff.

Q. How are swimmers put into groups at camp?

A. Swimmers are typically grouped by age and ability. On the first day of camp, we hold a “get to know you” session in the pool. This is our first chance to see the swimmers in the water. We will then decide which in-water training group is most suitable for them. We also keep their age-group in mind, to make sure they will enjoy the group they are placed in.

Pine Crest Swim Camp 2016 (courtesy of Pine Crest Swimming, a swimswam partner)Q. What are the room types the swim camp uses?
A. Our partner-hotel rooms have two double beds and a pullout bed.

Q. How are swimmers assigned roommates at camp?
A. Roommates are assigned first by gender, and then by age. We do allow roommate requests, and do our best to match up friends that want to room together. We work to put the campers in rooming situations that are most comfortable and appropriate for them.

Q. Will my child have the same roommate at camp the entire time?
Pine Crest stockA. We cannot promise that your child will have the same roommates for their entire camp stay. Individual campers’ lengths of stay varies. Rooms are “reassigned” on Sundays. We make every effort to keep rooms the same, although new roommates might come in and out with the start of each session.

Q. Will my child have the same counselor the entire time at camp?
A. We will make every effort to keep your swimmer with the same counselor while at camp. Some counselors’ schedules may also include swim meets and potential travel to swim meets. It is possible that your swimmer may start camp with one counselor, and then finish camp with a different counselor.

PineCrestSwimCampNEWQ. Are there meets my child can compete while at camp?A. Yes, if you would like your child to participate in a meet, please contact our office. Meets depend upon our local LSC meet schedule and our club team schedule.

Q. If my child swims at meets while at camp, are they still served their camp meals?
A. Swimmers swimming at meets should plan on buying meals on their competition days. We will make every effort to return meet swimmers to campus for their meals, but in the event of a conflict, the swimmer will need to purchase their own food. Meet swimmers often prefer to go back to the hotel and order take-out or delivery so they can rest after competing. Please budget for this in your camper account.

Pine Crest Swim Camp 2016 (courtesy of Pine Crest Swimming, a swimswam partner)Q. If my child comes to multiple weeks of camp, will the training be repetitive or will it be different?
A. No, the training will not completely repeat. Our lectures will be different, and our training sessions will be different too. Our evening activities, however, may be similar from week to week.

Q. If we are traveling with our child from out of state, are there hotels in the area families may stay at? Can the camp help us with our reservations?
A. Yes, there are hotels in the area. Pine Crest Swimming has established relationships with several hotels in the area, and we may be able to secure you a better rate than you could secure on your own. If you will be travelling to Fort Lauderdale, please let us help you arrange your hotel accommodations.

Q. What meals are Rising Star and Competitive Swimming Day Campers served?
A. Rising Star and Competitive Swimming Day campers will receive a morning snack after their workout, and then lunch during the day. They will not receive breakfast or dinner.

Q. Do I need to pay for the Wednesday camp trip in addition to my camp fees?
A. The costs of a day trip are deducted from your camper escrow account. The camper account is set up at the start of your camp week(s) specifically to pay for trips and other items not covered by your camp fees.

Q. What happens if my swimmer does not want to go on the weekly camp trip?
A. Campers who don’t want to attend the weekly camp trip will stay on campus during the day and follow the Competitive Day Camp schedule. They will train twice as normal, although possibly at different training times.

Q. What should I pack for camp?
A: Click here for a list to help you pack!

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Pine Crest Swim Camp 2016 (courtesy of Pine Crest Swimming, a swimswam partner)

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tommy smith

hi checking to see if it works

Hi Tommy, it works.

This is a great camp, not only for the coaches but for the experience of knowing people around the world.

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