This camp is open to any and all, limited only by age, grade level, number, and/or gender.
– Coach Arthur Albiero
Cardinal swimming and diving has the perfect combination of visionary and architect in head coach Arthur Albiero. In his 14th season as swim coach at the University of Louisville, Albiero has engineered the emergence of the Cards’ into both the national and international spotlight.
The year 2016-17 brought the Cardinals to the forefront on both the national and international stage. Breakout star Mallory Comerford won five gold medals as a member of the 400m free relay, 800m free relay, 400m medley relay, mixed 400m free relay, mixed 400m medley relay at the 2017 FINA World Championships, was the champion in the 100m free at 2017 Phillips 66 Nationals and tied for the 2017 NCAA title in the 200y free with Katie Ledecky. The Cardinals men’s team set 11 school records and finished second at the ACC Championship. The women’s team finished third in the ACC. In the NCAAs, the UofL men had 10 swimmers qualify in addition to qualifying for all five relays. The women qualified eight swimmers and all five relays as well. Women’s Swimming led the nation in All-Americans with 11, finishing sixth overall to tie the school record for highest finish. The men finished 11th at the NCAAs with eight All-Americans. Andrea Cottrell and Zach Harting were named to Team USA and represented the Cards at the World University Games. On the international stage, UofL sent 10 swimmers and four coaches to the World Championships in Budapest where they won 11 medals (nine gold and two bronze) which was the third most medals in the NCAA. The Cardinals were a part of nine championship final appearances, helped set eight American Records and four World Records. Albiero was named Team USA Coach for the 2016 Short Course World Championships and the 2017 FINA World Championship.
- Arthur Albiero – 2017 Assistant Coach Team USA World Championships BUdapest, Hungary
- World Champions 400 free relay, 800 free relay, 400 medley relay, mixed 400 free relay, mixed 400 medley relay
- Mallory Comorford- 100 free Philips 66 National Champion and US Open Record
- Kelsi Worrell and Mallory Comerford set 8 American Records and 4 World Records
- 2016 Rio Olympic Coach, 2016- Team USA Head Coach at the FINA Short Course World Championships and the College Challenge
- Olympic Gold Medal 400 Medley Relay: Kelsi Worrell
- American Record Short Course Meters in 50-100-200 fly: Kelsi Worrell
- American Record in 100-fly: Kelsi Worrell 49.41
- NCAA Champion: Kelsi Worrell 100-fly, 200-fly
- NCAA RunnersUp: Women’s 200-Medley Relay
- Men No. 11 at NCAAs
- Women No. 8 at NCAAs
- Men at ACCs: 5 Gold medals
- Women at ACCs: 5 Gold medals
- USA National Team Coach
- USA Pan American Games Coach
- National Coach of the Year
- 5 Pan American Gold Medals
- 2 USA National Championships
- 2 Swimmers at World University Games
- 5 Swimmers at FINA World Championships
- 8 All-American Men
- 11 Men’s All-ACC Performers
- 6 All-American Women
- 6 All-ACC Women
CARDINAL SWIM CAMPS – AVAILABLE SESSIONS JUNE 2018
Hello from “The Ville”!
I am very excited about the opportunity to share my 30 years of competitive swimming experience with you. Our highly experienced and qualified coaching staff will teach you valuable techniques to help you continue to improve, and ultimately, SWIM FASTER!
I invite you to join us at the University of Louisville Cardinal Swim Camp for an all- around fun summer experience where you will learn the details of success in and out of the pool!
– Coach Arthur Albiero
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Our goal is to provide an atmosphere where swimmers are excited to learn about all areas of competitive swimming: from technique, to racing, and training. The camps are open to all swimmers ages 12-18. We will focus on many areas including breakdown of all four competitive strokes, drills, starts, turns as well as goal setting, dryland training and educational lectures.
Coach Arthur Albiero – Head Coach, University of Louisville.
The year 2015-16 season saw the Cardinals win two more NCAA Championships with Kelsi Worrell picking up two more in the butterfly events. Worrell went on to make the Olympic team and win a relay gold medal after winning the Honda Award and being named as a First Team Academic All-American. She was named both the ACC Swimmer of the Year, and the 2016 Most Valuable Swimmer. In all, seven Cardinals went to Rio (Joao De Lucca, Andrea Kneppers, Tanja Kylliainen, Marcelo Acosta, Carlos Claverie, Grigory Tarasevich and Worrell) along with Albiero, who went as a coach. The men were the ACC Runners-up and the women were fourth. At NCAAs, the Cardinal men were 11th and the women placed eighth.
Vlad Polyakov- Assistant Swim Coach, University of Louisville.
Coach Polyakov is in his 6th season as a member of the coaching staff at the University of Louisville. He has brought tremendous experience as a world-class level competitor. A 3-time Olympian. His career highlights, 2004 Olympic double finalist, 2007 World Champion Short Course (200 Breaststroke) while also competing in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. He also has vast experience working with age group swimmers of all ages, and he was an age group coach with his home club, Coral Springs Swim Club.
Chris Lindauer – Assistant Coach, University of Louisville
Coach Lindauer is now on his 9th season as a member of the coaching staff at the University of Louisville. Chris was a member of the UofL Swimming Team from 2004-2008. He concluded his Cardinal career as a NCAA All-American and as a member of 5 UofL relays that placed top-16 at the NCAA Championships in 2008. He was a four-time BIG EAST Champion and seven-time All-BIG EAST Conference selection. He won the 2008 UofL Coaches Award and the 2008 UofL Most Memorable Performance Award.
Stephanie Juncker – Assistant Coach, University of Louisville
Coach Juncker is on her 4th season as a member of the coaching staff at the University of Louisville. Stephanie is no stranger to the winning culture of the swim program at UofL. She was a member of the UofL Swimming Team from 2008-2012. She concluded her Cardinal career as one of the most respected team leaders being elected Senior Team Co-Captain. She was the recipient of Central Cardinal Club Leadership Award, presented annually to the senior female student-athlete who has best shown leadership on and off the field at Louisville. As a swimmer who specialized in the individual medley and breaststroke, Juncker led Louisville to back-to-back Big East championships in 2011 and 2012 and was named an All-Big East performer in 2012. She was named to the Big East Academic Honor Roll from 2010-12, and was a BIG EAST SAAC representative in 2010.
Kameron Chastain – Assistant Swim Coach, University of Louisville
Coach Chastain in on his 3rd season as a member of the coaching staff at the University of Louisville. Kameron lettered for the Cardinals from 2010-14, served as captain and was a part of two conference team championships while competing NCAAs all four years. He was an all-Big East and All-American Conference performer. In all, he won nine conference championships and was a part of the school record ninth place finish at the 2012 NCAAs. After his 2014 graduation with a degree in exercise science, he served as a volunteer assistant with the UofL team while coaching age group swimmers at Cardinal Aquatics.
- Personalized Instruction from our elite, experienced, enthusiastic staff
- Training in the beautiful Ralph Wright Natatorium
- Overnight campers will be lodged at the Kurz Hall
- All campers will receive a camp t-shirt, a swim cap and water bottle
- There will be daily lectures on performance, nutrition, sports psychology, training philosophy and training physiology
- Emphasis on technique with videos and education
- 2 Water Sessions Daily
- 24 Hour Supervision for all campers
- 8:1 swimmer to coach ratio
Cardinal Tutors is a 1-hour long session where a camper has the opportunity to work one-on-one on a specific stroke or skill with one of our elite college swimmers. Tutors may get in the water to enhance what the camper is learning throughout the camp and will work on each camper’s specialty. Campers and Tutors are matched based on specialties.
ENDLESS POOL STROKE ANALYSIS
Extremely unique opportunity for our campers to experience the most advanced technology in our sport. The Endless Pool works like a “swimming treadmill” where swimmers can experience an unmatched level of immediate feedback with mirrors at the bottom and at the top. It is an incredible tool to help the swimmer understand proper and most effective technique, along with correcting flaws. Analysis will include a take home flashdrive in full HD quality with coach commentaries using Dartfish Software.
Also note that 10+ KIDS DISCOUNTS AND UOFL EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE! CARDINAL SWIM CAMP IS OPEN AND AVAILABLE TO ALL PARTICIPANTS! Open to any and all, limited only by age, grade level, number, and/or gender!!!
Info on Discounts: [email protected]
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