The Navy Swim Elite Training Camp is designed and implemented by our Navy Coaching staff to take swimmers to the next level of performance by focusing on a progressive stroke technique session, while adding an elite level pool training session to each day. The t technique session will include competitive stroke progressions in all strokes, starts and turns, racing prep, and video analysis. The training component will incorporate the learned techniques with a high level energy systems based training program to prepare the swimmer for excellence in the summer season.
In addition, this camp will expose swimmers to whole person performance expectations outside the pool. Whole person performance includes daily dry land and flexibility program, as well as, sports psychology, nutrition, and leadership lectures.
John Morrison, U.S. Naval Academy Head Coach Women’s Swimming
John Morrison is entering his 14th year as the head coach of the Navy women’s swimming program, as well as his 18th year of being associated with the team, in the fall of 2017.
His teams have tallied a 119-31 record with two undefeated seasons. Navy has won eight Patriot League titles under his leadership and he has been named Patriot League Coach of the Year on five occasions, and ECAC Coach of the Year five times. In addition to the success on the collegiate level, Coach Morrison has guided midshipmen to compete at the highest levels of USA Swimming including USA Nationals, World Championship Trials, and US Olympic Trials.
During his 29 years in coaching, John has at University of Tennessee (4 Place at NCAA’s, three Olympians), Rutgers University, Lehigh University (1st place at Patriot League Championships), and Washington & Lee University. He has also directed several club programs including Ocean County YMCA and Rockbridge County Aquatic Club. John is passionate about the sport of swimming and all the incredible teaching moments and lessons that sport swimming provides.
He is thrilled to be offering this camp and help your develop your swimmer both in and out of the pool
Rob Lias, U.S. Naval Academy Associate Head Coach Women’s Swimming
Rob Lias returns for his 12th season as an assistant coach with the Navy women’s swimming program in the fall of 2017. A full-time member of the coaching staff, Lias has been an integral part of Navy’s regular season and postseason success over the last seven seasons. The Mids have compiled a 103-21 regular season record during Lias’ time on The Yard, while winning eight Patriot League title and placing second at the meet on three occasions in his eleven years. Lias himself was selected as a 2012 Honorable Mention Assistant Coach of the Year by CollegeSwimming.com.
Additionally, Lias served as the stroke coach for 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials competitor and three-time NCAA Championship qualifier Thuy-Mi Dinh. Lias, who serves as Navy’s recruiting coordinator and designs the team’s dryland and strength program, came to Navy after two seasons as a graduate assistant coach for the men’s and women’s programs at Auburn. After the men’s team won the NCAA championship during his initial 2004-05 season, both teams claimed national titles during his final year at the school.
He began his coaching career during the summer of 2002 when he served as a volunteer assistant coach at New Paltz High School. After one season on the prep level, he moved on to the collegiate ranks as an assistant at Mount Union College. In addition to his coaching experience, Lias also has run technique based swimming camps across the country through Total Immersion Swimming, Inc.
This camp is recommended for Male & Female swimmers 12-18 years of age, who have achieved at the minimum USA Swimming “A” time standards. Swimmers will be expected to maintain daily training volume of at least 4,500 meters per training session and 8,000 meters of daily swimming. Please see link to USA Swimming HERE.
Camp Begins Sunday June 3 @ Noon,
Ends Saturday June 9 @ Noon
- 7:30 am Wake up & Breakfast
- 9:00 am Stroke Talk
- 10:00 am Morning Swim Session – Stroke Work
- 12:00 noon Lunch and Rest
- 2:30 pm Dryland and Flexibility Exercises
- 3:00 pm Afternoon Swim Session – Training Session
- 5:30 pm Dinner and rest
- 7:00 pm Evening Activities
- 10:00 pm Lights out
Campers will reside in Bancroft Hall on the United States Naval Academy grounds steps away from the pool and dining hall. Each room can accommodate two to four campers with a twin bed for every camper. The r rooms also maintain a working shower and vanity with sink. There are common bathrooms in close proximity t to the dorm room. The dormitory is coed. There will be separate girls and boys wing separated by in resident counselor/chaperone approximately 1 counselor/12 campers. Swimmers will need to s supply their own bed linens, pillows, and blankets. While the rooms are air-conditioned, fans are recommended.
- Individual – $950
- Muliple Family Members – First @ Full Price, each additional is 10% off
- Team Discount – 10% off for 6 or more athletes from the same team + Coach may attend for free
Payment via check/money order with application or online with a credit card. Camp tuition is paid in full when registering. Cash payments NOT accepted.
Each camper will receive…
- Navy Elite Swim Camp T-Shirt
- Navy Elite Camp latex swim cap
- Gatorade Water Bottle
- Notify us immediately in writing. A $100.00 fee is in effect for any cancellation received on or before May 31, 2018.
- Beginning June 1, 2018 at 12:00am EST through 24 hours before registration, cancellations for any reason will be refunded 50%.
- Cancellations/early departures for any reason after the 24 hour window and during camp session will not be refunded.
Campers will eat in King Hall, the on campus dining hall. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be included in the camp tuition. There will be a main meal with a variety of staple options. (i.e. cereals, sandwich making, etc.)
***We cannot accommodate nut allergies.***
For more information, please contact 410-293-3013 or [email protected]
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