KENYON COLLEGE – GAMBIER, OHIO
Featuring: Coach Bob Rueppel (Head Coach at Middlebury College) & Coach Matt Easterday (Head Coach at Kings College)
COMPETITIVE STROKE CAMP AT KENYON COLLEGE
The cornerstone of the Competitive Stroke Camp’s success is a dedication to helping campers improve each of the four strokes when it comes to technique, training and race strategy.
The Competitive Stroke Camp is a balanced curriculum emphasizing swimming efficiently, training effectively, working as a team and having fun. This holistic approach to becoming a better swimmer is at the essence of “Total Performance” and is one of the reasons swimmers find success with our camps. Training plans are different for older and younger campers, and further differentiated by training groups for a highly personalized experience.
Our campers receive small-group instruction in a low swimmer-to-coach environment, team and leadership building sessions, daily video analysis of strokes and classroom sessions. Most importantly, Total Performance campers have FUN – both in and out of the pool – with scavenger hunts, variety shows, games and meeting new friends!
The camp accommodates both the novice and highly-trained swimmer (ages 10 – 18). Please note this is not a learn-to-swim camp. We recommend campers to have had at least one season of competitive swimming and know how to swim all four strokes.
- Two swim sessions designed to train more effectively
- Dryland exercises and games
- Daily stroke clinics, videotaping and individual video critique
- Instruction and classroom discussions with guest clinicians on training physiology, goal setting, nutrition, race strategy and more
- Three delicious all-you-can-eat meals each day – all dietary needs accommodated!
- Camp t-shirt and stroke critique DVD
- Fun evening activities including movies, scavenger hunt, talent show and more!
- 24-hour supervision on beautiful and safe campuses
Holiday Discount – $50 off – Register between December 1st and December 31st, 2017 at midnight to take advantage of our special holiday pricing. The holiday discount can be applied to any Total Performance camp. Enter promo code: HOLIDAY2017 when registering. For a limited time only!
Returning Camper Discount – $20 off – For any camper who has been to any Total Performance camp before. Enter promo code: RETURN18 when registering.
Team Discount Program – $35 to $50 off per camper – For teams sending 5 or more campers to any Total Performance camp. For more information, click here.
*Only one discount may be used per camper*
Rueppel is now in his sixth season at the helm of the men’s and women’s swimming programs at Middlebury College as well as the director of the college’s natatorium. He came to Middlebury from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where he has served as the men’s and women’s coach since 2001. 2017 will be Rueppel’s sixth year leading the Competitive Stroke Camps at Kenyon College, following seven years of directing his own Total Performance Competitive Stroke Camp at Franklin & Marshall.
King’s College – Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming Coach
Matt Easterday is the Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming Coach at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Since taking the reins at King’s in 2009, both the men’s and women’s teams have virtually re-written the school record boards. Easterday also coached Patricia Manning to a MAC championship title in the 400 IM in 2011. Prior to King’s College, Easterday was the assistant swim coach at Franklin and Marshall College, where he helped coach two Centennial Conference men’s team champions, seven NCAA Division III All-Americans, and 12 swimmers to break school records. 2017 will be Easterday’s 7th year as a coach with the Total Performance Swim Camps.
Elite Swim Camps at Kenyon College
These unique camp experiences are designed for highly-trained sprinters, breaststrokers, butterfliers/backstrokers, or distance swimmers and offer the most race-specific training for each specialty that you will find anywhere in the country. The Elite Camps bring in nationally and internationally renowned coaches in each specialty to provide campers with the most cutting-edge instruction and training used by the worlds best swimmers today. Enrollment is kept to a minimum to allow for better communication, more personal attention, and a greater appreciation of what it means to work together as a team.
The majority of swimmers who attend our Elite Camps are high school state qualifiers and even finalists. Our Elite Camps are designed for swimmers who are already excelling in a particular specialty, yet want to take their performance to the next level. Though the Elite Camps are open to any and all swimmers ages 13-18, they are most appropriate for swimmers with AAA times in their specialty or faster (based on USA Swimming’s National Age Group Motivational Time Standards). The campers who attend our Elite Camps chose the camp that focuses on their best stroke or specialty event. These camps are not designed for swimmers to work on their weakest stroke.
In the past twenty-one years, over 1700 swimmers from 49 states and 11 countries have participated in our Elite Camp programs for what proves to be a transformative and inspirational learning and training experience. A significant number of our elite campers have gone on to excel at the very highest levels of high school, YMCA, USA, NCAA and International competition, including 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, Garret Weber-Gale!
ELITE DISTANCE CAMP
Headlining the camp will be former All-American distance swimmer, and Kenyon College Head Coach, Jessen Book. Coach Book was named NCAA DIII Men’s and Women’s Coach-of-the-Year in 2013, lead the men’s team to their second consecutive national title in 2014, and the women’s team to a second place finish at NCAAs.
ELITE BREASTSTROKE CAMP
*2018 Elite Breast Headliner TBD
Total Performance offers a unique camp experience designed specifically for breaststrokers. The Elite Breaststroke Camp is a highly-technical, five day, overnight training program for campers ages 13-18. The camp helps accomplished breaststrokers develop an even better understanding of the nuances and techniques of this complex stroke. Swimmers work on all aspects of breaststroke from the kick, turns, and pullouts, to the utilization of the underwater dolphin kick.
ELITE FLY/BACK UNDERWATER CAMP
Campers will have the opportunity to work closely with former Olympian and Puerto Rican National Champion in the 100- meter butterfly, Doug Lennox. Now in his first year as an Assistant Coach at his alma mater, Princeton University, Lennox was a five-time All-American and seven-time Ivy League award-winner while a student-athlete at Princeton.
ELITE SPRINT CAMP
* 2018 Elite Sprint Headliner TBD * Note: Elite Sprint Camp runs Saturday to Wednesday
Total Performance offers a unique camp experience designed specifically for sprinters. The Elite Sprint Camp is a highly-technical, five day, overnight training program for swimmers ages 13-18 who excel in the sprinting events.
The camp introduces participants to the most up-to-date and proven methods for developing speed and power.
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Questions? Call or email Anne – 740-398-4464; [email protected]
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