2019 Sergio Lopez Swim Camps at Virginia Tech – Sign Up Today

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November 18th, 2019 Swim Camps


Do you want to be Faster off the Blocks?
Do you need to be better at your turns?
Do you out swim your competition but get beat in the details?

Whether it’s power off the blocks or lunging into a wall, this camp will teach you the fundamentals of explosive starts, powerful turns, and strong finishes.

The Virginia Tech Swimming Start and Turn Camp is for you! Come work with and learn from some of the best in the world. Spend two days learning about the dynamics and fundamentals of starts, turns, and underwater kicking to help you take the next step. VT Coach Lopez has developed some of the top sprinters in the world, and it all starts with being better at the details of the Start and Turn. Come join us!

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Starts & Turns Day Camp

November 30th &  December 1st

Ages 9 – 18

$420 per Swimmer

Saturday, November 30th
8:30am – 9:00am Registration / Check-In at Pool
9:00am Welcome from Coaches
9:15am – 10:15am Classroom Session – Starts and Underwater Kicking
10:30am – 12:30pm Starts and Underwater Kicking Pool Session
12:45pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:45pm – 3:45pm Breakouts/Finishes/Speed & Power/Sprints Pool Session
3:45pm – 4:00pm Questions / Dismissal, swimmer pick up
Sunday, December 1st
8:45am – 9:00am Check-In at Pool
9:00am Welcome & Review
9:15am – 10:15am Classroom Session – Turns
10:30am – 12:30pm Long Axis Turns Pool Session
12:45pm – 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:45pm – 3:45pm Turns, Short Axis Turns & Racing Pool Session
3:45pm – 4:00pm Questions / Dismissal, swimmer pick up
*Tentative schedule and staff subject to change without notice

Deposit Option: You may pay a deposit of only $150 + processing fees, or pay in full, at the time of registration. If you pay the deposit your balance is due by November 15th. Should you need to make different payment arrangements please contact Sandy at [email protected] to discuss your options.

Refund Policy: On-line processing and credit card fees will never be refunded. Camp registrations may be cancelled up to 21 days (Nov. 9th) before the start of camp for a full refund less a $150 administration fee. Cancellation made 20-10 days before the start of camp will be refunded 50%. No refunds will be provided less than 10 days (Nov. 20th) before the start of camp

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Breaststroke Day Camp

This camp will focus on perfecting your streamline, body position, kick and pull. Besides the in-water work, your swimmer will take part in classroom sessions where the entire stroke is broken down and they will hear success stories and learn mental techniques to prepare them for race day.

December 28th & 29th

Ages 8 – 18

$420 per Swimmer

*Only one discount can be applied during the registration process

8:30am – 9:00am | Registration / Check-In at Pool
9:00am | Welcome From Coaches
9:15am – 10:15am | Classroom Session – Breaststroke Components, Streamline Importance, Kick & Pull
10:30am – 12:30pm | Streamline, Kick Work in the Water
12:45pm – 1:30pm | Lunch Break (lunch provided on site)
1:45pm – 3:45pm | Kick & Pull Work in the Water
3:45pm – 4:00pm | Questions / Dismissal / Swimmer Pick Up

8:30am – 9:00am | Check-In at Pool
9:00am | Welcome & Review
9:15am – 10:15am | Classroom Session – Head & Shoulders, Timing, Pullout & Turns
10:30am – 12:30pm | Head, Shoulders & Body Position Pool Session
12:45pm – 1:30pm | Lunch Break
1:45pm – 3:45pm | Turns, Pull Outs & Full Stroke Pool Session
3:45pm – 4:00pm | Questions / Dismissal, Swimmer Pick Up

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Sergio Lopez Miro

Head Coach

Sergio joined the Hokies after spending the two seasons as the associate head coach at Auburn University, following a two-year stint as the head high performance coach of the Singapore Swimming Association. Lopez Miro owns previous head coaching experience at West Virginia from 2004-07, where he was a two-time Big East Men’s Coach of the Year. His list of notable pupils includes Olympic gold medalists and NCAA champions Ryan Murphy and Joseph Schooling.

Following his stint at WVU, Lopez led the prestigious Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida from 2007-14. During his tenure, he led both the boys’ and girls’ teams to state titles and his teams held five of the 11 independent school national high school records. In addition, the boys team claimed four national titles while the girls finished as runners-up twice. Murphy and Schooling both swam for Lopez Miro at Bolles.

The Barcelona, Spain native was a member of the Spanish national team from 1984-96. He won a silver medal at the 1993 World Championships and has held European and U.S. Open records as well as 14 records in Spain. Lopez Miro claimed a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics in the 200 breaststroke.

Lopez Miro began his coaching career as a volunteer at Arizona from 1994-96. From 1996-97 he was the technical director at the Cantabric Swimming Federation in Santander, Spain before returning to the U.S. to serve as the head coach at Hillenbrand Aquatics in Tucson, Arizona.

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In 2010, the Virginia Tech swimming and diving teams moved their home to the Christiansburg Aquatic Center after spending decades at the pool inside of  War Memorial Gym on Tech’s campus.

A joint venture between the town of Christiansburg and Tech, the nearly $15 million CAC officially opened its doors in July of 2010, and it serves as the hosts of the Hokies’ home meets in addition to the teams’ practice facility.

The facility ranks as one of the best in the ACC and drew conference-wide recognition in the winter of 2012 by serving as the hosts for the ACC Championships. Tech fared well at its home venue, with the men’s team finishing a program-best second and the women’s team coming in fourth.

The CAC, a 62,000 square-foot facility, features a full-size, 50-meter Olympic-style pool, which is double the length of the pool at War Memorial Gym. All collegiate competitions take place in 25-yard lanes – a distance that is achieved by properly positioning the pair of 6-foot bulkheads. A long-course option, though, allows the swimmers to work on their endurance.

The pool has depths ranging from 7 to 17 feet. The lanes are 9 feet wide, which makes for a faster pool, and the average water temperature of the pool is 82 degrees.

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