June 22nd – 26th, 2020
8-18 for overnight campers & day campers
Dartmouth College – Alumni Gym – Hanover, NH
The Upper Valley Swim Camp is designed for competitive swimmers who are looking to improve technique across all strokes, starts and turns. Swimmers will focus on a specific stroke and skill each day of the camp, swimmers will improve their technique through a progression of drills and video review led by a member of the coaching staff. Each camper will leave with an under and above water video of all four stroke, inducing a voice over with tips for improving each area. For those who are interested there will be an opportunity for additional training outside of the standard technique sessions.
- Improve your technique in all four strokes as well as starts and turn
- Low Swimmer to coach ratio, staff made up of College Coaches as well as current swim team member
- Outdoor evening activities in the beautiful New Hampshire summer
- Every Swimmer will leave with a T-Shirt, Cap and Camp notebook and Video review
Dartmouth swimmers and divers have the advantage of exceptional pool and weight-training facilities. The Big Green swimming complex features two pools with a total of 15 25-yard lanes as well as two 50-meter lanes. The cornerstone is the Karl Michael Pool, which features six racing lanes and seating for 400 spectators. Built in 1963 and designed by former Dartmouth swim captain R. Jackson Smith ’36, the Michael Pool was host to the 1968 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championship. In 1970, it was formally named in honor of the legendary Big Green swim coach, who headed the Dartmouth program from 1939-1970.
The Michael Pool’s diving area features one- and three-meter boards with Durafirm and Maxiflex equipment and a water well just under 15 feet deep. Adjacent is Spaulding Pool, a 25 yard, 4-lane pool constructed in 1919. The walls surrounding Spaulding still feature the beautiful mosaic tile installed during the original construction phase 85 years ago.
Swim camp news is courtesy of Upper Valley Swim Camp, a SwimSwam partner.