2021 Sergio Lopez Swim Camps at Virginia Tech

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May 01st, 2021 Swim Camps


2021 Breaststroke Camp

Due to the NCAA dead period, camp participants must be enrolled in 8th grade or lower as of May 29th.

Each camper will be required to provide a negative COVID test taken 72 hours prior to their participation in camp

All swimmers must be registered through USA Swimming, with a USA Swim Club. Or, they can purchase a flex pass membership through Virginia Swimming.

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.

Due to Covid restrictions, camp is currently limited to 30 participants.  If restrictions change, the number of participants may change.

May 29th – 30th, 2021

8th grade and lower (as of May 28th)

$420 per Swimmer

*Only one discount can be applied during the registration process

8:45am – 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

2021 Summer Camp

Each camper will be required to provide a negative COVID test taken 72 hours prior to their participation in camp

Our June intensive technique camps will be set up so your swimmer can attend one 2 day camp or both.

During these camps you will learn to understand how to efficiently move your body through the water in every stroke. You will learn that:

  • The importance of the body position in the backstroke stroke. You will learn to swim “taller” and “longer” than you ever thought you could.
  • The freestyle stroke starts at the core and everything (your kick and pull) stays connected through it.
  • The importance of finding the right timing in breaststroke is key, and how to always have your center of gravity as close to surface of the water as possible.
  • The butterfly stroke is more about finding your rhythm than it is about strength. You will learn how to feel your stroke rhythm while still developing your power.

By the end of our camps, our goal is to help you become a faster and more efficient swimmer in all strokes.

JUNE 24TH & 25TH
Backstroke/Freestyle Camp

JUNE 26TH & 27TH
Breaststroke/Butterfly Camp

Ages 8 – 18

$400 per camp
$675 for both

8:45am – 9:00am | Registration / Check-In at Pool
9:00am – 11:00am | Pool Session
11:15am – 12:30am | Classroom Session
12:45am – 1:30pm | Lunch Break (lunch provided onsite)
1:45pm – 3:45pm | Pool Session
3:45pm – 4:00pm | Questions / Dismissal, swimmer pick up


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.


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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