Olivet Nazarene to Host Camp for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Swimmers

See Program Flyer here.

Olivet Nazarene University is hosting a swim camp for Deaf and hard of hearing swimmers ages 8-17 with an eagerness to learn. This is an extremely rare opportunity to experience a life-changing week in the pool. The goal of this camp is to help each swimmer gain confidence and improve his or her skills. ONU is proud to offer the same championship coaching to your swimmer that propelled the ONU teams to the 2016 NAIA National Championship, where the men were national champions and the women were runner-ups.

ONU is partnering with USADS( USA Deaf Swimming) to offer a unique, perhaps life-changing experience. Deaf and hard of hearing swimmers now have a growth opportunity to enhance his/her swimming techniques by offering instruction and encouragement in all four strokes. All activities will be led by Scott Teeters (ONU Head Coach), Samantha Elam (ONU grad, Deaf American and World record holder), and Peggy Liang( Former Division 1 Athlete at University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Deaf American and World record holder).

This camp is designed to adapt and enhance the techniques to meet your young athlete’s needs instead of a “one size fits all” methodology. Swimmers are taught with a curriculum that explains the proper bio-mechanics of the four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns. The method of instruction will be adapted based on the individual variables that each swimmer brings.These swimmers also have the rare opportunity to be taught by former Deaf swimmers just like them.

– Daily lectures, demonstrations and drills
– Daily underwater videotaping of swimmers’ strokes, turns, and starts
– Daily Instructional videos from various Olympians and World Champions
– Dryland Exercises introduced
– Supervised recreational activities.

Swimmers will get the opportunity to stay on the college campus and in the dorms

Helping your child improve and grow is one of the best ways we can serve you.

When: June 20-24
Where: Olivet Nazarene University
1 University Ave. Bourbonnais, IL 60914
Cost: $450 Overnight campers $325 Commuters

For more information contact Samantha Elam at: [email protected]

Leave a Reply

2 Comment threads
1 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
newest oldest most voted

What a great opportunity to deaf and hard of hearing swimmers!


Anyone know of swim camps for the visually impaired??

About Braden Keith

Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

Read More »

Want to take your swimfandom to the next level?

Subscribe to SwimSwam Magazine!