Rowdy Gaines and David Marsh Present Legends Swim Camp – Sign Up Today

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February 01st, 2018 Swim Camps

Are you wanting to drop some time to make it to your varsity team? Maybe you are already on that Varsity team but want to be on the state relay team? What if you are on the border of going D1? Whatever your mission is we make it ours!


Do you want to be Faster off the Blocks? Do you need to better at your turns?

Do you outswim the competition but keep getting beat in the details? With a total of two full days of instruction, the Art of Fast Swimming Camp will instruct and demonstrate the proper swimming technique, stroke mechanics, speed training and power development for all levels of athletes. The weekend includes a specialized introduction to power training with equipment. Learn from the coaches who have developed SEC, NCAA, World and Olympic champions!

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June 1-2, 2019, Rosen Aquatic Center

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June 22-23, 2019, TMI the Episcopal School

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June 29-30, 2019, Suburban Seahawks Club

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Deposit Option: You may pay a deposit of only $100 + processing fees, or pay in full, at the time of registration. If you pay the deposit only your balance payment is due upon registration of first day of camp. Should you need to make different payment arrangements please contact Jillian Wilkins @ [email protected] to discuss your options.

Refund Policy: the $100 deposit and processing fees are non-refundable. Canceling prior to April 30, 2019 you will receive a refund of all monies paid less $100.00 and processing fees. After May 1, 2019 all payments made will be forfeited. Transfers are not permitted.

*Legends Swim Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only to number and age.

Who: Boys & Girls
Ages: 9-18
Cost: $495, include Box Lunch


*schedule subject to change based on coaches and athletes in each camp

Day 1- Legends are Born

7:30-8:15am  CHECK IN

8:15-8:30am:     Welcome and introductions

8:30-9:00am:     Rowdy gives Legend Speech: defined and how you become one. How ANYONE can become one!

9:00-9:05am:     Rowdy Introduces Dean Hutchinson

9:05-9:30am:     Dean speaks on overcoming adversity and becoming a legend

9:30-10am:        Swim warm ups-video sign ups

10:00-10:15       Video for starts

10:15-12pm         Start Drills. Video before and after

12-1pm               Lunch with The Greatest Race Ever Announced by The Legend.                                                 Rowdy will speak of the race, Jason Lezak and Michael Phelps.  He will speak of his struggles and his path to Gold.

1-1:30pm           Dryland Drills w focus on body position hold: lunges, burpees, planks, etc. with emphasis on streamline/core to demonstrate the importance of posture, line and balance.

1:30-2pm:          Push off Position with proper core/streamline.  Freestyle kick/Back kick w proper body position.  Swimming neutral.  T-Press Drills.  Body Roll

2-2:45pm           Free Drills Building the perfect Free

2:45-3pm           Dolphin kicks and Break out

3-3:30pm           Starts, Dolphins, Breakouts and Free: The Legendary 25 Free (filmed)

3:30-4pm           Questions and Answers

Day 2: Legends are Made

8-8:30am      Favorite Olympic Memories. Rowdy passes around Gold Medal. How Legends are Normal People Doing abnormal things

8:30-8:45am  Warm up with breath control

8:45-9:30       Body Roll and T Press

9:30-10:15     Back stroke drills Body Roll, T-Press and Hand position

10:15-10:30  David speaks of turns in practice, Legends practice what they race.

10:30-11       Short Axis Turns

11:00-11:30  Long Axis Turns

11:30-12       Speed in, Speed Out of turns and Breath Control.  Can you dolphin as far as Michael Phelps?  Legend Turns, Legend Breath Control and Legend Dolphins

Noon-1pm    Lunch David speaks of family, swimming community, belief in each other, in coaches and in self.

David speaks of Being Coachable and choosing the right path to college

1:15-2:00pm     Fly Drills

2:00-2:45pm     Breast Stroke Drills

2:45-3:30pm     Your Choice Race all Out. Be Different. Filmed

3:30-4:00pm     Questions and Answers, Autographs, and pictures

*Legends Swim Camps are open to any and all entrants, limited only to number and age.

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David Marsh
Three time Olympic coach, 9-time NCAA National Coach of the Year, 13 Time SEC Coach of the Year and countless times as a USA National Team Coach,
Marsh was a five-time All-American backstroker at Auburn and the 1980 SEC backstroke champion, ranked sixth in the world at the time. He earned a degree in business administration in 1981 and he remained at Auburn as an assistant coach until 1985 when he left for Dynamo.
Marsh had a successful 17-year career at Auburn University winning 17 consecutive SEC titles & 12 NCAA National Championships. At the conference level his athletes won 17 consecutive SEC Team titles, 13 men’s (10 of these consecutive) and 4 women’s. His coaching prowess produced 178 SEC individual titles and 52 relay conference victories. Internationally 52 Auburn athletes have won medals in 90 events including 27 during the summer of 2003. While at AU, Marsh developed 22 Olympians who won seven medals. 

Rowdy Gaines
Ambrose “Rowdy” Gaines, IV is one the greatest American sprint freestylers of all-time. Five-time NCAA Champion, Rowdy swam at Auburn from 1977-1981. Gaines competed in the 1984 Olympics and won the gold in the 100 meter freestyle. He also contributed to the US winning gold in bot the medley relay and 4 x 100 free relay. Rowdy also has two gold medals and a silver medal from the 1978 World Championships and has three gold and two silver medals from the 1982 Worlds. A
After the 1984 Olympics, Rowdy retired from competing and became a swimming announcer for television. In 1991 he developed Guillain-Barre syndrome, hospitalizing him for two months. He used swimming as a therapy and qualified to the 1996 Olympic Trials. Rowdy is a member of the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame, the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, and the Florida Sports Hall of Fame.

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