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Water Rat
March 30th, 2011, 10:17 AM
I've been looking into attending a masters swim camp this summer. I've only been able to find one at UC San Diego in late June and one potentially at Duke. UC San Diego offers a weekend camp in addition to a week long camp. Duke's is currently on the drawing board, pending enough interest.

Has anyone had any experience with the UCSD camp - good, bad or indifferent? Are there other camps out there that I can't seem to find?

As a kid I enjoyed the swim camps I went to at Alabama and U of Florida.

jbs
March 30th, 2011, 10:36 AM
I've seen two other masters swim camps, though I guess one is called a clinic and I'm not sure they are really what you are looking for. The clinic is starting up this summer in Maine. SwimWorks, which is run by the Bowdoin swim coach is holding three weekend clinics, two on freestyle and one on starts and turns:

http://www.swimworks.org/summer-swim-clinics-2011/

And I know that KPN has held camps at Kona and Costa Rica in the past, but it doesn't look like she has any scheduled for this year. Still, I believe that she is flexible and can set one up with you depending on your needs/desires:

http://www.aquaticedge.org/upcomingCamps.php

Hope that helps.

pwb
March 30th, 2011, 11:37 AM
I haven't been to a UCSD camp, but if it's put on my the head coach at the UCSD Masters team, I imagine it'll be great. The facility at UCSD is totally awesome with two gorgeous 8 lane 50 meter pools. Not to mention that the campus and nearby beaches in La Jolla are great, as well.

Stevepowell
March 30th, 2011, 07:04 PM
http://www.theraceclub.net/

Ahelee Sue Osborn
March 31st, 2011, 11:24 AM
The UC San Diego coaches were a part of the 2010 SwimFest last year and did a great job with the open water segment! They have some RaceClub experience and a gorgeous facility as well, so it's probably a good gamble.

The masters coaches of The PACIFIC in Northern California are hosting what looks to be a fabulous masters clinic June 10-12.

http://pacmastersswimmingexcelweekend.com

Heard rumblings of even more NorCal "championship coach" additions yet to be announced :)
The June Clinic brings in all the coaches and even Dr. Genadijus for video analysis. Gorgeous new aquatic facility in San Mateo.

I went to the Walnut Creek Intensity Clinic earlier this month and it was awesome - mark your calendar for 2012.

Springbrook
April 14th, 2011, 10:03 PM
I don't know about a UC San Diego camp, but it's possible you're confusing it with the masters camp at the University of San Diego. I attended last year, for the first time, and found it extremely worthwhile. Great coach (Mike Keeler), great instruction, great activities (including some open water swims), and a great group of campers -- many of whom have been coming year after year. Some of my favorite moments came during the relaxed lunches when we all traded the swimming equivalent of war stories. Lots of laughs!

This year's camp is being held June 26-July 1. Here's the link: http://www.usdcamps.com/Camps/Swimming/Masters_Swim_Camp.htm

philoswimmer
April 16th, 2011, 07:14 PM
The masters coaches of The PACIFIC in Northern California are hosting what looks to be a fabulous masters clinic June 10-12.

http://pacmastersswimmingexcelweekend.com

Heard rumblings of even more NorCal "championship coach" additions yet to be announced :)
The June Clinic brings in all the coaches and even Dr. Genadijus for video analysis. Gorgeous new aquatic facility in San Mateo.


This looks like a really cool event. I'm seriously thinking about it!

Springbrook
May 5th, 2011, 09:08 PM
Here is another venue that offers a masters swim camp, and swim camps for kids too: http://www.bestswimcentre.com/ It appears to be about 30 minutes from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

And another one in Costa Rica: http://www.facebook.com/crdsc